Dr Ljubica Spaskovska

Associate Research Fellow in History


Extension: 6499

Telephone: 01392 726499

I am currently an Associate Research Fellow on the Leverhulme Trust funded project '1989 after 1989: The Fall of State-Socialism in a Global Perspective', led by Professor James Mark. I am exploring the history of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) through socialist Yugoslavia's foreign policy as the backdrop for an impressive record of economic, intellectual and cultural exchange. Ultimately, the research project seeks to map the emergence and decline of this transnational alliance of the leaders of non-aligned and developing states and to do so through the lenses of global citizenship and political generations – beyond their strictly elitist core.

My interests are in the history of (post) socialism, Cold War history, oral history and in particular the region of the Balkans/the former Yugoslavia. 

I am a member of the Balkans Program Committee of the Association for the Study of Nationalities (ASN) at Columbia University https://www.asnconvention.com/program-committee

My first monograph The Last Yugoslav Generation: the Rethinking of Youth Politics and Cultures in Late Socialism (Manchester University Press) was published in April 2017