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School of Politics and International Relations

Sabina Pačariz

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Research Topic: Turkish Influence in Serbia: A Critique of Soft Power

Supervisor(s): Prof Adam Fagan and Prof Jef Huysmans

Research Interests: Soft power; hegemony; identity; politics of Southeast Europe and Turkey.

The research interests of Sabina Pačariz emerge from her working experience as interpreter/translator of English and Turkish in Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia. Her doctoral thesis empirically investigates the nature of Turkish influence in Serbia, using soft power as analytical framework. Following the complex political, economic and cultural relations between two key countries of the region, burdened with mutual negative stereotypes, yet sharing common interests, Sabina aims to provide broader perspective of the multifaceted mechanisms used for inducing cooperation in international relations.


  • PhD Candidate in Politics and International Relations, Queen Mary University of London
  • MA in International relations, Marmara University in Istanbul
  • BA in Interpreting of English and German, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje

Work Experience

  • Teaching assistant of International Relations at QMUL
  • Interpreter/translator in various governmental institutions and free-lance
  • Teacher of English and Turkish as foreign languages


Pačariz, S. et al. (2018). Religious Education in Montenegro, in ed. Martin Rothgangel et al., Religious Education at Schools in Europe: Part 4: South East Europe, Wiener Forum Fur Theologie Und Religionswissenschaft: Vienna University Press, Forthcoming

Pačariz, S. (2010-2017) Annual reports on Montenegro in Yearbook of Muslims in Europe. Leiden:Brill.

Pačariz, S. (2016).  Migrations of Bosniaks from Former Yugoslavia to Turkey: 1945 – 1974: The Case of Sandžak. Centre for Advanced Studies: Sarajevo.  

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