is an Associate Professor of International Relations at the University of Ljubljana, where she teaches undergraduate and postgraduate courses on, among others, International Relations, International Protection of Minorities, International Protection of Human Rights and International Conflict Management. She is a senior research fellow at the Centre of International Relations, Faculty of Social Sciences. She holds a PhD in International Relations from the University of Cambridge. She was a GARNET Visiting Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation at the University of Warwick, Visiting Research Fellow at the European Centre for Minority Issues in Flensburg (Germany) and a DAAD Fellow at the University of Tübingen (Germany). She is a Visiting Scholar at Cambridge University (Department of Politics and International Studies) between September and December 2017.
She is Slovenia’s national director for the European Master in Human Rights and Democratisation (Venice; EMA) and she co-ordinates the master programme in International Relations (in English) at the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Social Sciences. She was elected to the European Inter-University Centre's Board (in 2014), and she was a member of the EMA Executive Committee for two terms (until Dec. 2015).
She has taught on diversity management, minority protection and democratisation in Venice (EMA), at the University of Padua (MA programme in Human Rights and Multi-Level Governance), and in Trento/Budapest/Regensburg/Ljubljana (MA joint degree programme in Comparative Local Development).
She has written and co-edited books on minority protection, integration as applicable to new minorities, human rights protection and on the mapping of the new world order (Wiley-Blackwell, 2009, with T. Volgy, Z. Šabič and A. Gerlak). She has authored articles in the Journal of International Relations and Development
, the Parliamentary Affairs
, the Mediterranean Politics
, the International Journal on Minority and Group Rights
, the European Yearbook of Minority Issues,
the Croatian International Relations Review,
the Mediterranean Quarterly
and Treatises and Documents
. She co-ordinated several EU-funded research projects at the Centre of International Relations, University of Ljubljana, and is a member of several editorial boards (Journal of Human Security, Treatises and Documents, European Yearbook of Minority Issues). She served as a co-editor of the Journal of International Relations and Development
(a SSCI-listed journal).
As an independent expert, she has co-operated with the OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities. She has been elected (in respect of Slovenia) to the Advisory Committee of the Council of Europe’s Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities as an independent expert. In November 2014, she was elected the First Vice President of the Advisory Committee (for a period of two years), and in October 2016, she was elected as President of the Advisory Committee for the period of two years (2016-2018). She was a member of the Human Rights Commission in Slovenia and she served as an independent expert in a working group on minority protection in Slovenia.
Petra Roter and Ana Bojinović Fenko: Parliamentarisation in a Post-Conflict Context: The Kosovo Assembly Support Initiative
, Parliamentary Affairs (AOP: November 11, 2014; http://pa.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/recent), Abstract: "The purpose of this article is to analyse collaboration in the process of post-conflict reconstruction in Kosovo. Based on extensive empirical research, we focus on the parliamentarisation in Kosovo in the context of a multi-stakeholder partnership (MSP). We investigate the creation, operation and effects of co-operation within an MSP called the Kosovo Assembly Support Initiative (ASI). This MSP is relevant for the study of parliamentary affairs because of its goals to help in the creation of a functioning national parliament, but also because several other national parliaments contributed to this goal within the broader post-conflict peace-building in Kosovo."
This research has been awarded the ARRS Odlični v znanosti (Excellent in Science) award for 2014.
Petra Roter and Zlatko Šabič: Sporočilnost macbridovega poročila v pogojih (ne)spreminjajoče se (ne) demokratičnosti mednarodne skupnosti (The MacBride's Report and its key messages in the context of the (non-) changing (non-)democratic international community). Javnost - The Public: Journal of the European Institute for Communication and Culture 22(Supplement 1): S102-S111, 2015 (http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/13183222.2015.1129211).
Petra Roter: Minority Children and Education in the Work of the Advisory Committee. International Journal on Minority and Group Rights 22 (2): 202–231, 2015 (http://booksandjournals.brillonline.com/content/journals/10.1163/15718115-02202004).
Petra Roter: International-local Linkages in Multi-stakeholder Partnerships Involved in Reconciliation, Inter-communal Bridge-building and Confidence-building. Croatian International Relations Review 21(72): 139–166, 2015 (http://hrcak.srce.hr/index.php?show=clanak&id_clanak_jezik=199124).
Petra Roter: Minority Rights in the Context of the EU Enlargement: a Decade Later, Razprave in gradivo/Treatises and Documents 73, 2014.
Miran Komac and Petra Roter: The autonomy arrangement in Slovenia: an established institutional framework dependent on implementation of minority protection, in Managing Diversity through Non-Territorial Autonomy: Assessing Advantages, Deficiencies and Risks, edited by Tove H. Malloy, Alexander Osipov, and Balázs Vizi, Oxford University Press, 2015.