Robert Austin

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  • B.A., Carleton University
  • M.A., University of Toronto
  • Ph.D., University of Toronto

Robert Austin

Associate Director, Centre for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies


Robert Clegg Austin is a specialist on East Central and Southeastern Europe in historic and contemporary perspective. In the past, Austin was a Tirana-based correspondent for 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. Austin has written articles for The Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star, Southeast European Times, Orbis, East European Politics and Societies and East European Quarterly along with three monographs and numerous book chapters.. His most recent book, “A History of Central Europe: Nations and States since 1848””, was published with Palgrave in November 2021. . At CERES, he coordinates the Undergraduate European Affairs Program, the Graduate Program in European and Russian Affairs, the Hellenic Studies Program and the Hungarian Studies Program.

Research Interests

  • 19th and 20th Century Southeastern Europe with Emphasis on Albania and Kosovo

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