My research interests are:
peacebuilding, peace and conflict studies, feminist theory, poststructuralism, urban theory, critical geography
postwar cities (Belfast, Beirut, Jerusalem, Kirkuk, Mitrovica, Mostar, Nicosia, Sarajevo, etc.)
power, space, order, agency, governmentality
urban planning, development and governance
nationalism and the nation-state
ethnicity and ethnonational conflicts
the Western Balkans (including Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia)
Gusic, Ivan. 2019. Contesting peace in the postwar city: Belfast, Mitrovica and Mostar. Palgrave
Peer-reviewed articles & book chapters
Gusic, Ivan, Emma Elfversson & Kristine Höglund. (2019, forthcoming). “The spatiality of violence in postwar cities”. Third World Thematics 4(4), pp. xx-xx
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.