CITSEE announces appointment of 3 new members of staff

CITSEE is pleased to announce the appointment of 3 new members of staff. 

CITSEE is pleased to announce the appointment of 3 new members of staff. 

Dejan Stjepanovic joined the Law School as a research fellow on the CITSEE research project. Dejan holds an MRes degree in Political and Social Sciences from the European University Institute, Florence, where he is finalising his doctoral thesis on territorial politics of four historic regions in Croatia and Serbia. His research focused on sub-state regionalism in Dalmatia, Istria, Sandzak and Vojvodina. He graduated from the University of Athens and studied at the Central European University (MA in Nationalism Studies). Dejan also worked on cross-border cooperation projects in Southeast Europe and as a consultant for several think-tanks. As a member of the CITSEE team, Dejan continues researching the relations between territorial politics and citizenship, minorities and kin-states in Southeast Europe.

Katja Swider holds an LLM degree in European Law from Leiden University and an LLM in Legal Research from Utrecht University. Within CITSEE, she focuses her research on the legal aspects of citizenship regimes, specifically on the interaction between internal (national) and external (foreign, international and supranational) legal norms. Katja has recently won a grant from the Dutch Research Council to pursue a PhD on statelessness determination procedures in European states.

Nick Holdstock is managing editor and copywriter for the website. He is a graduate of Sussex and Edinburgh University, and the author of The Tree that Bleeds, a book about the Uighur minority in Xinjiang, a province of Western China. He is also a regular contributor to the London Review of Books and n+1.

These new appointments will help CITSEE to continue to broaden and enrich its engagement with issues relating to citizenship, both in the Western Balkans and beyond.