Job title: Leverhulme Early Career Fellow

Email: I.Stiks@ed.ac.uk

Research: See Dr Igor Stiks on Edinburgh Research Explorer

Current PhD students

No PhD students at present.

PhD Supervision Topics

  • Aesthetics and politics
  • Citizenship
  • Social movements
  • Political art
  • Urban cultural studies

Igor Štiks is a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow. Igor joined the Edinburgh College of Art in April 2014 to work on his research project “Citizen-Artist: Creative Citizenship in Occupied Spaces” in which he explores the interaction between occupations of public spaces, inventive forms of self-rule and artistic expression. Drawing inspiration from critical political theory, his research contributes to the fields of citizenship and urban cultural studies, as well as to scholarship on social movements and engaged art.

He gained his PhD at the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po) and Northwestern University (USA) in 2009. Before joining the ECA, he was a senior research fellow at the CITSEE project (School of Law, University of Edinburgh, 2009-2014).

His publications have appeared in the leading academic journals such as Citizenship StudiesEurope-Asia StudiesGlobal StudiesSoutheast Europe and Black Sea Studies, and Monthly Review. Together with Jo Shaw he edited the collections Citizenship after Yugoslavia (Routledge, 2013) and Citizenship Rights (Ashgate, 2013), and, with Srecko Horvat, Welcome to the Desert of Post-Socialism: Radical Politics after Yugoslavia (Verso, 2015).

As CITSEE senior research fellow, he initiated and edited the CITSEE web magazine Citizenship in Southeast Europe. He also produced 4 animation films (in collaboration with the ECA’s students) and 8 short documentary films based on the project’s research outputs. The films can be viewed here

Igor is also the author of two novels, A Castle in Romagna and Elijah’s Chair, which have won numerous awards and have been translated into a dozen European languages. The theatre play based on his novel ‘Elijah’s Chair’ won the Grand Prix of the 2011 Belgrade International Theatre Festival (BITEF).

Aesthetics and politics, citizenship, social movements, political art, urban cultural studies

Stiks, Igor. 2017. “Occupy Citizenship”. In The Transformation Of Citizenship, Volume 3. Routledge.
Stiks, Igor. 2015. “‘New Left’ In The Post-Yugoslav Space”. Socialism And Democracy 29 (3).
Stiks, Igor. 2015. Nations And Citizens In Yugoslavia And The Post-Yugoslav States. Nations And Citizens In Yugoslavia And The Post-Yugoslav States. Bloomsbury Academic.
Stiks, Igor, and Srecko Horvat. 2015. Welcome To The Desert Of Post-Socialism. Welcome To The Desert Of Post-Socialism. Verso Books.
Stiks, Igor, and Srecko Horvat. 2014. “The New Balkan Revolts”. In The Unbribable Bosnia-Herzegovina. Nomos verlagsgesellschaft, Baden-Baden.
Williams, Richard, Stacey Hunter, and Igor Stiks. 2014. “The New Metropolitan”.
Shaw, Jo, and Igor Stiks. 2014. “Citizenship Rights”. Belgrade Journal Of Media And Communications.
Citizenship Rights. 2013. Citizenship Rights. Ashgate Publishing.
Stiks, Igor, Francesco Ragazzi, and Viktor Koska. 2013. “Country Report”. Country Report. EUDO Citizenship Observatory.
Shaw, Jo, and Igor Stiks. 2013. “Introduction”. In Citizenship Rights. Ashgate Publishing.
Shaw, Jo, and Igor Stiks. 2012. “A Laboratory Of Citizenship: Shifting Conceptions Of Citizenship In Yugoslavia And Post-Yugoslav States”. In Citizenship After Yugoslavia. Routledge.
Citizenship After Yugoslavia. 2012. Citizenship After Yugoslavia. Routledge.
Stiks, Igor, and Jo Shaw. 2012. “Introduction”. In Citizenship After Yugoslavia. Routledge.
Shaw, Jo, and Igor Stiks. 2012. “Citizenship In The New States Of South Eastern Europe”. Citizenship Studies 16 (3-4).
Stiks, Igor. 2012. “The European Union And Citizenship Regimes In The Western Balkans”. In Unfinished Business. Brookings Institution Press.
Stiks, Igor, and Srecko Horvat. 2012. “Welcome To The Desert Of Transition!”. Monthly Review 63 (10).
“Reporting The War, An Interview With Allan Little”. 2011.
Stiks, Igor. 2011. “The Past Of Central Europe Is The Future Of Europe, An Interview With Zygmunt Bauman”.
Stiks, Igor. 2011. “The Other Europe 20 Years Later, An Interview With Jacques Rupnik”.
Stiks, Igor. 2011. “Cities And Citizenship, An Interview With David Harvey”.
Stiks, Igor. 2011. “'being A Citizen The Bosnian Way'”. Transitions 51 (1-2).
Stiks, Igor. 2011. “Divided Societies And Violence In The Former Post-Socialist Multinational Federations”. In .
Stiks, Igor. 2011. “The European Union And Citizenship Regimes In The Western Balkans”. In The Western Balkans And The Eu. European Institute for Security Studies.
Stiks, Igor. 2011. “Why Citizenship Matters In South-East Europe”. In .
Stiks, Igor. 2011. “Writing After Yugoslavia”. In Literature In Politics And Politics In Literature.
Stiks, Igor. 2010. “"l'europeanisation" Des Pays Successeurs De L'ex-Yougoslavie”. In L'europe Sous Tensions. L'Harmattan.
Stiks, Igor. 2010. “'the Berlin Wall Crumbled Down Upon Our Heads!'”. Global Society 24 (1).
Stiks, Igor. 2010. “A Laboratory Of Citizenship”. A Laboratory Of Citizenship. CITSEE.
Stiks, Igor. 2010. “The Citizenship Conundrum In Postcommunist Europe”. Europe-Asia Studies 62 (10). http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=78649482180&partnerID=8YFLogxK.
Shaw, Jo, and Igor Stiks. 2010. “The Europeanisation Of Citizenship In The Successor States Of The Former Yugoslavia”. The Europeanisation Of Citizenship In The Successor States Of The Former Yugoslavia. Scottish Government.
Shaw, Jo, and Igor Stiks. 2010. “The Europeanisation Of Citizenship In The Successor States Of The Former Yugoslavia”. The Europeanisation Of Citizenship In The Successor States Of The Former Yugoslavia. CITSEE.
Stiks, Igor. 2009. “A Laboratory Of Citizenship”. In Shifting Conceptions Of Citizenship In Yugoslavia And Its Successor States.
Stiks, Igor. 2009. “A Laboratory Of Citizenship:”. In Shifting Conceptions Of Citizenship In Yugoslavia And Its Successor States.
Stiks, Igor. 2009. “Being Citizen The Bosnian Way”. In Transformation Of Citizenship And Political Identities In Bosnia-Herzegovina.
Stiks, Igor, and F. Ragazzi. 2009. “Croatian Citizenship”. In Citizenship Policies In The New Europe. Amsterdam University Press.
Stiks, Igor. 2009. “Multi-Layered Citizenship And Political Identities In Bosnia-Herzegovina”. In From Ethnic Fragmentation Towards European Integration.
Shaw, Jo, and Igor Stiks. 2009. “Soft Law And European Citizenship”. In .
Stiks, Igor. 2006. “From Disintegration To European Integration”. Southeast European And Black Sea Studies 6 (4).
Stiks, Igor. 2006. “Une Citoyennete Sans Cite, Des Cites Sans Citoyennete”. Identities - Journal For Politics, Gender, And Culture 5.