Catherine Baker is a specialist in post-Cold War history, international relations and cultural studies, including the post-Yugoslav region in a transnational and global context.
Her research projects are connected by an overarching interest in the politics of representing, narrating and knowing about the past.
Catherine's current projects include relationships between war / the military and popular culture; the cultural politics of international events (including the Eurovision Song Contest); LGBTQ politics and identities since the late Cold War, including queer representation in media; and 'race' in the Yugoslav region.
She has also researched interpreters / translators in peacekeeping.
Catherine is leading the following modules in 2019-20:
Crisis and Conflict after the Cold War: Interpreting the Yugoslav Wars of the 1990s (Year 3)
Practising Modern History (MA/MRes)
She is also part of the team teaching The Past: Reconstruction and Reality (Year 1) and contributes to postgraduate research training.
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.
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