Dr Sara Bernard

  • Lecturer in societal transformations (Central & East European Studies)

Biography

I joined CEES as a lecturer in societal transformations in January 2020. Prior to that I taught at Goldsmiths, University of London. I was educated at the University of Bologna, and at the University of Regensburg, where I obtained my PhD in 2016. I have held a research fellowship at the Centre for South East European Studies, University of Graz, and spent periods of study and research in Madrid, Belgrade and Zagreb.

I am a social historian of international migration in the twentieth century, particularly interested in the Cold War period and in South and Southeastern Europe. My doctoral project examined the return of the Gastarbeiter to socialist Yugoslavia. It was turned into a book and published by Harrassowitz in 2019 https://www.harrassowitz-verlag.de/titel_5814.ahtml .

I am coordinator of the Working Group Labour Migration History of the European Labour History Network https://socialhistoryportal.org/elhn/wg-migration .

Since 2019 I have been a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. 

Research interests

There are two major lines of inquiry in my research agenda:

One of my principal research interests lies in the history of migration in the former Yugoslav region in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. I am particularly interested in the different ways in which Yugoslav unity was legitimised but also challenged by ‘Yugoslavs on the move’. I explore how different types of migration and mobility involving diverse individuals, families and communities led to the establishment of different transnational networks which affected Yugoslav nation-building and overall development. I am also interested in exploring the immigration history of the former Yugoslav region. In particular I am currently exploring the social and legal status of those ‘migrants’ who reached Yugoslavia as foreign workers during socialism, a topic which links me to my second area of interest.

A second and more recent line of inquiry is the examination of experiences and understandings of uses of foreign labour within the cooperation and solidarity networks developed within the Second and Third Worlds during the Cold War. Yugoslavia was a key player in these networks thanks to its independence from Moscow and its leadership role in the Non-aligned Movement. Using Yugoslavia as the starting point for my research, the questions which I am interested in investigating include: How did political elites in the Global South translate and incorporate experiences with international migration into their fight for a better and more equal world? How did knowledge and debates arising from these experiences work to undermine and transform existing policies and patterns of intervention from the Global North? What can the experience and regulation of the status of labour migrants in socialist countries tell us about the global history of labour?

Publications

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Number of items: 11.

2019

Bernard, S. (2019) Deutsch Marks in the Head, Shovel in the Hands and Yugoslavia in the Heart: the Gastarbeiter return to Yugoslavia (1965-1991). Series: Studien zur Sozial- und Wirtschaftsgeschichte Ostmitteleuropas (28). Harrassowitz Verlag: Wiesbaden. ISBN 9783447111874

Bernard, S. (2019) Governing Diasporas in International Relations: The Transnational Politics of Croatia and Former Yugoslavia. Europe-Asia Studies, 71(3), pp. 515-517. (doi: 10.1080/09668136.2019.1593625)[Book Review]

Bernard, S. (2019) Oil shocks, migration and European integration: a (Trans)national perspective on the Yugoslav crises of the 1980s. National Identities, 21(5), pp. 463-484. (doi: 10.1080/14608944.2018.1498471)

2018

Bernard, S. (2018) Times of hope and despair. In: Hornstein-Tomić, C., Pichler, R. and Scholl-Schneider, S. (eds.) Remigration to Post-Socialist Europe: Hopes and Realities of Return. Series: ERSTE Foundation series (3). LIT Verlag: Zurich. ISBN 9783643910257

2017

Bernard, S. (2017) Transnationalism, Diaspora and Migrants from the Former Yugoslavia in Britain. Südosteuropa: Journal of Politics and Society, 65(1), pp. 187-189. (doi: 10.1515/soeu-2017-0012)[Book Review]

Bernard, S. (2017) Martin Zückert, Heidi Hein-Kircher (Hrsg.), Migration and Landscape Transformation. Changes in East Central Europe in the 19th and 20th Century. Zeitschrift für Ostmitteleuropa-Forschung, 66(2), pp. 256-258. [Book Review]

2015

Bernard, S. (2015) Tamara Scheer: „Minimale Kosten, absolut kein Blut“. Österreich-Ungarns Präsenz im Sandžak von Novipazar (1879-1908). Zeitschrift für Ostmitteleuropa-Forschung, 64(1), pp. 118-119. [Book Review]

2013

Bernard, S. (2013) Il ritorno dei gastarbajteri nella politica migratoria della Jugoslavia socialista (1969-1991). Percorsi Storici, 1,

2012

Bernard, S. (2012) Developing the Yugoslav Gastarbeiter Reintegration Policy. Political and Economic Aspects (1969-1974). Working Paper. Centre for Southeast European Studies, University of Graz.

2011

Bernard, S. (2011) Emigrazione, Reti e Coscienza di Appartenenza. In: D'Alessandri, A. and Pitassio, A. (eds.) Dopo la Pioggia: Gli Stati della Disooluzione della Ex Jugoslavia e dell'Albania 1991-2011. Argo: Lecce. ISBN 9788882341541

2007

Bernard, S. (2007) L’immigrazione in Italia: un’indagine sulle politiche emergenziali. Storicamente, 3, 29. (doi: 10.1473/stor350)

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Number of items: 11.

Articles

Bernard, S. (2019) Oil shocks, migration and European integration: a (Trans)national perspective on the Yugoslav crises of the 1980s. National Identities, 21(5), pp. 463-484. (doi: 10.1080/14608944.2018.1498471)

Bernard, S. (2013) Il ritorno dei gastarbajteri nella politica migratoria della Jugoslavia socialista (1969-1991). Percorsi Storici, 1,

Bernard, S. (2007) L’immigrazione in Italia: un’indagine sulle politiche emergenziali. Storicamente, 3, 29. (doi: 10.1473/stor350)

Books

Bernard, S. (2019) Deutsch Marks in the Head, Shovel in the Hands and Yugoslavia in the Heart: the Gastarbeiter return to Yugoslavia (1965-1991). Series: Studien zur Sozial- und Wirtschaftsgeschichte Ostmitteleuropas (28). Harrassowitz Verlag: Wiesbaden. ISBN 9783447111874

Book Sections

Bernard, S. (2018) Times of hope and despair. In: Hornstein-Tomić, C., Pichler, R. and Scholl-Schneider, S. (eds.) Remigration to Post-Socialist Europe: Hopes and Realities of Return. Series: ERSTE Foundation series (3). LIT Verlag: Zurich. ISBN 9783643910257

Bernard, S. (2011) Emigrazione, Reti e Coscienza di Appartenenza. In: D'Alessandri, A. and Pitassio, A. (eds.) Dopo la Pioggia: Gli Stati della Disooluzione della Ex Jugoslavia e dell'Albania 1991-2011. Argo: Lecce. ISBN 9788882341541

Book Reviews

Bernard, S. (2019) Governing Diasporas in International Relations: The Transnational Politics of Croatia and Former Yugoslavia. Europe-Asia Studies, 71(3), pp. 515-517. (doi: 10.1080/09668136.2019.1593625)[Book Review]

Bernard, S. (2017) Transnationalism, Diaspora and Migrants from the Former Yugoslavia in Britain. Südosteuropa: Journal of Politics and Society, 65(1), pp. 187-189. (doi: 10.1515/soeu-2017-0012)[Book Review]

Bernard, S. (2017) Martin Zückert, Heidi Hein-Kircher (Hrsg.), Migration and Landscape Transformation. Changes in East Central Europe in the 19th and 20th Century. Zeitschrift für Ostmitteleuropa-Forschung, 66(2), pp. 256-258. [Book Review]

Bernard, S. (2015) Tamara Scheer: „Minimale Kosten, absolut kein Blut“. Österreich-Ungarns Präsenz im Sandžak von Novipazar (1879-1908). Zeitschrift für Ostmitteleuropa-Forschung, 64(1), pp. 118-119. [Book Review]

Research Reports or Papers

Bernard, S. (2012) Developing the Yugoslav Gastarbeiter Reintegration Policy. Political and Economic Aspects (1969-1974). Working Paper. Centre for Southeast European Studies, University of Graz.

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Supervision

I am happy to supervise on any aspect related to my research interests and I welcome enquiries from potential PhD applicants in any of my main areas of research.

Teaching

Undergraduate

Contributor: CEES 1A CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE IN THE AGE OF STALIN

Contributor: CEES 1B: COMMUNISM AND ITS COLLAPSE

Contributor & Convenor: CEES 2B: CENTRAL EUROPE AFTER COMMUNISM

Honours Option: (DE)CONSTRUCTING YUGOSLAVIA: MIGRANTS, REFUGEES, AND DIASPORAS 1918-2008

Postgraduate

Contributor & Convenor: YUGOSLAVIA AND AFTER: THEMES AND CONTROVERSIES