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My main interests are democratisation and authoritarianism, particularly at the intersection of foreign and domestic politics. I have explored these through studying the mechanisms of power consolidation in hybrid regimes, via foreign direct investments and narrative power. My research is mainly focused on south-east Europe and Turkey.

I completed my PhD at the School of Politics and International Relations at Queen Mary University in London, and my MA studies at the Marmara University in Istanbul, Department of Political Science and International Relations. During my doctoral research, I did a fellowship at the Centre for South-East Europe in Graz, Austria. For several years prior to my academic career, I worked as interpreter of English and Turkish into Bosnian/Serbian and Macedonian.

Office hours

Monday: 15.00 - 16.00 (in-person) Bush House NE 7.23

Thursday 15.00 - 16.00 (online) link here

Research interests

  • Authoritarianism
  • Mechanisms of power consolidation
  • Politics of Southeast Europe
  • Environmentalism


  • Political economy of corruption
  • Environmental governance
  • Media and public policy
  • Comparing political systems
  • Fundamentals of politics research
  • Introduction to international politics


  • Pačariz, Sabina, 2022. “Foreign Direct Investments as Indicators of Regime Type: Contemporary Serbian – Turkish Relations,” Journal of Southeast European and Black Sea Studies22, No:1. (forthcoming).
  • Pačariz, Sabina, 2020. “Political implications of closer cooperation between Serbia and Turkey” in Hagemann, Christian ed. Southeast Europe in Focus, No. 5/2020, External Actors Series: Turkey, Munich: Southeast Europe Association.
  • Bakrač, Vladimir; Pačariz, Sabina; and Saggau, Emil Hilton, 2017. “Religious education in Montenegro” in Rothgangel, Martin, Skeie, Geir, & Jäggle, Martin eds. Religious Education at Schools in Europe, Volume 5: Southeast Europe, Vienna: Vienna University Press, Vanderhoeck & Ruprecht Unipress.
  • Pačariz, Sabina, 2010-2017. Montenegro in Yearbook of Muslims in Europe, Volume 2-8. BRILL (seven consecutive annual publications).
  • Pačariz, Sabina, 2016. Migrations of Bosniaks from Former Yugoslavia to Turkey: 1945 – 1974: The Case of Sandžak, Sarajevo: Centre for Advanced Studies.