Dr. Katarina Kušić

Katarina Kušić’s work focusses on social, political, and economic transformations and ways of studying them. After earning a PhD degree in International Politics from Aberystwyth University, Wales, she held a post at the University of Bristol and returned to Aberystwyth University as a holder of the Economic and Social Research Council (UK) Postdoctoral Fellowship.

Her PhD research challenged the conventional understanding of international intervention by drawing from the everyday experiences of intervention, focussing specifically on youth in non-formal education, and agricultural production in Serbia. She is particularly interested in postcolonial and decolonial thought and studies of Southeast Europe, experiential and narrative knowledge in the Social Sciences, and land and agriculture in political transformations.

Katarina is also a co-convener of the South East Europe Working Group at the British Association for International Studies and the communications officer at the Journal of International Relations and Development. Full CV

Website: www.katarinakusic.com

Twitter: @KatKusic


Current research project

Political Ecologies of Land in Southeast Europe investigates the role of land in global politics. The main premise of the project is that examining land as a trans-scalar object is crucial for understanding new configurations of power and their local and global effects. To do this, the project forwards a multi-dimensional and transdisciplinary approach that investigates land as a site of policymaking, everyday experiences, and alternative political imaginaries in Southeast Europe.


  • Political ecologies of post-socialism
  • Postcolonial and decolonial thought
  • Development, statebuilding, and peacebuilding
  • Interpretive methods


Selected publications

Journal article:

  • Kušić K (forthcoming) Balkan subjects in intervention literature: The politics of overrepresentation and reconstruction. Journal of International Relations and Development.

Edited volumes: