Dr Ivor  Sokolić

Dr Ivor Sokolić

Visiting Fellow

European Institute

Croatian, English, Swedish
Key Expertise
transitional justice; reconciliation; peacebuilding; Balkans; Croatia.

About me

Ivor 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. Prior to joining the University of Hertfordshire, he worked on at the European Institute on 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. Before joining the European Institute, Ivor was a Research Officer on the AHRC funded “Art and Reconciliation: Conflict, Culture and Community” project at the LSE Department of Government. His research focused on new conceptualisations of reconciliation in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo.

Ivor is interested in studying processes of transitional justice and reconciliation in the aftermath of conflict. He focuses his research on the former Yugoslav states and is interested in applying novel methodological approaches to the study of post-conflict societies. His PhD from the UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES), awarded in 2016, researched why the transitional justice process in Croatia, following the 1991-1995 conflict, failed to instil universal human rights norms in society. Prior to beginning his PhD, Ivor completed an MSc and BSc in European Politics from the Department of International Politics at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth.

In 2018, 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 Nations & Nationalism, Nationalities Papers, Südosteuropa and The Croatian Political Science Review.

Expertise Details

Transitional justice; Reconciliation; Peacebuilding; Balkans; Croatia

Selected publications

Sokolić, Ivor. 2019. International courts and mass atrocity: Narratives of war and justice in Croatia. Palgrave Macmillan.

Sokolić, Ivor. 2017. “My neighbour, the criminal: how memories of the 1991-1995 conflict in Croatia affect attitudes towards the Serb minority.” Nations and Nationalism, 23 (4): 661-1012.

Sokolić, Ivor. 2016. “Researching norms, narratives and transitional justice: Focus group methodology in post-conflict Croatia”. Nationalities Papers, 44 (6): 932-949.