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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 Hellenic Observatory in the European Institute at the LSE. He specialises in the politics of the European Union and in contemporary Greek politics.
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Dr Vassilis Monastiriotis, Acting 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. 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, Senior Research Fellow, LSEE Public Events UK
Dr Ker-Lindsay is 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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Dr Will Bartlett, Senior Research Fellow, LSEE Research Grants and Networks 
Dr Bartlett is 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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Professor Adam Fagan, Professorial Fellow, MAXCAP Project, FP7
Professor Fagan joined LSEE in January 2014 to lead the two-year MAXCAP FP7 Project on EU Enlargement. The project investigates the political and economic effects of the 2004-2007 enlargement, the strategies the EU developed to cope with the political, social and economic challenges accompanying it, and the lessons for current and future enlargements and the neighbourhood policy. Adam is also Professor of European Politics and Head of the School of Politics and International Relations at Queen Mary, University of London. His research focuses on the Europeanization of the former Yugoslav states of the Western Balkans.
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Contact details: Room COW 2.14, 020 7955 6341


 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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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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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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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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Ms Tena Prelec, LSEE Administrator  
Tena is the LSEE Research on Eastern Europe administrator. She holds a master’s degree from UCL’s School of Slavonic and East European Studies and has previously worked and studied in Belgium, Italy and Russia. She is completing post-graduate studies at Birkbeck’s law school and often contributes to Italian and English publications. Tena is also editor-in-chief of LSEE's Blog, South East Europe at LSE|.
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Aleksandra Stankova (July) 

Ms Aleksandra Stankova - Admin Assistant
Aleksandra is the Administrative Assistant at LSEE and the Hellenic Observatory. She holds a BA in Literature & Sociology and is currently taking her MSc in Sociology at the London School of Economics. She is an experienced contributor and editor of student scholarly journals, most recently of Postliminium, the University of London's inter-collegiate, Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences journal.
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Jakub Krupa

Mr Jakub Krupa - Blog Assistant / Data Editor
Jakub Krupa, an EI alumnus from MSc European Studies: Ideas and Identities, 2012-13, has joined LSEE as blog assistant editor. Jakub is a Polish journalist and political communication specialist. He is a regular contributor to the Liberal Culture weekly and board director at the European Forum Foundation.
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