Rory Archer (Ireland 2018, 2019) is a social historian who works on the 20th century Balkans. He is interested in labour, gender, (post)socialism and the ways in which macro level events and processes are experienced, understood and negotiated in micro, everyday contexts. He received his PhD in History from the University of Graz in 2015 and from 2016 to 2018 he worked as a Mellon postdoctoral fellow at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London. Since 2014 he has participated in a research project “Between class and nation: Working class communities in 1980s Serbia and Montenegro” financed by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF). He continues to explore the role of politicised labour and working-class subjectivities in the crises of late Yugoslav socialism and the demise of the state. His research at iASK examines Albanian labour migration to Croatia and Slovenia.
Topics: To the (North) West! Intra-Yugoslav Albanian migration during socialism (1953-1989); Working Class Communities in Late Socialist Yugoslavia: Politics; Protest and Identity from Tito to Milosevic.