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 2020-1:
A History of Freedom (Year 1)
The Third Reich, 1933-45 (Year 3)
She also contributes to postgraduate research training.
Bridging postcoloniality, postsocialism, and "race" in the age of Brexit: An interview with Catherine Baker
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)
Extremism and Violent Extremism in Serbia. 21st-Century Manifestations of an Historical Challenge: Valery Perry (ed.), Stuttgart: Ibidem Verlag, 2019, 374pp., €34.90 p/b.
Baker, C. (2021). Extremism and Violent Extremism in Serbia. 21st-Century Manifestations of an Historical Challenge: Valery Perry (ed.), Stuttgart: Ibidem Verlag, 2019, 374pp., €34.90 p/b. Europe-Asia Studies, 73(2), 425-427. https://doi.org/10.1080/09668136.2021.1880776