Georgia State University

Georgia State University


Jelena Subotic

Jelena  Subotic Jelena Subotic is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Georgia State University. She is the author of Hijacked Justice: Dealing with the Past in the Balkans (Cornell University Press, 2009), which examined ways in which political elites in the Western Balkans used institutions of post-conflict justice for local political purposes in the aftermath of the Yugoslav wars. The book has been translated and published in Serbia in 2010. Jelena’s research on human rights, post-conflict reconciliation, identity politics, Europeanization and the Balkans has been published in a number of academic and public policy journals. She is a frequent commentator on war crimes and the politics of the Balkans for CNN, BBC, and other international outlets.



Selected Publications


  • Hijacked Justice: Dealing with the Past in the Balkans (Cornell University Press, 2009).
  • “Legitimacy, Scope, and Competing Claims on the ICTY: In the Aftermath of Gotovina, Haradinaj and Perisic.” Journal of Human Rights, forthcoming, 13, no. 1, 2014.
  • “Remembrance, Public Narratives, and Obstacles to Justice in the Western Balkans.” Studies in Social Justice, 7, no. 2, 2013, 265-283.
  • “The Past Is Not Yet Over: Remembrance, Justice and Security Community in the Western Balkans.” Journal of Regional Security, 7, no. 2, 2013, 109-117.
  • “Stories States Tell: Identity, Narrative, and Human Rights in the Balkans.” Slavic Review, 72, no. 2, 306-326.
  • “Cultural Intimacy in International Relations” (with Ayse Zarakol). European Journal of International Relations, forthcoming.
  • “The Transformation of International Transitional Justice Advocacy.” International Journal of Transitional Justice, 6, no. 1, 2012, 106-125.
  • “The Cruelty of False Remorse: Biljana Plavsic at The Hague.” Southeastern Europe, 36, no. 1, 2012, 39-59.
  • “Europe is a State of Mind: Identity and Europeanization in the Balkans.” International Studies Quarterly, 55, no. 2, 2011, 309-330.
  • “Expanding the Scope of Postconflict Justice: Individual, State and Societal Responsibility for Mass Atrocity.” Journal of Peace Research, vol. 48, no. 2, 2011, 157-169.
  • “Fantasies of Power: Performing Europeanization on the European Periphery” (with Shannon Jones). European Journal of Cultural Studies, 14, no. 5, 2011, 542-557.
  • “Explaining Difficult States: The Problems of Europeanization in Serbia.” East European Politics and Societies, 24, no. 4, 2010, 595-616.
  • “No Escape from Ethnicity? Confessions of an Accidental CNN Pundit.” PS: Political Science and Politics, 43, no. 1, 2010, 115-120.
  • “The Paradox of International Justice Compliance.” International Journal of Transitional Justice 3, no. 3, 2009, 362-383.