Borut Klabjan is a Senior research Fellow at the Science and Research Centre in Koper, Slovenia, a Marie Sklodowska Curie Fellow at the European University Institute and teaches as Associate Professor at the Department of History of the University of Ljubljana. He graduated from the University of Trieste and received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Ljubljana. He enhanced his studies at universities in Bratislava, Venice, Prague and Berlin. In 2011 he was Humboldt Fellow at the Institute for Southeastern Europe of the Humboldt University in Berlin and in 2014 at the Institute for South-East Europe in Regensburg.
His research interests include political, diplomatic and cultural history, memory, border and minorities issues in nineteenth and twentieth century Europe with a special emphasis on the Adriatic space. He is the author of two monographs, editor and co-author of five multilingual volumes, and the author of numerous articles such as:
- “Our victims define our borders”: Commemorating Yugoslav partisans in the Italo-Yugoslav borderland. East European Politics and Societies, vol. 31, no. 2, 290-310.
- “Erecting Fascism: Nation, Identity, and Space in Trieste in the first half of the twentieth century”. Nationalities papers, 2017, online first, 1-18.
- “Puzzling (out) citizenship and nationality: Czechs in Trieste before and after the First World War”. In: Rutar,Sabine (ed.). Beyond the Balkans: towards an inclusive history of Southeastern Europe, (Studies on South East Europe, vol. 10). Zürich; Münster: Lit Verlag. 2014, 265-278.
- “Grenzverschiebungen und Erinnerungskultur: der Fall der slowenischen Minderheit in Italien nach dem Ersten Weltkrieg”. In: OSTERMANN, Patrick (ed.). Der Grenzraum als Erinnerungsort: über den Wandel zu einer postnationalen Erinnerungskultur in Europa, (Histoire, Bd. 34). Bielefeld: transcript. cop. 2012, 121-134.
He is the editor of the book Borderlands of Memory. Adriatic and Central European Perspectives, which will be published with Peter Lang in 2018 in the series Cultural Memories.