Project researchers

Goran Musić Principal Investgator

Goran Musić

Goran Musić is a social historian of labor in East-Central and Southeast Europe, approaching the field from a broader disciplinary background in Global History, Nationalism Studies and Political Economy. After earning a PhD degree in History and Civilization from the European University Institute, he held positions at the University of Graz, Central European University and the University of Vienna, where he researched, published and taught on theoretical and methodological aspects of Global Labor History, 20th Century Revolutions, Social Transformations in (Post)Socialism, Workplace Democracy, Global Value Chains and East-South exchanges during the Cold War. He is the author of Making and Breaking the Yugoslav Working Class: A Story of Two Self-Managed Factories (CEU Press).

Rory Archer

Rory Archer is a social historian of 20th century Southeast Europe whose research is focused on the social history of Yugoslavia. Parallel to working on this team, he leads a project on the history of intra-Yugoslav Albanian migration during late-socialism at the University of Graz. Before coming to Vienna he worked at the UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies and the History Department at Konstanz University.

Anna Calori

I am an early career global historian of 20th century Eastern Europe. My research has focused on transition studies, labour and business history, development and global studies, and the history of Non-Alignment.

Harisch Immanuel

Immanuel R. Harisch is a historian with a special interest in labor, education, and economic relations. His dissertation focused on educational institutions, networks and mobilities of African trade unions and/within the international labor movement during the Cold War. He is currently the managing editor of the open access journal Stichproben – Vienna Journal of African Studies. In addition to an edited volume he co-authored on GDR-Africa relations during the Cold War, he has published journal articles on organized labor in Africa and the international trade union movement, socialisms in Africa, and knowledge production in African universities. As part of yuworkzambia, he is curious to unearth aspects of Yugoslav-Zambian relations and to deepen his knowledge of the history and languages of southern Africa.

External Collaborator

Catherine Baker

Dr Catherine Baker is Reader in 20th Century History at the University of Hull. Her research seeks to put the former Yugoslav space in a transnational and global context by considering how the global politics of race and coloniality have inflected identity-making projects in the region, how narratives of national, local and transnational identity are articulated through popular culture, and how the region’s people and places have been contingently embedded in the material processes of coloniality. Her most recent book is Race and the Yugoslav Region: Post-Conflict, Postsocialist, Postcolonial? (2018), and she is currently editing The Routledge Handbook of Popular Music and Politics of the Balkans.