Dr Jelena Obradovic-Wochnik

Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations / Deputy Director Aston Centre for Europe

Jelena Wochnik-Obradovic
Jelena joined Aston University in 2009 as a Lecturer in Politics and International Relations. Before joining Aston, Jelena held visiting fellowships at the Aleksanteri Institute, University of Helsinki and the European Union Institute for Security Studies, Paris. Between October and December 2012, Jelena was a visiting fellow at the Center for European Studies, Harvard. Most recently, Jelena was a Harry and Helen Gray Reconciliation Fellow at the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies, Johns Hopkins University

In 2015, Jelena was nominated for the Aston Excellence Awards in the Outstanding Teacher of the Year Category. She also received a nomination for the Most Engaging Academic in the My Astonishing Aston Academic Awards. In June 2015, she was awarded the British International Studies Association and Higher Education Academy Teaching Excellence Award.

Specialisms: transitional justice, peacebuilding, democratisation, Western Balkans, Serbia and Kosovo.

  • PhD Russian and East European Studies, University of Birmingham
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education 


  • LP2021 Security Studies
  • LP2027 Security Studies 1
  • LP3004 Politics Research Dissertation
  • LP3005 European Studies Research Dissertation
  • LP3006 Extended Politics Research Dissertation
  • LP3009 International Relations Research Dissertation
  • LP3025 Conflict and Politics in Contemporary Balkans   
  • LP3028 Contemporary Conflict   


  • LPM022 Security and Defence in Europe 
  • LPM034 International Security 
Ana Omaljev, University of Reading (as external supervisor). Thesis: 'Constructing the other/s: Discourses on Europe and Identity in First and Other Serbia'. Defended 28 May 2013.


  • Obradovic, J 2013,Ethnic conflict and war crimes in the Balkans: the narratives of denial in post-conflict Serbia. International library of war studies, IB Tauris, London (UK).
  • Obradovic, J & Batt, J (eds) 2009,War crimes, conditionality and EU integration in the Western Balkans. Chaillot papers, no. 116, European Union Institute for Security Studies, Paris.

Journal Articles

Chapters in Edited Volumes

Room: NW 806

Phone: 0121 204 5168
Email: j.obradovic-wochnik@aston.ac.uk  
Twitter: @J_Obradovic_W