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I am a Post-doctoral Research Associate at the Institute of Political Science, University of Luxembourg working on a project titled “ELWar – Electoral Legacies of War: Political Competition in Postwar Southeast Europe” funded by the ERC Starting Grant, and led by Professor Josip Glaurdić. Prior to joining the university in October 2017, I was a Visiting Fulbright Scholar at the Department of Political Science, Yale University (2017), a Cvachovec Fellow at the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto (2017), and a Research Fellow at the International Institute of Political Science, Masaryk University (2012-2017). My research focuses on the existing challenges to democracy in Central and Eastern Europe with special emphasis on election-related conflicts, political violence and modern forms of authoritarian rule. I am the author of Electoral Violence in the Western Balkans. From Voting to Fighting and Back (Routledge; 2017) and a co-author of Challenges to Democracies in East Central Europe (Routledge; 2016). My papers on electoral violence and democratization have been published in a variety of international peer-reviewed journals (e.g. Terrorism and Political Violence, Journal of International Relations and Development, Democracy and Security, Journal of Southeast European and Black Sea Studies or World Political Science).

Selected papers

A case for global democracy? Arms exports and conflicting goals in democracy promotion co-authored by Pavel Dufek in Journal of International Relations and Development (online; October 2017).


Fighting and Voting: Mapping Electoral Violence in the Region of Post-Communist Europe in Terrorism and Political Violence (online; July 2016).


Explaining Electoral Violence in Serbia: fsQCA Analysis of Contentious Behavior in the Electoral Arena in Democracy and Security, 12 (4) (October 2016)

Journal_SEBSS Democratization and electoral violence in post-communism. A study of Montenegro in Southeast European and Black Sea Studies, 15 (1) (March 2015).