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Your race sounds familiar? Blackface, cross-racial/cross-gender drag and the Your Face Sounds Familiar franchise (2013–) on post-Yugoslav television (2021)
Journal Article
Baker, C. (2021). Your race sounds familiar? Blackface, cross-racial/cross-gender drag and the Your Face Sounds Familiar franchise (2013–) on post-Yugoslav television. VIEW Journal of European Television History and Culture, 10(20), 83-103. https://doi.org/10.18146/view.267

Your Face Sounds Familiar, a celebrity talent television format developed by the Dutch production company Endemol and first broadcast in Spain in 2011, has entertained audiences in more than forty countries with the sight of well-known professional m... Read More about Your race sounds familiar? Blackface, cross-racial/cross-gender drag and the Your Face Sounds Familiar franchise (2013–) on post-Yugoslav television.

Guarding the “Balkan Route” on the postsocialist frontier: revisiting Maja Weiss’ Varuh meje (2002) (2021)
Journal Article
Baker, C., Szczygielska, M., & Zorko, Š. D. (2021). Guarding the “Balkan Route” on the postsocialist frontier: revisiting Maja Weiss’ Varuh meje (2002). International Feminist Journal of Politics, 23(5), 811-828. https://doi.org/10.1080/14616742.2021.1991827

Introduction Varuh meje, Maja Weiss’ debut film, dates back to 2002 – when Slovenia was soon to join the European Union (EU), when the state was first taking up its role as EU “border guard,” and when Slovenian society was reacting to the first wave... Read More about Guarding the “Balkan Route” on the postsocialist frontier: revisiting Maja Weiss’ Varuh meje (2002).

Peace on the Small Screen: UNPROFOR’s Television Unit in 1994–5 and the ‘Media War’ in Former Yugoslavia (2021)
Journal Article
Baker, C. (in press). Peace on the Small Screen: UNPROFOR’s Television Unit in 1994–5 and the ‘Media War’ in Former Yugoslavia. Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, https://doi.org/10.1080/01439685.2021.1948205

Between early 1994 and the end of the wars in Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina, a team of journalists working for the United Nations peacekeeping mission in former Yugoslavia (UNPROFOR) was in charge of a unique televisual experiment–a documentary film... Read More about Peace on the Small Screen: UNPROFOR’s Television Unit in 1994–5 and the ‘Media War’ in Former Yugoslavia.

The call is coming from inside the house: researching race after Yugoslavia in ‘post-post-racial’ times (2021)
Book Chapter
Baker, C. (2021). The call is coming from inside the house: researching race after Yugoslavia in ‘post-post-racial’ times. In Researching Yugoslavia and Its Aftermath: Sources, Prejudices and Alternative Solutions (253-272). Cham: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-70343-1_12

This chapter sets efforts to research race in the (post-)Yugoslav region in the context of what Kimberlé Crenshaw has termed today’s ‘post-post-racial’ times, in which progressives who might have believed that global society was on an inevitable cour... Read More about The call is coming from inside the house: researching race after Yugoslavia in ‘post-post-racial’ times.

Bridging postcoloniality, postsocialism, and “race” in the age of Brexit: An interview with Catherine Baker (2021)
Book Chapter
Baker, C., & Koobak, R. (2021). Bridging postcoloniality, postsocialism, and “race” in the age of Brexit: An interview with Catherine Baker. In R. Koobak, M. Tlostanova, & S. Thapar-Björkert (Eds.), Postcolonial and Postsocialist Dialogues: Intersections, Opacities, Challenges in Feminist Theorizing and Practice (40-52). London and New York: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)

In this interview, conducted over two rounds in August 2019 and January 2020, post-Cold War historian and cultural studies scholar Catherine Baker reflects on how she situates her work within the growing literature on intersections between postcoloni... Read More about Bridging postcoloniality, postsocialism, and “race” in the age of Brexit: An interview with Catherine Baker.

A War of Songs. Popular Music and Recent Russia–Ukraine Relations: Arve Hansen, Andrei Rogatchevski, Yngvar Steinholt & David-Emil Wickström. Stuttgart: Ibidem Verlag, 2019, 247pp., €34.90 p/b. (2020)
Journal Article
Baker, C. (2020). A War of Songs. Popular Music and Recent Russia–Ukraine Relations: Arve Hansen, Andrei Rogatchevski, Yngvar Steinholt & David-Emil Wickström. Stuttgart: Ibidem Verlag, 2019, 247pp., €34.90 p/b. Europe-Asia Studies, 72(8), 1426-1427. https://doi.org/10.1080/09668136.2020.1814605

Celebrity leader personas and embodied militarism (2020)
Journal Article
Baker, C. (2020). Celebrity leader personas and embodied militarism. International studies review, 23(3), 1046–1071. https://doi.org/10.1093/isr/viaa035

Scholars of international relations frequently explore how states normalize the use of military force through processes of militarization, yet few have analyzed how new information and communication technologies impact on these processes. The essays... Read More about Celebrity leader personas and embodied militarism.

Yugoslav popular music and global histories of the Cold War (2020)
Book Chapter
Baker, C. (2020). Yugoslav popular music and global histories of the Cold War. In D. S. Beard, & L. V. Rasmussen (Eds.), Made in Yugoslavia: Studies in Popular Music (232-245). London and New York: Taylor & Francis (Routledge). https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315452333-25

Employing a process of so-called circuit listening and considering the routes, networks, and histories necessary for a song to come about, however, reveals “Colinda” as the outcome of circuits of music, migration, and colonialism, owing its existence... Read More about Yugoslav popular music and global histories of the Cold War.

'Couture military' and a queer aesthetic curiosity: music video aesthetics, militarised fashion, and the embodied politics of stardom in Rihanna’s 'Hard' (2020)
Journal Article
Baker, C. (in press). 'Couture military' and a queer aesthetic curiosity: music video aesthetics, militarised fashion, and the embodied politics of stardom in Rihanna’s 'Hard'. Politik, 23(1), https://doi.org/10.7146/politik.v23i1.120308

Music video is an underappreciated type of audiovisual artefact in studies of the aesthetics of world politics, which typically privilege linear narrative storytelling and struggle to communicate how sonic and embodied practices also constitute world... Read More about 'Couture military' and a queer aesthetic curiosity: music video aesthetics, militarised fashion, and the embodied politics of stardom in Rihanna’s 'Hard'.

Making War on Bodies: Militarisation, Aesthetics and Embodiment in International Politics (2020)
Book
Baker, C. (Ed.). Making War on Bodies: Militarisation, Aesthetics and Embodiment in International Politics. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. https://doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9781474446181.001.0001

This vibrant collection of essays reveals the intimate politics of how people with a wide range of relationships to war identify with, and against, the military and its gendered and racialised norms. It synthesises three recent turns in the study of... Read More about Making War on Bodies: Militarisation, Aesthetics and Embodiment in International Politics.

Mapping the nexus of transitional justice and peacebuilding (2019)
Book Chapter
Baker, C., & Obradovic-Wochnik, J. (2019). Mapping the nexus of transitional justice and peacebuilding. In N. Lemay-Hébert (Ed.), Handbook on Intervention and Statebuilding (185-198). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing

‘I am the voice of the past that will always be’: the Eurovision Song Contest as historical fiction (2019)
Journal Article
Baker, C. (2019). ‘I am the voice of the past that will always be’: the Eurovision Song Contest as historical fiction. Journal of historical fictions, 2(2), 102-125

The Eurovision Song Contest has been called everything from ‘the Gay Olympics’ to ‘a monument to drivel’, but can it also be thought of as historical fiction – and what could that reveal about how narratives of national and European identity are reto... Read More about ‘I am the voice of the past that will always be’: the Eurovision Song Contest as historical fiction.