Florian Bieber is Jean Monnet Chair in the Europeanisation of Southeastern Europe, Professor of Southeast European History and Politics and Director of the Centre for Southeast European Studies at the University of Graz, Austria. He is the coordinator of the Balkans in Europe Policy Advisory Group (BiEPAG) and author of The Rise of Authoritarianism in the Western Balkans (Palgrave 2020) and Debating Nationalism (Bloomsbury 2020).
He studied history and political science at Trinity College (USA), University of Vienna and Central European University. Between 2001 and 2006, he worked in Belgrade (Serbia) and Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina) for the European Centre for Minority Issues. He is a Visiting Professor at the Nationalism Studies Program at Central European University and has taught at the University of Kent, Cornell University, University of Bologna and the University of Sarajevo. He has been a visiting fellow at the Remarque Institute of New York University and at the London School of Economics.