Petar Bojanic


Curriculum Vitae


Executive Director 

Principal Research Fellow and Director at the Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory (Belgrade). He received his PhD from the EHESS (France) and University of Paris X in 2003. Bojanić taught at the University of Cornell (USA), University of Aberdeen (Scotland), University of Torino and the University of Belgrade. The author of numerous books on political philosophy. The last book Violence et messianisme (2015) was published by Vrin in Paris and Mimesis International in Milan.

Filed of interest: Political philosophy, Philosophy of Law, Jewish Political Tradition

Vladan Djokic



Dean of the Faculty of Architecture, and Professor in the field of Urban Design and Urban Morphology at the University of Belgrade.

Actively engaged in urban design and urban planning in Serbia, he received several national and international awards for his work. Editor of the SAJ (Serbian Architecture Journal) and the author and editor of a variety of books and articles from the domain of urbanism, architecture and philosophy.

Filed of interest: Urban Design; Urban Morphology

Sanja Bojanic



Following the completion of philosophy studies in Belgrade, she continues PhD studies at the University of Paris 8 engaging in comparative literature, gender studies and gender differences, as well theories of media and new technologies. Translator from the French and English, the author of articles on the work of Hélène Cixous published in Serbian and French, as well as articles about homosexuality and queer issues.

She has taught at the University of Paris 8 and University of Aberdeen (Scotland) and currently teaches at the University of Rijeka (Croatia).

Filed of interest: Philosophy of Culture; Gender and Queer Theory; Philosophy of Sexuality

jelena ceriman



Jelena Ceriman obtained her Master degree in 2006 at the department of Sociology in the University of Belgrade. She is currently working on her thesis “Gender socialization of boys in families of contemporary Serbia – research the values and upbringing practices of fathers and mothers” at the same university. She is engaged in different projects dealing with adults, youth and children education and social inclusion. Also, she is active in several civil society organizations engaged with public policies development.

Field of interest: Gender studies; Youth; Family; Education

Vedran Dzihic



Vedran Džihić is currently Senior Researcher at oiip – Austrian Institute for International Affairs, Co-Director of Center for Advanced Studies, South East Europe and Senior Lecturer at the Institute for Political Sciences, University of Vienna. He has been Austrian Marshall Plan Fellow and is currently non-resident Fellow at the Center for Transatlantic Relations, School of Advanced International Studies, John Hopkins University, Washington D.C. Dzihic teaches MA courses at the MA Human Rights and the MA Balkan-Studies at the University in Vienna. Dzihic is member of BIEPAG (Balkans in Europe Policy Advisory Group) and advisory board member of European Forum Alpbach. He is an author of 4 monographs, numerous book chapters, scholarly, policy papers and op-eds on various topics. He is regularly contributing to Austrian, Western Balkans’ and international media.

Field of interest: democracy and transition processes, European integration, civil society and protest movements, foreign policy, conflict research, nationalism

Gazela Pudar Drasko



Research Associate at the Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory, University of Belgrade. She received her PhD at the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade, working on the themes of nationalism and intellectual engagement. Gazela Pudar Draško is actively involved into the policy research and activities of the civil society sector in Serbia, but also in the SEE region. She was engaged as consultant/researcher in numerous projects with international organizations and national think tanks.

Field of interest: political sociology, social engagement, youth studies, gender.


 Social, qualitative and quantitative research methods are her main interests. She is experienced in doing focus groups, in-depth interviews, ethnographic research, semiotics, linguistic validation, online research, qualitative text analysis, action research, statistical analysis, and triangulations with different quantitative models… and quantitative research in its original form (and a lot coming from the originality of good research partnerships). She is interested in deeper understanding of methodologies and their practical possibilities as well as development of methodological approaches and expanding possibilities of social research in market and science research fields.

Filed of interest: Methodologies; Qualitative and quantitative research; Gender; Youth

Edward Djordjevic



He studied philosophy and comparative literature at Fordham University in New York City. He spent a semester studying literary theory at Université de Paris VII – Denis Diderot. His interests include Hegel, Marxism, Existentialist philosophy and cultural history. He translates academic and literary texts.

Field of interest: Translation Studies; Theory of Interpretation

Mirjana Necak



She is a researcher with focus on qualitative research. The subjects she deals with are in the field of marketing, advertising, alternative youth culture and communication on the internet. She has been observing the alternative youth culture in Serbia and for the last 10 years dealing with research and organizing events that promote the participation of young people. The target group she works with most is young people who live alternative lifestyles in relation to the cultural mainstream. She is the creator and organizer of the J – Highschool festival. She has experience in online qualitative research and is interested in developing and improving the online qualitative methodologies and techniques.

Field of interest: Qualitative offline and online research, Gender, Youth sub-culture