Director, Centre for SoutheastEuropean Studies at the University of Graz

Florian Bieber (PhD, University of Vienna) is a Professor of Southeast European History and Politics and Director of the Centre for Southeast European Studies at the University of Graz, Austria. He studied history and political science at Trinity College (USA), University of Vienna and Central European University. Between 2001 and 2006, he worked in Belgrade (Serbia) and Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina) for the European Centre for Minority Issues. He is a Visiting Professor at the Nationalism Studies Program at Central European University and has taught at the University of Kent, Cornell University, University of Bologna and the University of Sarajevo. He currently holds the Jean Monnet Chair in the Europeanisation of Southeastern Europe.

He is the author of the following publications: Negotiating Unity and Diversity in the European Union (Basingstoke. Palgrave. 2021 - with Roland Bieber), Debating Nationalism The Global Spread of Nations (London. Bloomsbury. 2020) and The Rise of Authoritarianism in the Western Balkans (Basingstoke. Palgrave. 2019).

Areas of expertise:

European integration, democracy, nationalism and ethnicity, minority rights, power sharing


German, English, BCSM, French.