Josip Glaurdić joined the University of Luxembourg as an Associate Professor of Political Science and ERC Fellow in April 2017. Prior to joining the university, he was a Junior Visiting Fellow at the Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen in Vienna (2008), Fellow of Clare College, University of Cambridge (2008-2017), and a Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellow (2012-2016) at Cambridge’s Department of Politics and International Studies. He earned his PhD in political science (with distinction) from Yale University in 2009, and his BA in political science and international business (summa cum laude) from Illinois Wesleyan University.
Professor Glaurdić’s work is situated at the crossroads of comparative politics, international relations, and political economy, with a strong grounding in historical research. In the period 2017-2022, he was leading a team of scholars on a project funded by a €1.5 million ERC Starting Grant, titled “Electoral Legacies of War: Political Competition in Postwar Southeast Europe”. The team used a combination of qualitative and quantitative methodological approaches to answer a number of questions with real policy relevance beyond Southeast Europe: What determines electoral results and the quality of governance in post-conflict societies? Are elections decided by the voters’ experiences and perceptions of the ended conflict, or are they decided by the voters’ considerations of the political parties’ peacetime economic platforms and performance in office? Is governance crippled by the destructive legacies of conflict?”