Ph.D. Candidate in Political Science, Boston University
Junior Visiting Fellow
(September 2012 – June 2013)
Democratization, Identity, and the Impact of EU Conditionality in the Western Balkans
My project explores the democratic development of the successor states of former Yugoslavia as a function of integration into the European Union. To this end, I shall use discourse analysis to investigate the manner and degree to which the politics of identity influence elites’ decisions to comply with conditionality measures.