Julio Otero Santamaría, University of Cordoba, Spain
What are you researching at the moment?
I’am researching about the evolution of the official discourse in socialist Yugoslavia.
What is your go-to website for news and analysis?
Yu Historija is one of the most visited: https://www.yuhistorija.com/
Do you have a writing routine?
It depends on the period, but here in Belgrade I am writting from 20:00 until midnight. That wasn’t my routine in Spain becuase I wasnt used to write at night.
What was the worst advice you have been given?
I’m very prudent with my advices.
Have you ever been inspired by a student? If so, how?
My colleague Agustín Sánchez-Cotta inspired me a lot. Because of him I learned how to learn a methodologic tool to analyze discourses. It is essencial to read the philosophic basis of a method.
Name one thing that you would do if you were not a professor?
I would avoid strict schedules and bureaucracy.
Describe Balkan in three words
History, culture and hospitality
Would you share with us something you would never put in your CV?
I like to go to a bullfight once a year.