Professor James Pettifer

Historian & Author
Professor James Pettifer

Professor James Pettifer was born in Hereford, UK in 1949 and educated at Kings School Worcester, Hertford College Oxford and the Free University of West Berlin. He is a member of the Oxford University History Faculty & St Cross College, and an associate of the Historisches Seminar Osteuropaische Geschichte in Zurich University, Switzerland.

He is a well-known author of extensive works on the nineteenth and twentieth century Balkans, as well as Greece and Turkey. His publications include Albania – from Anarchy to a Balkan Identity (1997), The New Macedonian Question (1999), The Turkish Labyrinth (1996), Kosova Express (2004) and The Albanian Question (2006, with Miranda Vickers).

His recent book The Kosova Liberation Army: Underground War to Balkan Insurgency, 1948-2001, was published in 2012.

He was a writer for The London Times and a regular broadcaster during the post-communist and wartime period in the Balkans from 1989 to 2001. He has been a senior member of St Cross College, Oxford. In 2007 he was Stanley J. Seeger Research Fellow at Princeton University, New Jersey, USA.

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