• The Routledge Handbook of Popular Music and Politics of the Balkans (London and New York: Routledge).

In press

  • ‘”Can I Be Gay in the Army?”: British Army Recruitment Advertising to LGBTQ Youth in 2017-18 and Belonging in the Queer Military Home’, Critical Military Studies.


  • ‘Peace on the Small Screen: UNPROFOR’s Television Unit in 1994-5 and the “Media War” in Former Yugoslavia’, Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television 44:2 (2022): 344-71.
  • ‘The Molitva Factor: Eurovision and “Performing” National Identity in World Politics’, in The Eurovision Song Contest as a Cultural Phenomenon: From Concert Halls to the Halls of Academia, ed. Adam Dubin, Dean Vuletic and Antonio Obregón: 96-110 (London and New York: Routledge).


  • Your Race Sounds Familiar?: Blackface, Cross-Racial/Cross-Gender Drag and the Your Face Sounds Familiar Franchise (2013–) on Post-Yugoslav Television‘, VIEW: Journal of European Television History and Culture 10:20 (2021): 83-103.
  • ‘The Contingencies of Whiteness: Gendered/Racialised Global Dynamics of Security Narratives’, Security Dialogue 52:S (2021): 124-32.
  • ‘Celebrity Leader Personas and Embodied Militarism’, International Studies Review 23: 3 (2021):  1053-6.
  • ‘The Call is Coming from Inside the House: Researching Race after Yugoslavia in “Post-Post-Racial” Times’, in Researching Yugoslavia and its Aftermath: Sources, Prejudices and Alternative Solutions, ed. Branislav Radeljić and Carlos González-Villa: 253-72 (Cham: Springer).
  • (with Marianna Szczygielska and Špela Drnovšek Zorko) ‘Guarding the “Balkan Route” on the Postsocialist Frontier: Revisiting Maja Weiss’s Varuh meje (2002)’, International Feminist Journal of Politics 23:5 (2021): 811-28.
  • (with Redi Koobak) ‘Bridging Postcoloniality, Postsocialism and ‘Race’ in the Age of Brexit: an Interview with Catherine Baker’, in Postcolonial and Postsocialist Dialogues: Intersections, Opacities, Challenges in Feminist Theorizing and Practice, ed. Redi Koobak, Madina Tlostanova and Suruchi Thapar-Björkert: 40-52 (London and New York: Routledge).
  • (with Ana Sladojević), ‘Post-jugoslavenska regija i teorijski pojam rase / The Post-Yugoslav Region and Theoretical Concept of Race’, GSG: Građanke svom gradu / From the Citizens to Their City 3: 50-77.


  • Making War on Bodies: Militarisation, Aesthetics and Embodiment in International Politics, edited volume (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press).
  • ‘What Female Pop-Folk Celebrity in South-East Europe Tells Postsocialist Feminist Media Studies about Global Formations of Race’. Feminist Media Studies 20 (3): 341-60.
  • ‘”Couture Military’ and a Queer Aesthetic Curiosity: Music Video Aesthetics, Militarised Fashion, and the Embodied Politics of Stardom in Rihanna’s “Hard”‘, Politik 23 (1).
  • ‘”If Love Was a Crime, We Would Be Criminals”: the Eurovision Song Contest and the Queer International Politics of Flags’, in Eurovisions: Identity and the International Politics of the Eurovision Song Contest since 1956, ed. Julie Kalman, Ben Wellings and Keshia Jacotine: 175-200 (Singapore: Palgrave Asia).
  • ‘Yugoslav Popular Music and Global Histories of the Cold War’. In Made in Yugoslavia: Studies in Popular Music, ed. Danijela Š. Beard and Ljerka V. Rasmussen: 232-46 (London and New York: Routledge).
  • ‘Music, Media and Culture One Generation After Yugoslavia: Do We Still Need “Nostalgia”?’. In The Legacy of Yugoslavia: Politics, Economics and Society in the Modern Balkans, ed. Othon Anastakis, Adam Bennett, David Madden and Adis Merdzanovic: 59–80. London: Bloomsbury Academic (2020).
  • “I am the Voice of the Past That Will Always Be”: the Eurovision Song Contest as Historical Fiction‘. Journal of Historical Fictions 2 (2): 102-25.


  • ‘Between the Round Table and the Waiting Room: Scholarship on War and Peace in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Kosovo after the “Post-Cold War”‘. Contemporary European History 28 (1): 107-19.
  • ‘Language Intermediaries and Local Agency: Peacebuilding, Translation/Interpreting and Political Disempowerment in “Mature” Post-Dayton Bosnia-Herzegovina’. Journal of War and Culture Studies 12 (3): 236-50.
  • ‘Veteran Masculinities and Audiovisual Popular Music in Post-Conflict Croatia: a Feminist Aesthetic Approach to the Contested Everyday Peace’. Peacebuilding 7 (2): 226-42.
  • Textual Representation, Class Exploitation and the Postcolonial: is the Proletariat Really in Twilight?New Perspectives: Interdisciplinary Journal of Central and East European Politics and International Relations 27 (1): 3-8.
  • ‘Interviewing for Research on Languages and War’. In The Palgrave Handbook of Languages and Conflict, ed. Michael Kelly, Hilary Footitt and Myriam Salama-Carr: 157-79. London: Palgrave Macmillan.


  • Race and the Yugoslav Region: Postsocialist, Post-Conflict, Postcolonial? Manchester: Manchester University Press.
  • ‘Postcoloniality Without Race?: Racial Exceptionalism and Southeast European Cultural Studies’, Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies 20 (6): 759-84.
  • ‘A Different Kind of Power’?: Identification, Stardom and Embodiments of the Military in Wonder Woman‘. Critical Studies on Security 6 (3): 359-65.
  • ‘Unsung Heroism?: Showbusiness and Social Action in Britain’s Military Wives Choir(s)’. In Heroism and Global Politics, ed. Veronica Kitchen and Jennifer G Mathers: 122-46. London and New York: Routledge.


  • Gender in 20th Century Eastern Europe and the USSR (edited). London: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • ‘The “Gay Olympics”?: The Eurovision Song Contest and the Politics of LGBT/European Belonging’. European Journal of International Relations 23 (1): 97-121. View on
  • ‘The Filter is So Much More Fragile When You Are Queer’. Critical Studies on Security 5 (1): 109-12. View on
  • ‘Introduction: Gender in 20th Century Eastern Europe and the USSR’. In Gender in 20th Century Eastern Europe and the USSR, ed. Catherine Baker: 1-22. London: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • ‘Transnational “LGBT” Politics after the Cold War and Implications for Gender History’. In Gender in 20th Century Eastern Europe and the USSR, ed. Catherine Baker: 228-51. London: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • ‘Emotions’. In Gender: War, ed. Andrea Pető: 153-67. Farmington Hills, MI: Macmillan Reference USA.
  • (with Olga Dimitrijević) ‘British-Yugoslav Lesbian Networks During and After the Great War’. In Gender in 20th Century Eastern Europe and the USSR, ed. Catherine Baker: 49-63. London: Palgrave Macmillan.


  • ‘”Ancient Volscian Border Dispute Flares”: Representations of Militarism, Masculinity and the Balkans in Ralph Fiennes’ Coriolanus‘. International Feminist Journal of Politics 18(3): 429-48. View on
  • ‘Writing About Embodiment as an Act of Translation’. Critical Military Studies 2(1-2): 120-4. View on
  • ‘Football, History, and the Nation in Southeastern Europe’. Nationalities Papers 44 (6): 857-9. View on
  • ‘Fictionalised Accounts of Translation and Interpreting for Peacebuilding Forces in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo: the Memoir-Novels of Veselin Gatalo and Tanja Janković’. In The Status of English in Bosnia and Herzegovina, ed. Louisa Buckingham: 267-84. Bristol: Multilingual Matters. View on
  • (with Jelena Obradović-Wochnik) ‘Mapping the Nexus Between Transitional Justice and Peacebuilding’, Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding 10(3): 281-301. View on Revised version appears in Handbook on Intervention and Statebuilding, ed. Nicolas Lemay-Hebert (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2019): 185-98.
  • (with Victoria Basham, Sarah Bulmer, Harriet Gray and Alexandra Hyde) ‘Encounters with the Military: Towards a Feminist Ethics of Critique?’. International Feminist Journal of Politics 18(1): 140-54. Publisher’s version.


  • The Yugoslav Wars of the 1990s (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan).
  • ‘Beyond the Island Story?: the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games as Public History’. Rethinking History 19(3): 409-28. View on
  • ‘Spaces of the Past: Emotional Discourses of ‘Zavičaj’ (Birthplace) and Nation in Yugoslav and Post-Yugoslav Popular Music’, Southeastern Europe 39: 165-91. View on
  • ‘Introduction: Gender and Geopolitics in the Eurovision Song Contest’. Contemporary Southeastern Europe 2(1): 74-93. Available online.
  • ‘Symphony of Sirens: Uses and Problems of Sound in Teaching and Learning about Music and Politics’. Radical History Review 121: 197-208.
  • ‘The Frames We Use: Narratives, Ethnicity, and the Problem of Multiple Identities in Post-Conflict Oral Histories (Bosnia-Herzegovina)’. In Beyond Testimony and Trauma: Oral History in the Aftermath of Mass Violence, ed. Steven High: 285-310. Vancouver: UBC Press. Publisher’s page.
  • ‘The Language Politics of Peace-Building’. In State Traditions and Language Regimes, ed. Linda Cardinal and Selma K Sonntag: 237-52. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press. Publisher’s page.


  • ‘The Local Workforce of International Intervention in the Yugoslav Successor States: “Precariat” or “Projectariat”? Towards an Agenda for Future Research’. International Peacekeeping 21 (1): 91-106. View on
  • ‘The View from the Back of the Warrior: Mobility, Privilege and Power during the International Intervention in Bosnia-Herzegovina’. In Mobilities in Socialist and Post-Socialist States: Societies on the Move, ed. Kathy Burrell and Kathrin Hörschelmann: 148-72. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. Publisher’s page.


  • (with Michael Kelly) Interpreting the Peace: Peace Operations, Conflict and Language in Bosnia-Herzegovina. Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan. Publisher’s page.
  • ‘Music as a Weapon of Ethnopolitical Violence and Conflict: Processes of Ethnic Separation During and After the Break-Up of Yugoslavia’. Patterns of Prejudice 47 (4-5): 409-29. View on
  • ‘Language, Cultural Space and Meaning in the Phenomenon of “Cro-Dance”.’ Ethnologie française 43 (2): 313-24. View on
    Croatian version: ‘Jezik, kulturni prostor i značenje u fenomenu cro-dancea‘, in Hrvatska svakodnevnica: etnografije vremena i prostora, ed. Jasna Čapo and Valentina Gulin Zrnić (Zagreb: IEF): 263-87.
  • ‘Critical Pedagogy Within the Migration/Security Nexus: But Who Gets Through the Door?’. Critical Studies on Security 1 (3): 370-2. View on


  • ‘Prosperity Without Security: the Precarity of Interpreters in Postsocialist, Post-Conflict Bosnia-Herzegovina’. Slavic Review 71 (4): 849-72. View on
  • ‘When Bosnia Was A Commonwealth Country: British Forces and their Interpreters in Republika Srpska 1995-2007’. History Workshop Journal 74 (1): 131-55. Access as text or PDF.
  • Opening the Black Box: Oral Histories of How Soldiers and Civilians Learned to Translate and Interpret During Peace Support Operations in Bosnia-Herzegovina‘, Oral History Forum d’histoire orale, Special Issue (2012). View on
  • ‘The Afterlife of Neda Ukraden: Negotiating Space and Memory Through Popular Music After the Fall of Yugoslavia’, in Music, Politics and Violence, ed. Susan Fast and Kip Pegley (Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 2012): 60–82. Amazon page.
  • ‘Frameworks for Understanding’, in Languages at War: Policies and Practices of Language Contacts in Conflict, ed. Hilary Footitt and Michael Kelly (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012): 37–53. Publisher’s page.
  • ‘Civilian Interpreting in Military Conflicts’, in Languages at War: Policies and Practices of Language Contacts in Conflict, ed. Hilary Footitt and Michael Kelly (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012): 184–200.
  • (with Hilary Footitt) ‘Fraternization’, in Languages at War: Policies and Practices of Language Contacts in Conflict, ed. Hilary Footitt and Michael Kelly (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012): 139–64.
  • (with Simona Tobia) ‘Being an Interpreter in Conflict’, Languages at War: Policies and Practices of Language Contacts in Conflict, ed. Hilary Footitt and Michael Kelly (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012): 201–21.


  • ‘Tito’s Children?: Educational Resources, Language Learning and Cultural Capital in the Life Histories of Interpreters Working in Bosnia-Herzegovina’. Südosteuropa 59:4 (2011), 478-502. View on
  • ‘Have You Ever Been in Bosnia?: British Military Travelers in the Balkans since 1992’. Journeys: International Journal of Travel and Travel Writing 12:1 (2011), 63-92. View on
  • Zvuci granice: popularna muzika, rat i nacionalizam u Hrvatskoj posle 1991. Translation of Sounds of the Borderland from English by Igor Cvijanovic and Alen Besic. Belgrade: XX vek. Publisher’s page.


  • Sounds of the Borderland: Popular Music, War and Nationalism in Croatia since 1991. Farnham: Ashgate. Publisher’s page. Awarded the George Blazyca Prize for 2010 by the British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies.
  • ‘”It’s Not Their Job to Soldier”: Distinguishing Civilian and Military in Soldiers’ and Interpreters’ Accounts of Peacekeeping in 1990s Bosnia-Herzegovina’. Journal of War and Culture Studies 3:1 (2010), 137-50. View on
  • ‘The Care and Feeding of Linguists: the Working Environment of Interpreters, Translators and Linguists During Peacekeeping in Bosnia-Herzegovina’. War and Society 29:2 (2010), 154-75. View on
  • “Death to Fascism isn’t in the Catechism”: Legacies of Socialism in Croatian Popular Music after the Fall of Yugoslavia‘, Narodna umjetnost 47:1 (2010), 163-83.
  • ‘Popular Music and Political Change in Post-Tudjman Croatia: “It’s All The Same, Only He’s Not Here”?’, Europe-Asia Studies 62:10 (2010), 1741-59. View on
  • (with Louise Askew) ‘Translating After War: Two Issues Particular to Post-Conflict Bosnia-Herzegovina’, in The Changing Face of Translation: Proceedings of the Ninth Annual Portsmouth Translation Conference held on 7 November 2009, ed. Ian Kemble (Portsmouth: University of Portsmouth, 2010), 40–47.


  • ‘War Memory and Musical Tradition: Commemorating Croatia’s Homeland War Through Popular Music and Rap in Eastern Slavonia’, Journal of Contemporary European Studies 17:1 (2009), 35-45. View on




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