Bieber, Florian

University of Kent

Dr Florian Bieber will take up the post of Professor for Southeast European Studies at the University of Graz, Austria in September 2010. His currently a Lecturer in East European Politics at the University of Kent, Canterbury, UK and a Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics. He received his M.A. in Political Science and History and his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Vienna, as well as an M.A. in Southeast European Studies from Central European University (Budapest). Between 2001 and 2006, he has been working in Belgrade (Serbia) and Sarajevo (Bosnia-Herzegovina) for the European Centre for Minority Issues.

Florian Bieber is also a Visiting Professor at the Nationalism Studies Program at Central European University and the Interdisciplinary Master in East European Studies, University of Bologna and taught at the at the Regional Masters Program for Democracy and Human Rights at the University of Sarajevo and the University of Graz. In 2009 he held the Luigi Einaudi Chair at Cornell University, USA. He has been an International Policy Fellow of the Open Society Institute. His research interests include institutional design in multiethnic states, nationalism and ethnic conflict, as well as the political systems of South-eastern Europe.

He published articles on institutional design, nationalism and politics in South-eastern Europe in Nationalities Papers, Third World Quarterly, Current History, International Journal of Politics, Culture and Society, International Peacekeeping, Ethnopolitcs and other journals. He is the author of Nationalism in Serbia from the Death of Tito to the Fall of Milošević (Münster: Lit Verlag, 2005, in German) and Post-War Bosnia: Ethnic Structure, Inequality and Governance of the Public Sector (London: Palgrave, 2006) and edited and co-edited four books on South-eastern Europe. His also the editor in chief of Nationalities Papers.