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. His work is situated at the crossroads of comparative politics, international relations, and political economy, with a strong grounding in historical research. In addition to the European Research Council, Josip Glaurdić’s work has been supported by the Leverhulme Trust, the Isaac Newton Trust, Robert Bosch Stiftung, Open Society Institute, Fox International Fellowship, as well as Yale University’s Falk Fellowship and Sterling Fellowship. He is the author of The Hour of Europe: Western Powers and the Breakup of Yugoslavia (Yale University Press, 2011).



joined the University of Luxemburg in October 2017 as a postdoctoral research associate. He earned his PhD in political science in 2016 at the University of Antwerp. In Antwerp he worked on the PartiRep-Project, an Interuniversity Attraction Pole (IAP) funded by the Belgian Science Policy. His research interests focus primarily on representation, issue congruence between voters and political elites, and voter behavior. His doctoral dissertation studied the inequality in opinion congruence between privileged and underprivileged voters in Belgium. His work has been published in journals such as West European Politics, Electoral Studies, and Party Politics. During his PhD, he did a three-month research stay, funded by the Fonds voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (FWO), at the University of Leiden. Christophe Lesschaeve has also engaged in projects outside academia that focus on the linkage between voters and political elites. He helped develop the highly successful online voting advice applications (VAA) Stemtest and Test Électoral for the 2014 elections in Belgium. These VAAs are currently being used in high schools to help pupils familiarize with Belgian political parties and their policy positions. See his personal website here.



is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Institute of Political Science, University of Luxembourg. Prior to joining the university in October 2017, he was a Visiting Fulbright Scholar at the Department of Political Science, Yale University (2017), a Cvachovec Fellow at the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto (2017), and a Research Fellow at the International Institute of Political Science, Masaryk University (2012-2017). He earned his Ph.D. at Masaryk University in 2015 by defending the thesis on the roots of electoral violence in the Western Balkans (with honors). His research focuses on the challenges to democracy in Central and Eastern Europe with emphasis on the conflict potential of elections, modern forms of authoritarian rule and deconsolidation processes. He is the author of Electoral Violence in the Western Balkans. From Voting to Fighting and Back (Routledge; 2018), and the co-author of Challenges to Democracies in East Central Europe (Routledge; 2016). His papers on electoral violence and democratization have been published in a variety of international peer-reviewed political science journals (e.g. Terrorism and Political Violence, Democracy and Security, Journal of Southeast European, and Black Sea Studies, or World Political Science). See his personal website here.



has Master degree in” International Relations and Diplomatic Affairs” from the University of Bologna. She has extensive knowledge in the history of South East Europe and the dissolution of Yugoslavia. She has many years of experience in EU project management and has been in charge of the management of many projects financed under different EU programs such as: Horizon 2020, FP7, Life Long Learning, Erasmus +. During the last eight years, thanks to her experience with public institutions, private sector and NGOs,  she has developed excellent knowledge in  research data management. She has been also responsible for Public Affairs  towards the European Parliament, the European Commission and other European organizations working on European Affairs and for building a strong network of institutional contacts and alliances. She has joined the University of Luxembourg in November 2018 to provide research support to the project ELWar.


Prospective PhD students

Prof. Glaurdić is currently accepting PhD proposals directly linked to the project ELWar – Electoral Legacies of War: Political Competition in Postwar Southeast Europe.

If your thesis subject fits in its scope, learn more about the application process and the funding schemes of doctoral studies in the Institute of Political Science.


Academics & journalists

The data we are collecting and analyzing at an ambitious scale will soon be released online to be further used by academics as well as by journalists.

Don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team if your research or your investigative work can benefit from our project and the expertise of our team members.