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LSEE Staff


Professor Kevin Featherstone, LSEE Chair
Professor Featherstone is Eleftherios Venizelos Professor of Contemporary Greek Studies and Director of the European Institute at the LSE. He specialises in the politics of the European Union and in contemporary Greek politics.
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Room COW 2.12, +44 (0)20 7955 6027,


Dr Vassilis Monastiriotis, Director 
Dr Monastiriotis is Associate Professor in the Political Economy of South Eastern Europe at the LSE. His research focuses on economic policy and performance at the regional, national and supra-national levels, with emphasis on trade, FDI and the labour market.
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Contact details:  Room COW 2.05, +44 (0)20 7955 6937, 


Dr Spyros Economides, LSEE Co-ordinator
Dr Economides is Associate Professor in International Relations and European Politics at the LSE and Director of the Hellenic Observatory, LSE. He holds a B.Soc. Sc. from the University of Birmingham and completed his MSc and PhD at the LSE. He has been on the staff of the LSE and writing on the EU's Balkan experience since 1991.
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Contact details: Room COW 2.07, +44 (0)20 7955 7384,


Dr James Ker-Lindsay, LSEE Senior Visiting Fellow 
Dr Ker-Lindsay is LSEE Senior Visiting Fellows, previously Eurobank Senior Research Fellow on the Politics of South East Europe. He holds a BSc (Econ) from the University of London and a MA and PhD in International Conflict Analysis from the University of Kent. From 1998-2000 he served as the Co-ordinator of the Greek-Turkish Forum. 
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Contact details: Room COW 2.15, +44 (0)20 7955 6958


Dr Will Bartlett, LSEE Senior Visiting Fellow  
Dr Bartlett is LSEE Senior Visiting Fellow, previously Senior Research Fellow in the Political Economy of South East Europe. He holds a BA in Economics from the University of Cambridge, a MA in Development Economics from the School for Oriental and African Studies, and a PhD from the University of Liverpool. He was President of the European Association for Comparative Economics from 2006-08.
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Contact details: Room COW 2.15, +44 (0)20 7955 6958,


 Dr Vesna Bojičić-Dželilović, Senior Research Fellow at LSE Global Governance
Dr Bojicic-Dzelilovic is Senior Research Fellow at LSE Global Governance. Her main area of research is on the economic transition of former communist regimes, with a particular focus on the rise in informal practice, the political economy of conflict and post- conflict reconstruction. She holds a PhD in Economic Development from the University of Sarajevo. 
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Contact details: Room 50L 1.06, +44 (0)20 7955 6606,


Dr Arjan Gjonca, Associate Professor of Demography at LSE Social Policy
Dr Gjonca's research interests and publications are on Demography of the Balkans (with particular focus on Albania); Health Transition in Developing and Transitional Societies; Ageing in Developing and Transitional Societies, and more recently the Socio-Demographic Consequences of Conflicts (focusing on Bosnia-Herzegovina and Kosovo). Other research areas include sex imbalances at birth; female disadvantages in health and mortality in developing countries; the importance of life style factors in health; mortality transitions for developing countries.
Arjan has acted as an adviser to different international organisations and national governments, including the World Bank, UNFPA, UNDP, Albanian government, and Bosnian Government. In 2014 he has chaired the Commission for Reform in Higher Education in Albania, which has resulted in the introduction of new legislation on higher education in the country.
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Contact details: +44 (0)20 7955 7663,

Dr Esra Ozyurek

Dr Esra Özyürek, Associate Professor in Contemporary Turkish Studies, European Institute

Esra Özyürek is an Associate Professor and the Chair of Contemporary Turkish Studies at the European Institute, LSE. She is a political anthropologist who seeks to understand how Islam, Christianity and Judaism; secularism and religion; memory and nationalism are dynamically positioned in relation to each other. She is the author of Being German, Becoming Muslim: Race, Religion, and Conversion in the New Europe (Princeton University Press, 2014); Nostalgia for the Modern: State Secularism and Everyday Politics in Turkey (Duke University Press 2006) and editor of Remembering and Forgetting in Turkey (in Turkish İletişim Yayɩnlarɩ 2002) and Politics of Public Memory in Turkey (Syracuse University Press 2007).

 After receiving her BA in Political Science and Sociology from Boğaziçi University in Istanbul, Esra Özyürek received her MA and PhD in Anthropology at the University of Michigan. She had since taught Anthropology at the University of California, San Diego.
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Contact details: Room: COW 2.08, +44 (0)20 7955 6971

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Dr Denisa Kostovicova, Associate Professor in Global Politics

Dr Kostovicova is an Associate Professor in Global Politics at the Government Department and a Research Fellow at the Civil Society and Human Security Research Unit at the Department of International Development at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Her research interests include nationalism and democratisation in the global age, post-conflict reconstruction and security, civil society and human security, war crimes and transitional justice, and European integration of Western Balkans. She is the author of Kosovo: The Politics of Identity and Space (Routledge 2005) and co-editor of Transnationalism in the Balkans(Routledge 2008), Persistent State Weakness in the Global Age (Ashgate 2009), Bottom-up Politics: An Agency-Centred Approach to Globalization (Palgrave Macmillan 2011), and Civil Society and Transitions in the Western Balkans (Palgrave Macmillan 2013).
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Contact details: CON 4.15, Connaught House, +44 (0)20 7955 6916


Dr Claire Gordon, Teaching Fellow in East European politics at the European Institute, LSE
Dr Gordon's research interests include EU enlargement and conditionality, the EU’s relation with the rest of Europe, conflict management and minority protection, and the challenge of Roma inclusion and social cohesion in the Western Balkans.
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Contact details: Room KSW5.04, +44 (0)20 7107 5436,

Aleksandra Stankova-2017

Aleksandra Stankova is the LSEE-Research on South Eastern Europe Administrator. She is an experienced editor and event coordinator in the field of academia. She holds a BA Literature & Sociology from the University of Essex and an MSc Sociology from the LSE. She is the current Project Coordinator at the Global South Unit, International Relations Deprtment, LSE.
Contact details: Room COW 2.01, +44(0)20 7955 7198