Dr Vladimir Unkovski-Korica
- Senior Lecturer (Central & East European Studies)
Vladimir works on twentieth-century Yugoslav and European history. His initial focus was on the socio-political, economic, business, and diplomatic history of Yugoslavia during the Cold War. He is currently researching the impact of the rise and fall of Yugoslavia on the British left, from the Second World War to the Kosovo War. He is more broadly interested in the history and legacies of communism, non-alignment, anti-imperialism, development, and de-colonisation.
Before coming to the University of Glasgow in 2015, Vladimir completed an MSc in Russian and Eastern European Studies at Oxford University and a PhD in International History at the London School of Economics (LSE). He subsequently held an LSE Fellowship, an Assistant Professorship of History at the National Research University – Higher School of Economics, Moscow (HSE), and a research fellowship at the Centre of Advanced Studies – South Eastern Europe at the University of Rijeka.
Since joining CEES, Vladimir has joined the editorial board of Europe-Asia Studies, the Journal of Contemporary Central and Eastern Europe, and European History Quarterly. He is keen to contribute to public debate beyond academia. He has therefore served on the editorial boards of websites like LeftEast and regularly contributes articles related to his research interests to the press and online media in English and Serbo-Croatian. Vladimir is also currently Co-Vice President of the University and College Union: Glasgow (UCUG).
Yugoslav and Balkan history
International history of the Cold War and its legacies
The European left and social movements
Town or regional twinning
Uneven and combined development
Nationalism and federalism
I welcome enquiries from potential PhD applicants in any of my main areas of research. I also supervise undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations.
Current MPhil or PhD supervision:
Irena Baboi, Europeanisation and the Future of European Union Involvement in the Western Balkans
Aidan Ratchford: Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara: Trade and Goodwill Missions and Economic Analysis, 1959-1965
Yin Lam Ethan Chan, The Freier Deutsche Gewerkschaftsbund in Halle-Neustadt
Niall Gray, The Edinburgh Conversations: Scotland and the End of the Cold War (Strathclyde)
I have successfully supervised a number of PhDs to completion, among them:
Matthew Blackburn, ‘Understanding Changing Russian Nationalism: A Cross-Generational Study’
Christopher Campbell, ‘The West and the Russian Orthodox Church's Role in Soviet Diplomacy’
Jamie Allan, ‘Gorky, Bukharin and the Politics of Rapprochement in the Soviet Cultural Sphere’
Stefana Djokic, ‘Art and politics: the role of art in US-Yugoslav relations during the Cold War (1948-1970)’ (Edinburgh)
- Ratchford, Aidan
Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara: Trade and Goodwill Missions 1959-1965
Contributor, CEES 1A: CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE IN THE AGE OF STALIN
Contributor, CEES 1B: COMMUNISM AND ITS COLLAPSE
Honours option, THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTIONS OF 1917
Honours option, WAR AND REVOLUTION IN THE BALKANS, 1804-2012
Contributor, ISSUES IN RUSSIAN, EAST EUROPEAN, AND EURASIAN STUDIES
Contributor, RESEARCH METHODS FOR STUDYING RUSSIA, EASTERN EUROPE, AND EURASIA
Contributor, YUGOSLAVIA AND AFTER: THEMES AND CONTROVERSIES
At the moment, I am CEES Learning & Teaching Convenor, Honours Convenor, and Quality & Exams Officer. I also serve on the School of Social and Political Sciences Health, Safety and Wellbeing Committee and its Learning & Teaching Committee, and the College of Social Sciences Appeals Committee. Finally, I am currently Co-Vice President of UCU Glasgow.
In the past, I was Level 1 convenor or co-convenor in CEES for seven years, and I served on a variety of School committees, including its GTA committee and the Workload Model Review Group.