Hi and welcome!

My research interests are:

  • peacebuilding, war-to-peace transitions, ethnonational conflicts

  • agency, space, power, order, governmentality in war and peace

  • urban violence, urban peace, urban war

  • postwar cities (Belfast, Beirut, Jerusalem, Kirkuk, Mitrovica, Mostar, Nicosia, Sarajevo, etc.)

  • the post-Yugoslav spaces


Gusic, Ivan with Emma Elfversson and Kristine Höglund (2020). The spatiality of violence in post-war cities. Routledge.

Gusic, Ivan (2019). Contesting peace in the postwar city: Belfast, Mitrovica and Mostar. Palgrave.

Peer-reviewed articles & book chapters

Gusic, Ivan, Emma Elfversson, Thao-Nguyen Ha & Marie-Therese Meye (2021). ”Geocoding as a method for mapping conflict-related violence”, in Oliver P. Richmond & Gëzim Visoka. The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Peace and Conflict Studies.

Gusic, Ivan (2020). “Divided cities", in Oliver Richmond & Gezim Visoka eds. The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Peace and Conflict Studies, Palgrave.

Gusic, Ivan, Emma Elfversson & Kristine Höglund. (2019, forthcoming). “The spatiality of violence in postwar cities". Third World Thematics 4(2-3), pp. 81-93.

Gusic, Ivan (2019). “The spatiality of the postwar condition: a study of the city of Mitrovica”. Political Geography 71(May), pp. 47-55.

Gusic, Ivan & Annika Björkdahl (2016) "Sites of friction: governance, identity, and space in Mostar", in Annika Björkdahl et al. Peacebuilding and friction: global and local encounters in post-conflict societies, pp. 84-102.

Gusic, Ivan (2015) "Contested democrac(ies): disentangling understandings of democratic governance in Mitrovica", in Annika Björkdahl and Lisa Strömbom eds. Divided cities: governing diversity, Nordic Academic Press, pp. 215-234.

Gusic, Ivan & Annika Björkdahl (2015) "'Global’ norms and ‘local’ agency – frictional peacebuilding in Kosovo", Journal of International Relations and Development 18, pp. 265-287.

Gusic, Ivan & Annika Björkdahl (2013) "The divided city: a space for frictional peacebuilding", Peacebuilding 1(3), pp. 317-333.