Cody James Inglis

Cody James Inglis (USA)

Doctoral Candidate, Department of History, CEU
Visegrad Scholarship at OSA
Attendance Period: 
Feb/2024 - Mar/2024
Research Title: 
From People’s Democracy to Socialist Democracy? The Afterlives of Left-Wing Republicanism in Hungary and Yugoslavia, 1945–1968
Research Description: 

This project is a first step toward an intellectual history of theories of popular sovereignty on the Left from 1945 to 1968 in Central and Southeastern Europe. Specifically, it focuses on early postwar theories of people’s democracy and their reformulation into theories of Socialist Democracy by the 1960s in Hungary and Yugoslavia. This is an extension of Inglis’s dissertation work on the development of Left-wing republicanism in the region during the interwar period, seeing these postwar ideas as direct descendants of the debates from the 1920s and 1930s.

Inglis is a Doctoral Candidate in Comparative History at Central European University (Vienna). His dissertation is an intellectual history of Left-wing republicanism from the turn of the 20th century to the end of the postwar reconstruction period in Central and Southeastern Europe. He works on this topic in the Hungarian and South Slavic contexts in a comparative and relational frame. More broadly, Inglis has research interests in the history of modern political thought and philosophy in Central and Southeastern Europe, the history of socio-political concepts, the history of historiography, and the category of temporality in philosophies of history.