Denisa Kostovicova

Associate Professor in Global Politics, LSE

Dr Denisa Kostovicova is Associate Professor in Global Politics at the Department of Government at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She was educated at Central European University and Cambridge University, and has held Junior Research Fellowships at Wolfson College, Cambridge and Linacre College, Oxford. Prior to pursuing her graduate studies, she worked as a journalist during the wars of Yugoslavia’s dissolution in 1990s, reporting for the CNN World Report and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, among others. Her research deals with transition from war to peace, with a particular focus on understanding the challenges of post-conflict reconstruction from the perspective of the people on the ground. She is the author of Kosovo: The Politics of Identity and Space and co-editor of a number of special issues and books including Transnationalism in the Balkans, Persistent State Weakness in the Global Age, Bottom-Up Politics: An Agency-Centred Approach to Globalization and Civil Society and Transitions in the Western Balkans, as well as numerous academic articles and analytic pieces. She is currently writing a monograph about post-conflict justice in divided regions. She contributes regularly to public debates and to international and national policy-making, having authored reports for the EU and the UN.

The populist insurgency, May 12th, 2017, Great Hall


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