The Hedgehog Review
One hundred years after the outbreak of the Great War, Europe is again in crisis. The old cultural questions of Europe and Europeanness have emerged with renewed urgency: If Europe as a union is to survive, what forms of solidarity and identity might hold it together?
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Spring Fellows Dinner
25 April 2014
| Fellows Dinner
Spring Fellows Colloquium
25 April 2014
| Fellows Colloquium
Christina Simko is a cultural and historical sociologist with particular interests in political culture, collective memory, and social theory. She completed her Ph.D. in sociology at the University of Virginia in May 2013.
Her current book project—tentatively titled The Politics of Consolation: Mourning, Memory, and the Meaning of September 11—is an historical and sociological account of American political consolation. Delving into the political speechmaking that has accompanied national crises from the American founding to the present, the project identifies symbolic and existential tasks at the heart of political...