Florian Bieber is a Professor of Southeast European History and Politics and Director of the Centre for Southeast European Studies at the University of Graz, Austria. He studied Political Science and History at Trinity College (USA), the University of Vienna, and Central European University (Budapest).
He is the coordinator of the Balkans in Europe Policy Advisory Group (BiEPAG) and has been providing policy advice to international organisations, foreign ministries, donors and private investors.
He has worked for the European Centre for Minority Issues and taught at Kent University (UK). He is also a Visiting Professor at the Nationalism Studies Program at CEU. He has been a Visiting Fellow at the LSE and New York University, and held the Luigi Einaudi Chair at Cornell University.
His research interests include democratization, institutional design in multiethnic states, nationalism and ethnic conflict, as well as the political systems of South-eastern Europe. He is the author of Nationalism in Serbia from the Death of Tito to the Fall of Milošević (Münster: Lit Verlag, 2005) and Post-War Bosnia (London: Palgrave, 2006) and edited and co-edited several books, including most recently Debating the End of Yugoslavia (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2014) with Armina Galijaš and Rory Archer.