Dr Ivor  Sokolić

Dr Ivor Sokolić

Research Officer and Guest Teacher

European Institute

Room No
English, Swedish
Key Expertise
transitional justice; reconciliation; peacebuilding; Balkans; Croatia.

About me

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.

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. Prior to this he held teaching positions focusing on qualitative methods and introductions to political science at the UCL School of Public Policy and the UCL Centre for Multidisciplinary and Intercultural Inquiry (CMII). 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. He is currently beginning further research on transitional justice across the former Yugoslavia.

Expertise Details

transitional justice; reconciliation; qualitative methods; 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.