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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 fi... 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.

Seventeen Pieces: Displacement, Misplacement and Conservation (2020)
Journal Article
Merali, Y., Mourad, K., & Ghanem, M. (in press). Seventeen Pieces: Displacement, Misplacement and Conservation. New England Journal of Public Policy, 32(2),

This article explores the systemic importance of art in the conservation of images, historical reference, and cultural meaning as displaced victims of humanitarian crises make the transition from the land of their birth to a new country with a differ... Read More about Seventeen Pieces: Displacement, Misplacement and Conservation.

Celebrity leader personas and embodied militarism (2020)
Journal Article
Baker, C. (2020). Celebrity leader personas and embodied militarism. International studies review, 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'.

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.

The Meanie Club — Gendered violence and post-punk narratives of love in Miss Farkku-Suomi by Kauko Röyhkä and Dorfpunks by Rocko Schamoni. (2019)
Journal Article
Gratzke, M. (in press). The Meanie Club — Gendered violence and post-punk narratives of love in Miss Farkku-Suomi by Kauko Röyhkä and Dorfpunks by Rocko Schamoni. Forum for Modern Language Studies, https://doi.org/10.1093/fmls/cqz031

This article examines love, relationships, intimacy and gendered violence in fictionalised punk biographies by authors and post-punk recording artists Kauko Röyhkä and Rocko Schamoni. Punk rock’s DIY aesthetic emphasises self-fashioning and shock val... Read More about The Meanie Club — Gendered violence and post-punk narratives of love in Miss Farkku-Suomi by Kauko Röyhkä and Dorfpunks by Rocko Schamoni..

Language intermediaries and local agency: peacebuilding, translation/interpreting and political disempowerment in 'mature' post-Dayton Bosnia-Herzegovina (2019)
Journal Article
Baker, C. (2019). Language intermediaries and local agency: peacebuilding, translation/interpreting and political disempowerment in 'mature' post-Dayton Bosnia-Herzegovina. Journal of War and Culture Studies, 12(3), 236-250. https://doi.org/10.1080/17526272.2019.1644413

The peace negotiations that ended the 1992–95 war in Bosnia-Herzegovina established a constitutional system of ethnic power-sharing that satisfied its signatories (the presidents of Serbia, Croatia and Bosnia) enough for war to cease and provided for... Read More about Language intermediaries and local agency: peacebuilding, translation/interpreting and political disempowerment in 'mature' post-Dayton Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Staying afloat via guanxi : student networks, social capital and inequality in Chinese adult higher education (2019)
Journal Article
Guan, S., & James, F. (2020). Staying afloat via guanxi : student networks, social capital and inequality in Chinese adult higher education. British journal of educational studies, 68(3), 349-364. https://doi.org/10.1080/00071005.2019.1618788

This study illuminates students’ purposive cultivation of guanxi, or social networks based on continuous exchange of resources, in the context of China’s Adult Higher Education (HE) system. Interviews with 30 students reveal the motivations underpinn... Read More about Staying afloat via guanxi : student networks, social capital and inequality in Chinese adult higher education.

"If love was a crime, we would be criminals": the Eurovision Song Contest and the queer international politics of flags (2019)
Book Chapter
Baker, C. (in press). "If love was a crime, we would be criminals": the Eurovision Song Contest and the queer international politics of flags. In B. Wellings, J. Kalman, & K. Jacotine (Eds.), Eurovisions: Identity and the international politics of the Eurovision Song Contest since 1956. Palgrave Macmillan

Baker uses contestations over flags at the Eurovision Song Contest to illustrate the paradox that, while Eurovision is ostensibly ‘non-political’ and prohibits ‘political’ messages and symbols, organisers, hosts, broadcasters, contestants and fans ha... Read More about "If love was a crime, we would be criminals": the Eurovision Song Contest and the queer international politics of flags.

What female pop-folk celebrity in south-east Europe tells postsocialist feminist media studies about global formations of race (2019)
Journal Article
Baker, C. (2020). What female pop-folk celebrity in south-east Europe tells postsocialist feminist media studies about global formations of race. Feminist Media Studies, 20(3), 341-360. https://doi.org/10.1080/14680777.2019.1599035

Feminist media studies of postsocialism are well practised at explaining how ideologies of gender and nation reinforce each other amid neoliberal capitalism on Europe’s semi-periphery. They extend this, by critiquing media marginalization of Roma, in... Read More about What female pop-folk celebrity in south-east Europe tells postsocialist feminist media studies about global formations of race.

Interviewing for research on languages and war (2019)
Book Chapter
Baker, C. (2019). Interviewing for research on languages and war. In M. Kelly, H. Footitt, & M. Salama-Carr (Eds.), The Palgrave Handbook of Languages and Conflict (157-179). Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-04825-9_8

Many participants in conflict have experienced it through mediations of meaning between languages, and whole categories of participants have even often gone unnoticed in the study of war because of the historic ‘invisibility’ of languages and transla... Read More about Interviewing for research on languages and war.

Textual representation, class exploitation and the postcolonial: is the proletariat always in twilight? (2019)
Journal Article
Baker, C. (2019). Textual representation, class exploitation and the postcolonial: is the proletariat always in twilight?. New perspectives : interdisciplinary journal of Central & East European politics and international relations, 27(1), 135-140. https://doi.org/10.1177/2336825X1902700112

Commentary on Rade Zinaic, 'Twilight of the Proletariat: Reading Critical Balkanology as Liberal Ideology' (New Perspectives: Interdisciplinary Journal of Central and East European Politics 25:1 (2017), 19-54)