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Dr Ljubica Spaskovska

Associate Research Fellow in History


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I am currently an Associate Research Fellow on the Leverhulme Trust funded project '1989 after 1989: Rethinking the Fall of State-Socialism in a Global Perspective', led by Professor James Mark. 

My interests are in twentieth-century international and (South/East) European history, the histories of generations/youth, (post) communism and memory.

I am a member of the Balkans Program Committee of the Association for the Study of Nationalities (ASN) at Columbia University

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

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Research interests

As part of the '1989 after 1989' project 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 and to do so through the lenses of global citizenship and political generations – beyond their strictly elitist core.



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I completed a PhD in History at Exeter University in 2014. Between 2009 and 2014 I was also part - both as a full-time research fellow and as a research collaborator - of the University of Edinburgh based project 'Europeanisation of citizenship in the successor states of the former Yugoslavia' (CITSEE) (

I received an MA in Central European History from the Central European University (Hungary) in 2009 and an MA in Democracy and Human Rights in South East Europe from the Universities of Bologna and Sarajevo in 2007. I did my undergraduate studies in Macedonia and at Duke University (U.S.A.) and I had previsouly worked as a project assistant at the Macedonain Academy of Sciences and Arts, in the civil society sectors in Macedonia and in Kosovo and as a literary translator from French.