Professor of Comparative Politics
I am Weatherhead Visiting Scholar at Harvard University's Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, and a Fulbright Visiting Scholar. At the University of Sarajevo in Bosnia and Herzegovina I am an Associate Professor of Comparative Politics at the Faculty of Political Science.
My research examines how democratic and authoritarian politics are institutionalized in the context of ethnic conflict, power-sharing, and democratic innovations. I focus on the processes in Southeast European countries with comparative perspectives from Southeast Asia, East Africa, and the Middle East.
As a consultant, I designed several deliberative processes and advocate for citizens' assemblies. I am a member of the Balkans in Europe Policy Advisory Group, a principal investigator of EU Horizon—Contexts of Extremism in MENA and Balkan Societies, and an editor of Illiberal Politics in Southeast Europe. I speak and write in Croatian (Bosnian, Serbian), English, and German.