Primary Department
School of History and Geography
Work Area/Key Responsibilities
History & Geography
Maria Falina
Phone number:
01 700
St Patrick's Campus
Room Number
SPD D315a

Academic biography

Maria Falina is a historian of modern and contemporary Europe. She specializes in Eastern Europe, intellectual history, nationalism, and history of religion and politics. She holds a PhD in Comparative History of Central, Southeastern and Eastern Europe from the Central European University, Budapest (2011). Before coming to DCU, she has held guest lectureships and worked as a postdoctoral fellow at Moscow State University, Central European University and UCD. 

Dr Falina co-authored the first synthetic overview of the history of modern political thought in East Central Europe published by OUP in 2016. She is currently working on a comparative history of religious communities and conflict in Yugoslavia in the first half of the 20th century.

Research interests

Modern and contemporary European historyEastern and Central European historyintellectual historyhistory of political thoughthistory of democracyreligion & modernitynationalism studies   history of ethnic and religious minorities history of historiography