Sabrina P. Ramet

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Sabrina Petra Ramet (born Pedro Ramet on June 26, 1949 in London ) is an American professor of political science who lives in Norway .


Ramet is the child of an Austrian and a Spaniard, moved to California at the age of 10 and became a US citizen in 1966. She began to notice her man-to-woman transsexuality at the age of about 10 ; since 1989 she has officially been living as a woman.

She studied at the Stanford University philosophy . She then served from 1971 to 1975 in the United States Air Force , for which she was stationed at Ramstein Air Base in Germany. At the same time, she completed an evening course in international relations at the University of Arkansas , which she graduated with a master's degree in 1974. In 1981 she received her PhD in political science from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). After holding several assistant and visiting professorships, she became a professor at the University of Washington in 1994 , and has been a professor at the University of Trondheim since 2001 . She also works for the peace research institute PRIO in Oslo .

One focus of her academic work is Yugoslavia (or its successor states), which she has visited many times since 1978, under the aspects of history, politics and religion. In addition, she deals with other Eastern European countries such as the CSSR and the GDR, Poland, Romania and Russia as well as with applied philosophy. In addition to English, she speaks very good German , Serbo-Croatian , Italian and Norwegian .

Since 2003 she has been married under Norwegian law to Christine Hassenstab, who works as a scientist at the Sociological Institute of Trondheim University.

In 2009 she was elected a member of the Norwegian Academy of Sciences .

Works (selection)

  • Nationalism and Federalism in Yugoslavia, 1963–1983. 1984. (2nd edition ud T. Nationalism and Federalism in Yugoslavia, 1962–1991. , 1992, ISBN 0-253-34794-7 )
  • Balkan Babel: Politics, Culture, and Religion in Yugoslavia. 1992. (4th edition ud T. Balkan Babel: The Disintegration of Yugoslavia from the Death of Tito to the Fall of Milosevic. 2002)
  • Whose Democracy? Nationalism, Religion, and the Doctrine of Collective Rights in Post-1989 Eastern Europe. 1997.
  • Nihil Obstat: Religion, Politics, and Social Change in East-Central Europe and Russia. 1998.
  • as editor with Gordana Crnković: Kazaaam! Splat! Ploof! The American impact on European popular culture since 1945. 2003, ISBN 0-7425-0000-4 - their contributions are:
    • Shake, Rattle, and Self-Management. Rock Music and Politics in Socialist Yugoslavia, and After. Pp. 173-197.
    • UFOs over Russia and Eastern Europe. Pp. 198-218.
  • Church and State in Romania before and after 1989. In: Henry F. Carey (Ed.): Romania since 1989. Politics, Economics, ans Scoiety. Oxford 2004, pp. 275-295.
  • Thinking about Yugoslavia: Scholarly Debates about the Yugoslav Breakup and the Wars in Bosnia and Kosovo. Cambridge 2005.
  • The Three Yugoslavias. State-building and legitimation, 1918–2005. 2006, ISBN 0-253-34656-8 . (German translation: The three Yugoslavia. A history of the formation of states and their problems. 2011, ISBN 978-3-486-58349-6 )
  • Religija i politika u vremenu promene: Katolicka i pravoslavne crkve u centralnoj i jugoistocnoj Evropi. Belgrade 2006.
  • Pets of the Great Dictators & Other Works. (with illustrations by Christine M. Hassenstab), 2006, ISBN 0-9787713-2-X .
  • The Liberal Project and the Transformation of Democracy: The Case of East Central Europe. 2007, ISBN 978-1-58544-575-2 .
  • as editor: The independent state of Croatia 1941-45. 2007, ISBN 978-0-415-44055-4 .
  • as editor: Croatia since independence. War, politics, society, foreign relations. 2008, ISBN 978-3-486-58043-3 .
  • as editor: Central and Southeast European politics since 1989. 2010, ISBN 978-0-521-88810-3 .
  • Memory and identity in the Yugoslav successor states. In: Nationalities papers. ( ISSN  0090-5992 ), Vol. 41, 2013, pp. 871-970.
  • as editor: Religion and politics in post-socialist central and southeastern Europe. Challenges since 1989. 2014, ISBN 978-1-137-33071-0 .

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. a b Former Fellow Sabrina P Ramet, Bio . Wilson Center, accessed May 4, 2019.
  2. ^ Sabrina P. Ramet: Nationalism and Federalism in Yugoslavia 1962–1991. 2nd Edition. 1992, pp. Xi-xii.
  3. See curriculum vitae on their homepage, as well as