Dr. Slobodan G. Markovich is a historian and political anthropologist from Belgrade. He holds a BA in History from the University of Belgrade, an MPhil in Historical Studies from the University of Cambridge and a PhD in Political Science from the University of Belgrade. He was a Visiting Faculty Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Global Governance of the London School of Economics in 2005 and 2007, and a Visiting Fellow at the Hellenic Observatory and LSEE of the London School of Economics in 2010. He has been Associate Professor in Political Anthropology at the Faculty of Political Science of the University of Belgrade. He has also been a Senior Research Fellow at the Belgrade Institute for European Studies. Since its foundation (1998) he has been a Secretary-General of the Anglo-Serbian Society and executive director of the South-East European Summer School for Democracy (jointly organized with LSEE and the Hellenic Laboratory of the London School of Economics). He is deputy-editor of the South-Slav Journal published in London since 1978. He is external associate of the Balkan Institute of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts. Since its inception in 2009 he has been a president of the “Serbian State Committee for Secret Graves after September 12, 1944”. He has been a board member of the Telenor Foundation – Belgrade since 2009. Since 2010 he has been Board President of the Serbian Broadcasting Corporation.
His main monographs include: C. Antic and S. G. Markovich, 170 Years of British-Serbian (Yugoslav) Relations (Belgrade: British Embassy, 2007); S. G. Markovich, Cedomilj Mijatovic. Viktorijanac medju Srbima [S. G. Markovich, Chedomille Miyatovich: A Victorian among Serbs], (Belgrade, 2006); S. G. Markovich, E. B. Weaver and V. Pavlovic (eds.), Problems of Identites in the Balkans (Belgrade, 2006); Idem (eds.), Chalenges to New Democracies in the Balkans (Belgrade, 2004); S. G. Markovich (ed.), Europe and the Western Balkans after the Big Enlargement (Belgrade, 2005); S. G. Markovich, British Perceptions of Serbia and the Balkans 1903-1906 (Paris, 2000). He deals with Anglo-American perceptions of the Balkans in 19th and 20th centuries, Balkan Studies, Communist Crimes in the Balkans, and history of Western European Pessimism.
He is married with Galjina Ognjanov, associate professor at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Belgrade. They have a son Stefan.