Dr. D. (Dubravka) Zarkov

International Institute of Social Studies (ISS)
Erasmus University Rotterdam

Dubravka Žarkov is Associate Professor in Gender, Conflict and Development at the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) of Erasmus University Rotterdam.

She teaches on feminist epistemology, conflict theories, and media and war. Her main fields of interest are gender, sexuality and ethnicity/national identity in the context of war and violence, with focus on sexual violence and its media representations

Field of expertise:

  • Gender - femininities and masculinities; the female/male body; intersections with sexuality, ethnicity, religion, race;
  • Violent conflict/war/militarism - conflict analysis; globalization, development and violent conflict; gender based sexual violence; peace-keeping, peace-building; conflict transformations; nationalism; communalism; militarism;
  • Media and the politics of representation - visual and textual representations of war, violence, soldiering; press, press photography, cinema;
  • Methodology - intersectional analysis; discourse analysis;

Teaching at ISS:

  • Feminist Theories;
  • Conflict Theories;
  • Media and War.

Research Grants:

  • NIAS Fellowship 2011/2012;
  • Gender Excellence 2010, University of Linkoping, Sweden
  • Ford Foundation 2008, Five College Women's Studies Research Centre, Mount Holyoke College, USA

Video Material:

Cross-Regional Feminist Dialogues on Gender and Conflict: Middle East and South Asia; www.iss.nl/education/ma_programme/human_rights_gender_and_conflict_studies_social_justice_perspectives_sjp/feminist_dialogues/

  • H.M. Hintjens & D. Zarkov (2015). Conflict, Peace, Security and Development: Theories and Methodologies. London and New York: Routledge
  • D. Zarkov & M. Glasius (2014). Narratives of Justice in and out of the Courtroom. Former Yugoslavia and Beyond (Springer series in transitional justice, 8). New York USA: Springer
  • D. Zarkov (2008). Gender, Conflict, Development: Challenges of Practice. New Delhi: Zubaan
  • D. Zarkov (2007). The Body of War: Media, Ethnicity and Gender in the Break-up of Yugoslavia. Durham and London: Duke University Press
  • D. Zarkov (2005). Working Through the War: Trajectories of Non-Governmental and Governmental Organizations Engaged in Psycho-social Assistance to Victims of War and Family Violence in the ex-Yugoslav States. Utrecht: Pharos
  • D. Zarkov & C. Cockburn (2002). Postwar Moment: Militaries, Masculinities and International Peacekeeping. London: Lawrence and Wishart
  • D. Zarkov (2018). From Women and War to Gender and Conflict? Feminist Trajectories. In Fionnuala Ní Aoláin, Naomi Cahn, Dina Francesca Haynes, Nahla Valji (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Gender and Conflict; http://www.oxfordhandbooks.com/view/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199300983.001.0001/oxfordhb-9780199300983-e-3. Oxford: Oxford University Press
  • D. Zarkov & H.M. Hintjens (2015). Introduction: Conflict, Peace, Security and Development: Theories and Methodologies. In H. Hintjens & D. Zarkov (Eds.), Conflict, Peace, Security and Development: Theories and Methodologies (pp. 3-21). Abingdon (UK) and New York: Routledge
  • D. Zarkov (2015). Identity politics of wars: theorizing, policy and intervention. In H. Hintjens & D. Zarkov (Eds.), Conflict, Peace, Security and Development. Theories and Methodologies (pp. 117-132). Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY :: Routledge
  • D. Zarkov (2015). The “ New Wars”. A Gendered Myth. In Dudink, S & Plate, L. (Ed.), Mythen van Gender. Essays voor Willy Jansen (pp. 275-280). Nijmegen: Vantilt
  • D. Zarkov (2014). Cinematic Representations of the Bosnian war: De Enclave and the Ontologies of Un-Recognizability. In D. Abazović & M. Velikonja (Eds.), Post-Yugoslavia. New Cultural and Political Perspectives (pp. 162-197). Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan
  • D. Zarkov (2014). ‘The Body of the Other Man’. In R. Jamieson (Ed.), The Criminology of War (The International Library of Criminology, Criminal Justice & Penology, 2nd series) (pp. 327-344). Farnham, Surrey, England: Ashgate Publishing Limited
  • D. Zarkov (2014). Ontologies of International Humanitarian and Criminal Law: “Locals” and “Internationals”. In D. Zarkov & M. Glasius (Eds.), Narratives of Justice in and out of the Courtroom. Former Yugoslavia and Beyond (Springer series in transitional justice, 8) (pp. 3-21). New York, USA: Springer
  • D. Zarkov (2011). Exposures and Invisibilities: Media, Masculinities and the Narratives of War in an Intersectional Perspective. In H. Lutz, M.T. Herrera Vivar & L. Supik (Eds.), Framing Intersectionality - Debates on a multi-faceted Concept in Gender Studies (pp. 105-120). Aldershot: Ashgate
  • D. Zarkov, . R. Drezgic & T. Djuric-Kuzmanovic (2008). Gendered War, Gendered Peace: Violent Conflicts in the Balkans and Their Consequences. In Gendered Peace. Women's Search for Post-war Justice and Reconciliation (pp. 265-291). London: Routledge Books
  • D. Zarkov (2007). Introduction. In D. Zarkov (Ed.), Gender, Conflict, Development: Challenges of Practice (pp. 1-19). New Delhi: Zubaan
  • D. Zarkov (2006). Towards a New Theorizing of Women, Gender and War. In M. Evans, K. Davis & J. Lorber (Eds.), Handbook of Gender and Women's Studies (pp. 214-233). London: Sage
  • D. Zarkov (2002). "Srebrenica Trauma": Masculinity, Military and National Self-image in Dutch Daily Newspapers. In D. Zarkov & C. Cockburn (Eds.), Postwar Moment: Militaries, Masculinities and the International Peacekeeping (pp. 183-203). London: Lawrence and Wishart
  • D. Zarkov & C. Cockburn (2002). Introduction. In D. Zarkov & C. Cockburn (Eds.), Postwar Moment: Militaries, Masculinities and the International Peacekeeping (pp. 9-22). London: Lawrence and Wishart
  • D. Zarkov (2001). The Body of the Other Man: Sexual Violence and the Construction of Masculinity, Sexuality and Ethnicity in Croatian Media. In C.O.N. Moser & F. Clark (Eds.), Victims, Perpetrators or Actors? Gender, Armed Conflict and Political Violence (pp. 69-82). London: Zed Books
  • D. Zarkov (2000). Feminist Selves/Ethnic Selves: Theory and Politics of Women’s Activism. In Slapsak, S. (Ed.), Women’s Discourses/War Discourses (pp. 167-193). Ljubljana: ISH
  • D. Zarkov & T. Djuric-Kuzmanovic (1997). Ekonomija, rod i promene u “Drugom Svetu" (Economy and Gender in the Changing “Second World”). In Djuric-Kuzmanovic, T. (Ed.), Dirigovani Nerazvoj: (Post)Socialisticko Iskustvo i Feministicke Alternative (Directed Non-Development: (Post)Socialist experience and Feminist Alternatives) (pp. 131-146). Novi Sad: Expo Press
  • D. Zarkov (1997). Sex as usual: Body Politics and the Media War in Serbia. In Davis, Kathy (Ed.), Embodied Practices (pp. 110-127). London: Sage
  • D. Zarkov (1995). Gender, Orientalism and the “History of Ethnic Hatred” in the Former Yugoslavia. In Lutz, H., Phoenix, A & Yuval-Davis, N (Eds.), Crossfires. Nationalism, Racism and Gender in Europe (pp. 105-121). London: Pluto Press
  • D. Zarkov. From 'media-war' to ethnic war: the female body and the production of ethnicity in former Yugoslavia (1986-1994) (cum laude). Nijmegen (Nijmegen: University of Nijmegen) Prom./coprom.: W Jansen.
  • D. Zarkov & K. Davis (Eds.). (2017) European Journal of Women's Studies (online), 24(4).
  • D. Zarkov (Ed.). (2016) European Journal of Women's Studies (print), 23(2).
  • D. Zarkov (2013). Sexual Violence Against Men. Constellations and Dynamics of Sexual Violence, in Armed Conflict: Hamburg.
  • D. Zarkov (2013). Theorizing war and violence: Complicated Embodiments. Transnational Bodies: Amsterdam.
  • D. Zarkov (2013). Cinematic Histories: De Enclave and Dutch memories of Srebrenica. Perspectives in (post) conflict academia and society: Opening spaces for critically assessing and rethinking history and memory: Sarajevo.

Editorial positions

  • Co-Editor


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