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Anita McKinna

Anita McKinna is an Australian academic researcher based in Cambridge. She contributes for on political and diplomatic affairs in Kosovo, where she has spent considerable time researching in recent years. Her broad areas of interest include multi-ethnic issues, transitional justice and the international presence in post-conflict societies.

Anita more specifically focuses on the role of local and international political actors in post-war Kosovo, including UNMIK, EULEX and KFOR, and their interaction with local political leaders and society in general.

Anita has been researching issues related to Kosovo and the Balkans since the late 1990s, and in that time has written articles in a number of academic publications including Cambridge University’s European Review, the South Slav Journal and East European Politics and Societies, as well as country report for SBS World Guide in Australia. In addition, she has presented her work on the Balkans at international conferences held by the LSE Research on Southeastern Europe in London, the University of Quebec in Montreal, and Cambridge University’s Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities.

Along with her native English, Anita has intermediate knowledge of Albanian, Serbo-Croatian, Russian and French. She holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of Melbourne (2010), an M.Phil in Historical Studies from the University of Cambridge (2004); and a BA Hons in History from the University of Melbourne (2001).

Status: Anita McKinna is currently not available for speaking engagements and event participation.

All Previous Articles, Interviews and Briefings by Anita McKinna

Notes on the 15th Anniversary of UN Security Council Resolution 1244 (June 10, 2014)

Despite Trouble in Northern Municipalities, Kosovo Elections Mark Historic Step Forward (November 9, 2013)

Case Study Klinë/Klina: An Unexpected Increase in Crimes against Minorities in Kosovo’s South (March 9, 2013)

Book Review: The Kosova Liberation Army: Underground War to Balkan Insurgency, 1948-2001 (November 29, 2012)

Who’s Who Among Northern Kosovo’s Political Actors (September 18, 2012)

The Vetëvendosje Movement in Kosovo: an Increasing Focus on Nationalism (February 22, 2012)

In Kosovo, the Issue of Refugee Returns still a Victim of Politicization (December 9, 2011)

The War Crimes Case against Fatmir Limaj and Lingering Problems for Kosovo’s Transitional Justice (October 13, 2011)

EULEX’s Perceived Timidity, Lack of Results Damaging Image Among Kosovars (May 2, 2011)

Pacolli’s Presidency and Prospects for Kosovo’s Public Standing Abroad (March 15, 2011)

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