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Dr Marko Hoare

Reader specialising in the history of South East Europe.

Dr  Marko  Hoare Areas of expertise

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Dr Hoare is a senior Research Fellow in Kingston University's Faculty of Arts and Social Services. He has been studying the history and politics of the former Yugoslavia since the early nineties and has lived and worked in Bosnia-Hercegovina, Croatia and Serbia. He is the author of a number of books on the subject. His articles have appeared in journals such as the Journal of Genocide Research, European History Quarterly, South Slav Journal and the Journal of Slavic Military Studies.





Year gained Subject
2000 PhD, Yale University.
1998 MA History, University of Cambridge.
1997 MPhil History and MA History, Yale University.
1994 BA History, University of Cambridge.

Career Highlights

Year Position held
2009 - Reader in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.
2006 - 2009 Senior Research Fellow, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Kingston University.
2001 - 2006 Research Fellow of the Faculty of History, University of Cambridge. (2001 - 2004: British Academy Postdoctoral Research Fellow.)
2001 Research Officer for the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, United Nations, The Hague.



A History of Modern Serbia (forthcoming, C. Hurst and Co., London)

The Bosnian Muslims in the Second World War (C. Hurst and Co., London, 2012)

The history of Bosnia: From the Middle Ages to the present day (London: Saqi Books, 2007)

Genocide and Resistance in Hitler's Bosnia: The Partisans and the Chetniks, 1941-1943 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006)

How Bosnia Armed (London: Saqi Books, 2004)


'The Partisans and the Serbs', in Sabrina P. Ramet and Ola Listhaug (eds), Serbia and the Serbs in World War II, Palgrave MacMillan, London, 2011, pp. 201-221

'A Case Study in Underachievement: The International Courts and Genocide in Bosnia-Herzegovina', Genocide Studies and Prevention, vol. 6, no. 1, April 2011, pp. 81-97

'The Bosnian War's Forgotten Turning Point: The Bihać Crisis of Autumn 1994', Journal of Slavic Military Studies, vol. 24, no. 1, January 2011, pp. 88-114

'Genocide in the former Yugoslavia before and after Communism', Europe-Asia Studies, vol. 62, no. 7, September 2010, pp. 1193-1214

'Bosnia-Hercegovina and international justice: Past failures and future solutions', East European Politics and Societies, vol. 24, no. 2, May 2010, pp. 191-205

'Bosnia-Herzegovina: The Crumbling Balkan Keystone', in Democracy and Security in Southeastern Europe, vol. 1, no. 1, April 2010 pp. 50-55

'The War of Yugoslav Succession', in Sabrina P. Ramet (ed.), Central and Southeast European Politics since 1989 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010), pp. 111-135

'The national identity of the Bosnian Serbs', in Darko Gavrilović et al., Facing the Past, Searching for the Future: The History of Yugoslavia in the 20th Century (Sremska Kamenica: Institute for Historical Justice and Reconciliation, Centre for History, Democracy and Reconciliation and the Faculty for European Legal-Political Studies, 2010), pp. 179-204

'Fascism in Yugoslavia and its successor states', in Richard Bosworth (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Fascism (London: Oxford University Press, 2009), pp. 414-433

'The role of Austro-Hungarian rule in the emergence of the Bosnian national movements', Prilozi, no. 37, 2008, pp. 143-148

'The Serbia-Kosovo dispute as a factor of instability in the Balkans', HUMSEC Working Paper Series, no. 18, December 2008

'Muslim autonomism and the Partisan movement', in Darko Gavrilovic (ed.) The Shared History and National Question in ex-Yugoslavia, Institute for Historical Justice and Reconciliation (Salzburg) and Centre for History, Democracy and Reconciliation (Novi Sad), Novi Sad, 2008

'Umanjivanje genocida do nepostojanja: presuda međunarodnog suda pravde u slučaju Bosna i Hercegovina protiv Srbije', Kriminalističke teme - Časopis za kriminalistiku, kriminologiju i sigurnosne studije (Bosnian), no. 3-4, yr 4, 2007, pp. 37-44

'Slobodan Milošević's place in Serbian history', European History Quarterly, vol. 36, no. 3, July 2006, pp. 445-462

(with Maja Miljković) 'Crime and the economy under Milošević and his successors', in Sabrina P. Ramet and Vjeran Pavlaković (eds), Serbia since 1989: Politics and Society under Milošević and after (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2005), pp. 192-226

'The Ustasha genocide', South Slav Journal, vol. 25, no. 1-2, spring 2004, pp. 29-38

'Genocide in the former Yugoslavia: A critique of left revisionism's denial', Journal of Genocide Research, vol. 5, no. 4, December 2003, pp. 543-563

'Whose is the Partisan movement ? Serbs, Croats and the Legacy of a Shared Resistance', Journal of Slavic Military Studies, vol. 15, no. 4, December 2002, pp. 24-41

'Civil-military relations in Bosnia-Hercegovina, 1992-95', in Branka Magaš and Ivo anić (eds), The War in Croatia and Bosnia-Hercegovina 1991-95 (London: Frank Cass, 2001), pp. 178-199

'The Bosnian Serb identity and the Chetnik-Partisan conflict', South Slav Journal, vol. 21, no. 3-4 (81-82), autumn-winter 2000, pp. 7-17

'A Rope Supports a Man who is Hanged - NATO Air-Strikes and the End of Bosnian Resistance', East European Politics and Societies, vol. 12, no. 2, spring 1998, pp. 203-221

'The Croatian Project to Partition Bosnia-Hercegovina, 1990-94', East European Quarterly, 31, no. 1, March 1997, pp. 121-138

'The People's Liberation Movement in Bosnia-Hercegovina, 1941-45: What did it Mean to Fight for a Multinational State ?', Nationalism and Ethnic Politics, vol. 2, no. 3, autumn 1996, pp. 415-445

Media Highlights

Marko is a seasoned media commentator, and has been interviewed by a diverse range of print and broadcast media, including having helped with items on BBC Radio 4, Channel 4 TV, the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, Sky News and Islam Channel amongst others. Most recently (June 2013) he wrote a piece for The Guardian newspaper on the situation in Syria.

Conference Highlights

Marko has appeared as a keynote speaker at conferences around the world.

Academic Accolades

Congress of North American Bosniaks Award, 2010.

British Academy PDF Monograph Competition, 2004.


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