Mate Subasic

Postgraduate Research Student


Mate Subasic was awarded a BA and an MA in Politics at the University of Zagreb. Throughout the studies, he was engaged in different EU funded exchange programs spending three terms abroad at the Universities of Bratislava, Skopje and Sarajevo. He is familiar with the social and political developments of East Europe, particularly South East Europe. 

He was also engaged in extensive fieldwork focusing on vulnerable groups such as minorities, war veterans and civilian war victims. In addition to that, he works as a teaching assistant for modules on European and International Politics (POLI 104, POLI 107 and POLI225).

Research Interests

Thesis Title

"Transformation of regional identity in the aftermath of the Yugoslav Wars: The case of Herzegovina."

Mate's research is focused on nationalism, identity politics and trans-border groups in South East Europe. He is particularly interested in Croats from Herzegovina and the way their identity develops in relation to their kin-state. His research has broader implication within the studies of ethnic and national identity, ethnic conflicts and minority rights.

In addition to that his research interest covers European and International relations and in particular issues surrounding state-building policies and social and political transition. 

Research Group Membership

Mate is a member of the management committee for Europe and the Word Centre and member of BISA and ASEN.

Research Funding

Mate’s research is funded by the University of Liverpool Graduate Teaching Fellowship.


Marković P., Subašić M. (2019) BiH’s Foreign Policy Toward Neighboring Countries: Patterns of Reinterpretation and Redefinition.
In: Hasić J., Karabegović D. (eds) Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Foreign Policy Since Independence. New Perspectives on South-East Europe. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham