Ms Una Hajdari

Email: una.hajdari@gmail.com

Positions:

Freelance Reporter

Correspondent for Reporters Without Borders

Focused on the radical right, nationalist ideologies and post-socialist identity in the Balkans and wider.

Specialist research areas: The spread of radical right ideas in post Cold War Europe, with a focus on the Balkans and the Yugoslav disintegration wars. Covered the interplay of nationalist ideas and interethnic tensions in the Balkans for the past decade. Researched the influence of nationalist and radical right ideologies on the formation of post-socialist identities in central and eastern Europe, including questions of statehood, minority rights, women’s rights and general social values, in part as a fellow at the Center for International Studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Held numerous research and reporting fellowships, including at the Berlin Journalism School, the Robert Bosch Foundation, the International Women’s Media Foundation, the N-ost network for reporting on eastern Europe, the GroundTruth Project, and others. Published reported, feature and opinion pieces in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The New Republic, Foreign Policy, The Nation, and others.

Available for consultation on: The radical right in the Western Balkans, the role of Yugoslav or third-way socialism in forming supranational identities, the post-conflict involvement of international bodies in the Balkans, and cross-border radical right movements in central and eastern Europe.