On the Ground Perspectives

European Studies Council and the Council on Latin American & Iberian Studies collaborative interview collection titled “On the Ground Perspectives.” This new series features our international academic collaborators and institutional partners, investigating their research and other institutional priorities during the pandemic. The series aims to surface common challenges and showcase best practices for ongoing collaboration during this unusually challenging time. 

The profiles below relate to ESC institutional partnerships. To read profiles that relate to the Council on Latin American & Iberian Studies partnerships, please go here


Sasha Roseneil, University College London (UCL)                  Read Interview

Sasha Roseneil is Pro-Vice-Provost (Equity and Inclusion) and Dean of the Faculty of Social and Historical Sciences at UCL. She is Professor of Interdisciplinary Social Science in the Institute of Advanced Studies at UCL. Her most recent book explores the changing, and unchanging, terrain of personal life in Europe, The Tenacity of the Couple-Norm: intimate citizenship regimes in a changing Europe (co-authored with Isabel Crowhurst, Tone Hellesund, Ana Cristina Santos and Mariya Stoilova), 2020: UCL Press, available open access.

Eneken Laanes, Tallinn University                                               Read Interview

Eneken Laanes was a Juris Padegs Research Fellow at Yale University (2013–2014). She is a Professor of Comparative Literature at Tallinn University and the Project Leader of the European Research Council project Translating Memories: The Eastern European Past in the Global Arena. Her research deals with transnational memory and transcultural memorial forms in post-Soviet memory cultures of Eastern Europe. 

Pablo Vidal, Universidad Católica de Valencia (UCV)                Read Interview

Pablo Vidal was a Visiting Professor at the Yale MacMillan Center in 2019 and worked with both Council on Latin American & Iberian Studies and the European Studies Council. He is a Professor of Social and Cultural Anthropology at Catholic University of Valencia, Spain and Director of the Anthropology Research Institute. He also has administrative duties as part of the Provost’s Office at UCV. Dr. Vidal’s current research focuses on the relationship between nature and people, mainly in rural areas.