I am a political scientist specialising on the Western Balkans region and its European Integration perspective.
Academically, I am a former postdoctoral Junior Research Fellow at South East European Studies at Oxford (SEESOX), which is part of the European Studies Centre of St Antony’s College at the University of Oxford. I obtained my PhD in political science from the University of Zurich, Switzerland, and was previously a Swiss Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars in Washington, D.C.
My research focuses on democratisation of divided post-war societies with a particular emphasis on political and constitutional orders in the Western Balkans. I am also interested in European Union (EU) politics, particularly the aspects of EU integration and accession policies as well the EU’s Neighbourhood Policy. On a more theoretical level, my interests involve the study of liberalism, socialism, nationalism, democracy as well as concepts connected to these grand theories, for example rule of law, issues of representation and identity, or governance and accountability.
My current project, which is funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation, investigates the challenges of liberalism in Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Serbia, and what they mean in terms of European Union accession.