Dr Catherine Baker

Dr Catherine Baker

Senior Lecturer in 20th Century History

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Arts Cultures and Education
  • Department of History

Summary

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.

Undergraduate

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.

Recent outputs

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Book Chapter

The call is coming from inside the house: researching race after Yugoslavia in 'post-post-racial' times

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

Music, media and culture one generation after Yugoslavia: do we still need "nostalgia"?

Baker, C. (2020). Music, media and culture one generation after Yugoslavia: do we still need “nostalgia”?. In O. Anastasakis, A. Bennett, D. Madden, & A. Merdzanovic (Eds.), The Legacy of Yugoslavia: Politics, Economics and Society in the Modern Balkans (59-78). London: Bloomsbury Publishing

Journal Article

Peace on the Small Screen: UNPROFOR's Television Unit in 1994–5 and the 'Media War' in Former Yugoslavia

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

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

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

Postgraduate supervision

Dr Baker welcomes applications for postgraduate supervision (MA, MRes, PhD) in in any of her specialist research areas.

Completed PhDs

Shaun Allan, An Historical Consideration of Past Territorial Army Training and Operations in Relation to the Proposed Re-Organisation Regarding Future Reserves 2020