Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Berliner Institut für empirische Integrations- und Migrationsforschung (BIM)

Dr. Barbara Beznec


Barbara Beznec SW 


  • Associated Member




Barbara Beznec earned her degree in International Relations from Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Ljubljana, where she later obtained her PhD in Political Science. She has conducted research on migration-related issues for various universities and institutes across Europe and is currently a research associate at the Scientific Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts.
During the 2000s, her research primarily focused on systemic discrimination and self-organization of Bosnian refugees and migrants in Slovenia. In the following years, she focused on theoretical and analytical reflections on European citizenship, as well as on the concepts of post-national citizenship and citizenship as practice. Since 2015, she has been paying particular attention to the Western Balkans and the Balkan Route within the context of the European Border Regime, as well as to various migration policies and solidarity practices throughout the region.




  • Post-national citizenship
  • Migration policies and practices
  • Social movements
  • Autonomy of migration
  • Balkan Route




  • Data Matters: Sociotechnical Challenges Of European Migration and Border Control (European Cooperation in Science and Technology COST Action)
  • Member of the Management Committee, Member of the Laboratory Working Group




  1. Beznec Barbara. Migracije in lateralni prostori državljanstva. In: BEZNEC, Barbara (ed.). Horizont bojev : na lateralah, mejah in marginah. Ljubljana: Študentska založba, 2009. Str. 13-28. Časopis za kritiko znanosti, domišljijo in novo antropologijo, Year. 37, Vol. 238.
  2. Beznec Barbara, Kurnik Andrej. Resident alien : the Rog experience on the margin. In: KIRN, Gal (ed.), KRALJ, Gašper (ed.), PIŠKUR, Bojana (ed). New public spaces : dissensual political and artistic practices in the post-Yugoslav context. Maastricht: Jan van Eyck Academie: Moderna galerija, 2009. Pg. 33-45.
  3. Beznec Barbara. From ethnic exclusivism to Creolisation : the movements of migration on post-Yugoslav territory. In: SBRICCOLI, Tommaso (ed.), JACOVIELLO, Stefano (ed.). Shifting Borders : European Perspectives on Creolisation. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012. Pg. 57-80.
  4. Beznec Barbara. Constituting European Citizenship : Citizenship as social practice. Dissertation. Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana, 2016. 226 pg.
  5. Beznec Barbara, Speer Marc, Stojić Mitrović Marta. Governing the Balkan route : Macedonia, Serbia and the European border regime. Beograd: Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung Southeast Europe, 2016. 112 pg. Research paper series of Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung Southeast Europe, no. 5.
  6. Beznec Barbara. Kratka zgodovina migrantskih gibanj v Rogu, 2006-2011. Časopis za kritiko znanosti. 2017, year. 45, vol. 270, pg. 60-73.
  7. Beznec Barbara, Kurnik Andrej. Old Routes, New Perspectives: A Postcolonial Reading of the Balkan Route. Movements: Journal for Critical Migration and Border Studies (5)2: The European Border Regime in the Balkans. 2020.
  8. Beznec Barbara, Stojić Mitrović Marta, Ahmetašević Nidžara, Kurnik Andrej. The dark sides of Europeanisation : Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and the European border regime. Belgrade: Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung Southeast Europe; Ljubljana: Inštitut Časopis za kritiko znanosti, 2020. 135 pg., Research paper series of Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung Southeast Europe, no. 8.



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