I joined the OU in August 2020, prior to which I worked as a postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science, at the London School of Economics.
I completed my PhD at the LSE in 2018. My PhD examined public ambivalence towards EU integration in a prospective member state (Serbia), focusing on understanding how concerns over culture, history and intergroup hierarchies impacted whether EU integration was seen as a positive political goal or whether it was perceived as harmful to the nation, its continuity and ability to 'be' Serbian.
My research centres around one broad, yet key, question:
How is the content and boundary of a group identity constructed, and what does this mean for intergroup relations and perceptions of political change?
Identity construction and group boundaries:
- Recognition and meta-perspectives
- Contextual variation: political and cultural determinants
Intergroup relations and perceptions of political change:
- History and historical representations
- Power and Hierarchies of belonging