Martin Nekola is an independent scholar and Research Director at Democracy 2.1. His research has mostly focused on non-democratic regimes, the era of Communism, and the East-European anti-communist exiles in the United States during the Cold War. The focus of his most recent research has followed the stories of political refugees from Eastern Europe in the aftermath of the Second World War and their migration to various parts of the globe, including the Dominican Republic. Earlier in 2016, Dr. Nekola conducted research on this topic at the Hoover Institution and Stanford University. In the first half of October 2016, he continued his research at the CUNY Dominican Studies Institute, where he was a recipient of a 2016 Dominican Archives & Library Research Grant. During his time in New York, Dr. Nekola also explored the resources available at the Manuscripts and Archives Division of the New York Public Library, and visited numerous other archives.
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