ANU Centre for European Studies
Research School of Humanities & the Arts
College of Arts and Social Sciences
Qualifications: Master of Arts (International Relations) and Master of Diplomacy - Australian National University); Bachelor of Arts (First Class Honours) in Political Science and Italian studies - University of Western Australia; Graduate Teaching Certificate.
Short biography: Nina Markovic is a PhD candidate in Political Science at the ANU Centre for European Studies. In 2011-12 Ms Markovic obtained a six-month EU-Oceania scholarship to undertake further research at LUISS University in Rome. She holds a combined Master degree from the ANU in Arts (International Relations) and Diplomacy, with a final thesis on “Challenges to democracy building in post-Communist Europe after the Cold War”. Ms Markovic is also working at the Australian Parliamentary Research Service as a Senior Researcher for Europe and Middle East. She is a published poet and fluent in four European languages.
Research Interests: Western Balkans, European Union, Australian foreign policy, conflict resolution.
Current Research Projects: My PhD research project investigates political and diplomatic relations between the European Union and Serbia since 1990 to present day. In particular, this thesis is looking at diplomatic strategies of the European Union towards “third states” (non-EU members) using the case study of Serbia, and the development of enlargement policy for the Western Balkans. This research relies on qualitative data gathered from first-hand interviews, and employs the analysis of primary and secondary sources including in local languages.
i. Books and monographs
N Markovic, “The Crossroads”, Belgrade: Sigra star (2010).
ii. Refereed journal articles
N Markovic, “Great power rivalry and the outbreak of the First World War”, In Sveske, No. 100 (June 2011).
iii. Others (digital media, catalogue essays, reviews, etc)
“New autonomous sanctions against Iran”, 6 December 2011 - Parliamentary Library of Australia.
“Australia and the European Union: towards a Treaty-level partnership agreement”, 9 September 2011 - Parliamentary Library of Australia.
“Turkish parliamentary election of 12 June 2011”, 29 June 2011 - Parliamentary Library of Australia.
“Russia ’s role and influence in the Balkans in the 21. century: investment, energy and politics”, May 2011, ANU, Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies.
“NATO’s New Strategic Concept and issues for Australia”, 17 December 2010 - Parliamentary Library of Australia.
“Courted by Europe? Advancing Australia”s relations with the European Union in a new security environment”, Parliamentary Library of Australia (July 2009).
“Behind the scenes of the Russia-Georgia conflict”, 17 September 2008 - Parliamentary Library of Australia.
Teaching and Supervision
In April 2012, I delivered an intensive course on “Comparative politics of the Balkan Pensinsula since the Second World War” at LUISS University, Rome. In this capacity I mentored a group of students involved in a project concerning Bosnia-Herzegovina.
Major Grants and Awards
• EU-Oceania scholarship for doctoral exchange program, LUISS Guido Carlo, Rome (2011-12)
• Customer Service Excellence Certificate, Australian Institute of Management (2010)
• Academic Distinction Award toward the degree of Master of Diplomacy, ANU (2005)
• ‘Margarete Bello' prize for the best Honours student in Italian Studies, UWA (2004)
Professional Societies and Relevant Service
• Australian Institute for International Affairs (ACT Board member)
• International Institute for Strategic Studies
• United Nations Association of Australia
• Antipodean East European Study Group
• Australasian Association f or Communist and Post -Communist Studies
• ANU Italian club founder “Il Baccio Italiano”