Department of History

Dr Dejan Djokić

Position held:
Reader in History

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Office hours:
Richard Hoggart Building, Room 285

Academic qualifications

BA History, SSEES, University of London, 1996
PhD History, University College London, 2004
Fellow of the Royal Historical Society


BA second and third year
Eastern Europe: From Great War to Cold War

Ethnic Conflict and Reconciliation in Modern Europe

Areas of supervision

I would welcome research proposals on modern and contemporary history of South Eastern Europe. Proposals for joint supervision (with colleagues at Goldsmiths or other University of London colleges) would be welcome also, on comparative topics that would include former Yugoslavia and the Balkans.

I am currently the main supervisor for the following postgraduate MPhil/PhD student:

  • Christian Kurzydlowski, 'Another Balkan Myth? The Extreme right wing in Serbia: Indigenous phenomenon or foreign adaptation?'

Professional activities

  • Fellow of the Royal Historical Society
  • Member of the Association for the Study of Nationalities (ASN) and of British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies (BASEES)

Television and video output

I have commented on historical and contemporary events in former Yugoslavia for UK and international media, including Sky News, BBC, ABC National Radio (Sydney), etc. and have written for the New Statesman, Guardian, Independent, Danas (Belgrade), THE, openDemocracy and (Belgrade).

Research interests

My research interests lie in the field of modern history of the Balkans, in particular political, social and cultural history of former Yugoslavia. My wider interests include the rise and development of national ideologies in nineteenth-century Europe, democracy and dictatorship in interwar Europe, and Cold War history. I am the founding director of the Centre for the Study of the Balkans and a convenor of the Institute of Historical Research seminar 'Rethinking Modern Europe'.

Previous posts and fellowships

  • Adjunct Associate Professor, SIPA, Columbia University, New York, 2010
  • Public Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, DC, 2007
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Columbia University, New York, 2004
  • Lecturer in Serbian and Croatian Studies, University of Nottingham, 2003-2007
  • Lecturer in Contemporary History, School of History, Classics and Archaeology, Birkbeck College, University of London, 2002-2003
  • College Teacher, SSEES, University College London, 2001-2002

Editorial work

  • Editor, Contemporary European History, 2013-
  • Reviews editor, Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies, 2006-2010
  • Member of the editorial board, European History Quarterly, 2003-present
  • Member of the editorial board, Nationalities Papers: The Journal of Nationalism and Ethnicity, 2009-present
  • Member of the editorial board, Slavonic and East European Review, 2011-present
  • Member of the editorial committee, Journal of the Balkan and Near Eastern Studies, 1999-2006, 2010-present
  • Member of the international editorial board, Politologický časopis (Czech Republic), 2006-present

Selected publications

Number of items: 21.


Djokic, Dejan. 2012. Nationalism, Myth and Reinterpretation of History: The Neglected Case of Interwar Yugoslavia. European History Quarterly, 42(1), pp. 71-95. ISSN 0265-6914 [Article]

Djokic, Dejan. 2006. Britain and Dissent in Tito's Yugoslavia: The Djilas Affair, ca. 1956. European History Quarterly, 36(3), pp. 371-395. ISSN 02656914 [Article]

Djokic, Dejan. 2006. Introduction. European History Quarterly, 36(3), pp. 347-349. ISSN 0265-6914 [Article]

Djokic, Dejan. 2002. The Second World War II: discourses of reconciliation in Serbia and Croatia in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Journal of Southern Europe and the Balkans, 4(2), pp. 127-140. ISSN 14613190 [Article]

Djokic, Dejan. 2001. Yugoslav Anti-Axis Resistance, 1939-1941: The Case of Vane Ivanovic. Slavonic and East European Review, 79(1), pp. 127-141. ISSN 0037-6795 [Article]


Djokic, Dejan. 2010. Nedostižni kompromis: Srpko-hrvatsko pitanje u međurantoj Jugoslaviji. Belgrade: Fabrika knjiga. ISBN 978-86-7718-094-2 [Book]

Djokic, Dejan and Ker-Lindsay, J.. 2010. New Perspectives on Yugoslavia: Key Issues and Controversies. London and New York: Routledge. ISBN 978-0-415-49920-0 [Book]

Djokic, Dejan. 2007. Elusive Compromise: A History of Interwar Yugoslavia. New York and London: Columbia University Press. ISBN 978-0-231-70019-1 [Book]

Djokic, Dejan. 2003. Yugoslavism: Histories of a Failed Idea, 1918-1992. University of Wisconsin Press. ISBN 978-0-299-18610-4 [Book]

Book Section

Djokic, Dejan. 2014. Serbia, Sarajevo and the Start of Conflict. In: Alan Sharp, ed. 28 June: Sarajevo 1914 - Versailles 1919. The War and Peace That Made the Modern World. London: Haus Publishing/Chicago University Press, pp. 10-29. ISBN 9781908323750 [Book Section]

Djokic, Dejan. 2013. The Past as Future: Post-Yugoslav Space in the Early Twenty-First Century. In: Radmila Gorup, ed. After Yugoslavia : The Cultural Spaces of a Vanished Land. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, pp. 55-74. ISBN 9780804784023 [Book Section]

Djokic, Dejan. 2010. "Leader" or "Devil"? Milan Stojadinović, Prime Minister of Yugoslavia (1935-39), and his Ideology. In: , ed. In the Shadow of Hitler: Personalities of the Right in Central and Eastern Europe. London: IB Tauris, pp. 153-168. ISBN 9781845116972 [Book Section]

Djokic, Dejan. 2010. National Mobilisation in the 1930s: The Emergence of the "Serb Question" in the Kingdom of Yugoslavia. In: Dejan Djokic and J Ker-Lindsay, eds. New Perspectives on Yugoslavia: Key Issues and Controversies. London and New York: Routledge. [Book Section]

Djokic, Dejan. 2010. Reconciliacion intraetnica y homogeneizacion nacional en la Serbia de Milosevic y la Croacia de Tudjman. In: , ed. Jose Angel Ruiz Jimenez (ed.), Balcanes, la herida abierta de Europa: Conflicto y reconstruccion de la convivencia. Madrid: Plaza Y Valdes Editores, pp. 105-127. ISBN 978-84-92751-55-6 [Book Section]

Djokic, Dejan. 2009. Whose Myth? Which Nation? The Serbian Kosovo Myth Revisited. In: Janos M. Bak, Jörg Jarnut, Pierre Monnet and Bernd Schneidmueller, eds. Uses and Abuses of the Middle Ages: 19th-21st Century. 17 Munich: Wilhelm Fink. ISBN 978-3-7705-4701-2 [Book Section]

Djokic, Dejan. 2003. (Dis)integrating Yugoslavia: King Alexander and Interwar Yugoslavism. In: Dejan Djokic, ed. Yugoslavism: Histories of a Failed Idea, 1918-1992. University of Wisconsin Press, pp. 136-156. ISBN 0299186105 [Book Section]

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