Igor Stiks is a post-doctoral research fellow at the University of Edinburgh, UK. In March 2009 he defended a PhD thesis titled «A Laboratory of Citizenship: Nations and Citizenship in the Former Yugoslavia and its Successor States» at Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po) and Northwestern University (USA). His recent academic publications include a chapter on “Croatian Citizenship: from Ethnic Engineering to Inclusiveness’ (co-authored with F. Ragazzi, In Citizenship Policies in New Europe, edited by R. Bauböck, B. Perchinig and W. Sievers, Amsterdam UP, 2009) and an article: “From Disintegration to European Integration: Nationality & Citizenship in the Former Yugoslavia”(Journal of Southeast Europe and Black Sea Studies, Vol. 6, #4, 2006). He is also an author of two awarded novels (A Castle in Romagna and Elijah’s Chair) translated into a dozen European languages.