Cathie Carmichael

Cathie Carmichael


  • 3.32 Arts

Accepting PhD Students

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Cathie Carmichael teaches the History of the Balkans and Eastern Mediterranean. She is on the International Advisory Board of Europe-Asia Studies.   She would welcome applications from research students who are particularly interested in studying national identity, cultural history or the history of violence in the Balkans and/or Eastern Mediterranean.

Key Research Interests

In her research, Cathie Carmichael been chiefly concerned with national identity, borders and violence especially in the Balkans and Eastern Mediterranean.  She is the author and editor of several books including Slovenia and the Slovenes: A Small State in the New Europe (with James Gow), Language and Nationalism in Europe (co-edited with the late Stephen Barbour), The Routledge History of Genocide (co-edited with Richard Maguire), Ethnic Cleansing in the Balkans: Nationalism and the Destruction of Tradition, Genocide before the Holocaust and A Concise History of Bosnia. She has also edited special editions of the journals European History Quarterly, Europe-Asia Studies and History.

Areas of Expertise

Cultural History, National Identity and Violence in the Balkans and Eastern Mediterranean;Croatia; Slovenia; Montenegro; Bosnia.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions