Professor in Southeast European Politics, U of Graz, Austria
Florian Bieber is Professor of Southeast European History and Politics and Director of the Centre for Southeast European Studies at the University of Graz, Austria. He holds the Jean Monnet Chair in the Europeanization of Southeastern Europe and is the coordinator of the Balkans in Europe Policy Advisory Group (BiEPAG). He previously was Lecturer in East European Politics at the University of Kent, UK. Between 2001 and 2006, he worked in Belgrade (Serbia) and Sarajevo (Bosnia-Herzegovina) for the European Centre for Minority Issues. Dr. Bieber also is a Visiting Professor at the Nationalism Studies Program at Central European University, has taught at Cornell University and the University of Bologna and Sarajevo, and has been a Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics. His research interests include institutional design in multiethnic states, nationalism and ethnic conflict, as well as the political systems of Southeast Europe. He has published articles on institutional design, nationalism and politics in Southeast Europe in Europe-Asia Studies, Nationalities Papers, Third World Quarterly, Current History, International Peacekeeping, Ethnopolitics and other journals. He is the author of The Rise of Authoritarianism in the Western Balkans (Palgrave 2020) and Debating Nationalism. The Global Spread of Nations (Bloomsbury 2020).