Jessie Hronešová | Student | Profiles
Jessie Hronešová

Ms Jessie Hronešová

Research topic:
Reparation Designs: Policies and Politics of Redress in post-war Bosnia and Herzegovina
Degree course:

Research Themes:
Civil wars  Community Conflict management Democracy and Democratisation Identity Nationalism Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding Violence security and conflict Statebuilding Democracy and Democratic Theory Groups, Identities and Social Movements Institutions and organisations International ethics and global Justice International organisations 

Academic Profile

I specialize in post-war institutional designs, ethnic and national identities, transitional justice, and democratization in the Western Balkans. In my doctoral work I focus on agency in transitional justice in Bosnia and Herzegovina, in particular on civilian victims, veterans, the civil sector and political elites as drivers or spoilers of reckoning with the past in the form of reparations and social policies. I am also an associate at South East European Studies at Oxford, where I work on the Western Balkan prospects for EU accession, organize seminars, talks, and workshops.

Teaching specialism, interests and experience

Transitional justice, reconciliation, post-war institutional building, peacebuilding, democratization, Europeanization, politics in the Western Balkans and Central Europe


Overseas Institutional Visit, Columbia University, New York City (2015)

ESRC Doctoral Award, DPhil Scholarship, Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford (2013-2017)

Baroness Birk Scholarship, Merit Scholarship, Department of Government, London School of Economics (2013)

Citizen Journalist, Next in Line, Transitions Online, 2nd Prize (2012)

Departmental Funding, Department of Government, London School of Economics (2012)

Russian and East European Studies Committee Funding, University of Oxford (2009-2011)

Royal Historical Society Travel Award to carry out fieldwork in Bosnia and Herzegovina (2010)

Carr and Stahl Travel Fund, St Antonys College, University of Oxford (2010)

Serbian Language Travel Award, University College London (2008)

Travel Fund for Excellent Students, Charles University, Czech Republic (2008)

Award for Academic Excellence, Charles University, Czech Republic (2008)

Erasmus Mundus Scholarship of the European Union, University College London (2007-2008)


"Might Makes Right: War-Related Payments Bosnia and Herzegovina", Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding, 10(3), pp. 339-360, July 2016.

"Post-Communist transitional justice. Lessons from twenty five years of experience", Book Review. Nationalities Papers: The Journal of Nationalism and Ethnicity, March 2016.

“Subtle Europeanizers: Czech and Slovak Support for the European Integration of the Western Balkans” in Democratization in EU Foreign Policy. New Member States as Drivers of Democracy Promotion, edited by Benedetta Berti, Kristina Mikulova, Nicu Popescu: Routledge (ISBN 978-1138886353): 2015.

“Unbribable Bosnia and Herzegovina: the struggle for the commons”, Southeast European and Black Sea Studies, March 2015.

with Daniela Gawrecká, Pavla Vamberová, Petra Guasti, Zdenka Mansfeldová. Comparative Analysis. Contribution to the SECONOMICS project and Prague Graduate School in Comparative Qualitative Analysis 2013. Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic (ISBN 9788073302504): 2014.

Everyday Ethno-National Identities of Young People in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Peter Lang Publishing: Frankfurt (ISBN 978-3631632758): 2012.

with Zdenka Mansfeldová. “Participative Journalism in the Czech Republic and the European Elections in 2009”, in Mansfeldová, Zdenka and Petra Guasti (eds). Euroscepticism and Perceptions of European Integration Process in the Czech Republic, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic: Prague [in Czech] (ISBN 978-8073302177): 2012.

with Petra Guasti and Zdenka Mansfeldová (eds). The Nexus between Democracy, Collective Identity, and the EU Enlargement. Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic (ISBN 978-8073301989): 2011.

Conference Papers and Presentations

“Dayton Peace Accords and Transitional Justice.” Paper presented at the conference 20th Anniversary of the Dayton Peace Accords: Bosnia’s Uncharted Future and Balkan Lessons for Global Application, Columbia University, New York, 13 November 2015

“Might Makes Right: Transitional Justice in Bosnia and Herzegovina”, Paper presented at the Association of Nationalities Convention, Columbia University, New York, 24 April 2015. 

“Law versus justice? The nexus between the rule of law reconstruction and transitional justice in post-Dayton Bosnia and Herzegovina“, Paper presented at a research workshop on the topic of EU Enlargement Strategy in the Western Balkans: Effects on the Rule of Law, ETH, 1 November 2014, Zurich.

“Excessive or Inadequate Legalism? Substituting the State in Reckoning with the Past in Bosnia and Herzegovina“, ISA Human Rights Joint Conference 2014, 14-17 July 2014, Istanbul.

“Breaking the vicious circle of low social capital and rigid ethno-national identities in Bosnia and Herzegovina”, Conference: Strategies of Symbolic Nation-Building in South Eastern Europe, University of Rijeka, 9 May 2014, Rijeka.

 “Post-war transitional justice in the former Yugoslavia: an Overview”, SEES UCL Graduate conference, 20 February 2014, London.

"Media Content Analysis" Convenor, Summer School in Prague, SEconomics Project - Security Meets Economics, Czech Academy of Sciences, July 2013, Prague.

"Post-Conflict Identities of Young People in Bosnia", Cultural Knowledge Consortium Speaker Series, US Ministry of Defense, September 2012, online.

"Post-war Ethno-National Identities of Young People in Bosnia", Geography Department Seminar Series, Royal Holloway, 21 January 2013, London.

"Human Rights and Transitional Justice in the Balkans within the workshop The Violation of Human Rights in New Europe: A Cross-National Analysis", Department of Political Science, University of Mainz, July 2012, Mainz.