- MESc, Carleton University
- M.A., University of Toronto
- Ph.D., University of Toronto
Project Coordinator, Centre for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies
Austin is a specialist on 19th and 20th Century Southeastern Europe with emphasis on Albania and Kosovo. He was a Tirana-based correspondent and analyst of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty; a Slovak-based correspondent with The Economist Group of Publications; and a news writer with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in Toronto. He has published widely in scholarly journals and leading newspapers. He joined the University of Toronto in 1997 and is Associate Professor and Undergraduate Coordinator at the Centre for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies at the Munk School of Global Affairs. In addition, Austin coordinate the Hellenic Studies Program and the Hungarian Studies Program.
- 19th and 20th Century Southeastern Europe with Emphasis on Albania and Kosovo