Personal profile

Research interests

  • Post-conflict politics
  • Transitional justice
  • Nationalism
  • Ethnic conflict
  • Former Yugoslavia


Dr Ivor Sokolić is a Lecturer in Politics and International Relations at the University of Hertfordshire and a Visiting Fellow at the European Institute at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He contributes to the ERC funded project “Justice Interactions and Peacebuilding: From Static to Dynamic Discourses across National, Ethnic, Gender and Age Groups”, which examines transitional justice processes across the former Yugoslavia. In 2023 he received an AHRC Early-Stage Impact Award together with Dr Elisa Randazzo, to work on the project "Exploring the Impact of Participatory Post-Conflict Performance Arts Research: The Case of Kosovo". The project aims to explore new methodologies to study how ethnic groups interact after conflict. 


Ivor holds a PhD in Political Science from the UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies and an MSc and BSc in European Politics from the Department of International Politics at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth.


In 2019, Ivor published a book based on his research on Croatia, titled International Courts and Mass Atrocity: Narratives of War and Justice in Croatia (Palgrave MacMillan). He has published articles in Cooperation & Conflict, Identities, Nations & Nationalism, Nationalities Papers, Südosteuropa and The Croatian Political Science Review. Ivor regularly presents his research to policy makers and media outlets (both international and regional in the former Yugoslavia). 


Ivor is happy to supervise PhD students in the areas of post-conflict politics, transitional justice and politics of the former Yugoslavia. 

Teaching specialisms

Ivor specialises in teaching research methods undergraduate and postgraduate level, as well as specialsit courses on conflict studies and International Political Economy.


He currently teaches on the following BA modules:

5HUM1178 Comparative Perspective in Political Research

6HUM0912 International Political Economy


He also teaches on the following MA modules:

7HUM2005 Designing Research in Global Politics

7HUM1119 Advanced Political Research Methods

7HUM1128 International Political Economy: Contemporary Dynamics and Approaches

Education/Academic qualification

Political Science, PhD, University College London (UCL)

Award Date: 28 Nov 2016

European Politics with Research Training, MScEcon, Aberystwyth University

Award Date: 1 Sept 2008

European Politics, BSc (Hons.), Aberystwyth University

Award Date: 1 Jul 2007

External positions

Visiting Fellow, London School of Economics and Political Science

1 Nov 2021 → …


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