Dr Jessie Barton Hronešová is an ESRC Postdoctoral Fellow at the Oxford Department of International Development. Her life goal is to combine academic research and policymaking in foreign policy, aid and development. Her research focuses on governance, justice and the politics of South Eastern Europe while her policy work has concentrated on technical consultancy advice on international development projects across Eastern and South Eastern Europe, with a special focus on rule of law, justice, security and media.
She is currently preparing the publication of her doctoral research about the politics of victimhood in post-war Bosnia and Herzegovina. She previously worked at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network in Sarajevo and Belgrade.
She holds a DPhil from the University of Oxford (2017) in politics. In her research projects she has mostly focused on security, ethno-nationalism, post-war reparations, as well as community-building and transitional justice in the former Yugoslavia. She authored several studies on identity politics (including Post-War Ethno-National Identities of Young People in Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2012) and retributive transitional justice in several academic journals (most recently for the Journal of Peacebuilding & Development). Prior to her doctoral studies, Jessie had collaborated with a range of research institutions and consultancies, including the Czech Academy of Sciences in Prague and the London School of Economics (where she is still a Visiting Fellow).