Hrvoje Paić is an Assistant Professor at the Centre for Southeast European Studies at the University of Graz. He graduated in Economics at the University of Zagreb and completed post-graduate studies in Political Science at the same University. He also studied Journalism in Zagreb. In 2009 he obtained his doctorate in Political Science from the University of Vienna. Before coming to the University of Graz in 2012, he worked for the University of Vienna and the Austrian Institute for International Affairs. His research interests and academic teaching focus on current political and societal relations in SEE as well as theoretical and methodological questions in political science.