Dr Jessie Barton Hronešová

ESRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Jessie is an ESRC postdoctoral research fellow at ODID. Her current ESRC research project deals with the politics of victimhood and compensation in post-war Bosnia and Herzegovina.

In her research she has mostly focused on security, ethno-nationalism, post-war reparations, as well as community-building and transitional justice in the former Yugoslavia.

She has authored several studies on identity politics (including Post-War Ethno-National Identities of Young People in Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2012) and retributive transitional justice in several academic journals (most recent for the Journal of Peacebuilding & Development).

Prior to her doctoral studies, Jessie worked at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network in Sarajevo and Belgrade. She has also worked as an advisor for several consultancies and is a member of the Stabilization Unit of the UK government.

She has also collaborated with a range of research institutions, including the Czech Academy of Sciences, the London School of Economics and Goldsmiths University where she is currently teaching a course on memory and justice. Jessie holds a DPhil from the University of Oxford in politics (St Antony’s College, 2017).

In the media
Politics of victimhood: compensation for war victims in post-war Bosnia and Herzegovina

Memory and Justice (Goldsmiths University, 2019)

Research Students supervised

Books and monographs

Hronešová, Jessie (2020) 'The Struggle for Redress: Victim Capital in Bosnia and Herzegovina', Palgrave Macmillan
Hronešová, Jessie (2012) 'Everyday Ethno-National Identities of Young People in Bosnia and Herzegovina', Peter Lang Publishing
Hronešová, Jessie (with Petra Guasti and Zdenka Mansfeldová) (eds) (2011) 'The Nexus between Democracy, Collective Identity, and the EU Enlargement', Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic

Journal articles and special issues

Hronešová, Jessie (2020) ''Ethnopopulist Denial and Crime Relativisation in Bosnian Republika Srpska'', East European Politics
Hronešová, Jessie (2018) 'Bones and Recognition: Compensating Families of Missing Persons in Post-War Bosnia and Herzegovina', Journal of Peacebuilding & Development 13 (2) 47–60
Hronešová, Jessie (2016) 'Might Makes Right: War-Related Payments Bosnia and Herzegovina', Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding 10 (3) 339-60


Hronešová, Jessie (2020) '‘Victims in Peacebuilding’'. In Oliver Richmond, Gezim Visoka (eds) The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Peace and Conflict Studies 168-181
Hronešová, Jessie (2019) '‘Online radicalisation: ethics of research and evidence’'. In Farangiz Atamuradova, Stuart Macdonald, Richard Burchill, Hedayah (eds) Lessons from P/CVE Research Innovative Methods, Challenges, and Good Practices 135-150
Hronešová, Jessie (2018) 'Explaining compensation in post-war Bosnia: the case of victims of torture and rape'. In Roddy Brett and Vincent Druilolle (ed) The Politics of Victimhood: Analytical and Comparative Perspectives , Palgrave
Hronešová, Jessie (2015) 'Subtle Europeanizers: Czech and Slovak Support for the European Integration of the Western Balkans'. In Benedetta Berti, Kristina Mikulova, Nicu Popescu (eds) Democratization in EU Foreign Policy. New Member States as Drivers of Democracy Promotion , Routledge
Hronešová, Jessie (with Zdenka Mansfeldová) (2012) 'Participative Journalism in the Czech Republic and the European Elections in 2009'. In Zdenka Mansfeldová and Petra Guasti (ed) Euroscepticism and Perceptions of European Integration Process in the Czech Republic , Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic

Other publications

Hronešová, Jessie (2016) 'Book Review: Post-Communist transitional justice. Lessons from twenty five years of experience', Nationalities Papers: The Journal of Nationalism and Ethnicity
Hronešová, Jessie (2015) 'Kde se Gellner mýlil? Modernizační teorie nacionalismu Ernesta Gellnera aplikovaná na Řecko v 19. století. In Czech. [Was Gellner Wrong? The modernization theory of Ernest Gellner applied to Greece in the 19th century]', Neograeca Bohemica 14 67-88
Hronešová, Jessie (2015) 'Book Review: Unbribable Bosnia and Herzegovina: the struggle for the commons', Southeast European and Black Sea Studies
Hronešová, Jessie (with Daniela Gawrecká, Pavla Vamberová, Petra Guasti, Zdenka Mansfeldová) (2014) 'Comparative Analysis. Contribution to the SECONOMICS project and Prague Graduate School in Comparative Qualitative Analysis 2013', Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
30 November, 2020
New book by Jessie Barton-Hronešová explores redress for victims of Bosnian war
27 Jan, 2020
'Richard Caplan’s “Measuring peace: Principles, practices and politics”'. Jessie Barton Hronešová reviews the book for the Oxford University Politics Blog
22 Jan, 2020
'No country for the needy: Bosnia fails to house its displaced'. Jessie Barton-Hronesova comments for Balkan Insight
10 Dec, 2019
'Balkan authoritarian leaders benefit from problems in the EU'. Jessie Barton Hronešová interviewed by Radio Free Europe
Research interests:

Balkans, foreign aid, justice, memory, compensation, war victims, former Yugoslavia, conflict, peacebuilding, statebuilding, democratisation