Dr Jelena Obradovic-Wochnik

Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations

School of Languages and Social Sciences

Jelena is Deputy Director of the Aston Centre for Europe and an expert in the politics of the Western Balkans, Serbia and Kosovo. 
She has written extensively on conflict in the region, its relationship with the European Union and the rest of the world, and border control in Serbia. 
Jelena holds a PhD in Russian and East European Studies from the University of Birmingham.
Media experience
  • Jelena has provided comment for for The Guardian, BBC Radio 5 Live, The Conversation, and other national outlets.
Areas of expertise
  • Peacebuilding
  • Transitional justice
  • Trhe Yugoslav Wars 1991-1999
  • Refugee crisis in South Eastern Europe.
For more information or to book an interview, email pr@aston.ac.uk