People from CELAP

Petar Bojanic_Petar Bojanić – Executive Director of the Center

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.

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


Telephone: +381 60 45 45 061

Curriculum Vitae

BabicJovan Babić

Professor of Ethics at the University of Belgrade and Visiting Professor at Portland State University.

He is author of Kant and Scheler (1986), and Morality and Our Time (1998, 2nd ed. 2005), both in Serbian, and numerous articles (among which are: “Justifying Forgiveness”, 2000; “Foreign Armed Intervention: Between Justified Aid and Illegal Violence”, in Humanitarian Intervention: Moral and Philosophical Issues, 2003; and “Toleration vs. Doctrinal Evil in Our Time”, 2004).

Online publications:

Filed of interest: Moral Philosophy; Philosophy of War, Bioethics


djokicVladan Djokić

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


Telephone: + 381 11 3345 359; mob. +381 63 8620 273

milutinovicSanja Milutinović Bojanić

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


Telephone: +385 99 823 7364

jeca celapJelena Ćeriman

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. Her main field of interest focuses on gender, youth and education. She is active in different projects of the Institute for Sociological Research and various organizations of the civil sector.

Filed of interest: Gender; Youth; Socialisation


gazelaGazela Pudar Draško

Junior researcher with Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory. Working on PhD thesis “Socio – Politically Influential Intellectuals and Their Understanding of National in Serbia after 2000. year” at the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade. Her academic background is political sociology, while her research focuses on social inclusion, values (nationalism) and youth issues.
She is trained qualitative moderator. Also, she worked on various projects with Institute for Sociological Research, IOM, UNDP, Ministry of Labor and Social Policy, civil society organisations, etc.

Filed of interest: Political Sociology; Social Inclusion; Youth Issues


VasiljevicJelena Vasiljević

Research Associate with Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory. Working on PhD thesis ”Culture and citizenship – anthropological perspective” at the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade.

Jelena’s academic interests lie in anthropology of policy, politics of identity and political transformations of SEE region. During 2010-2011, she joined the Edinburgh Law School as a research fellow on the CITSEE research project. She also worked as a junior research fellow and project coordinator assistant for the Research Council of Norway funded project ‘Spinning’ out of Control: Rhetoric and Violent Conflict. Representations of ‘Self’ – ‘Other’ in the Yugoslav Successor States; within its framework she has conducted extensive fieldwork research in the Balkan region, with focus on media representations of the conflicts in former Yugoslavia.

Filed of interest: Anthropology of public policies; Political anthropology; Politics of identity and western Balkan topics


pavic-zentnerVerica Pavić Zentner

Social, qualitative and quantitative research methods are my main interests. I am 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) I am 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 DjordjevicEdward Djordjević

Edward Djordjević 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.

Filed of interest: Translation Studies; Theory of Interpretation


sanelaSanela Bahtijarević

Graduated on international relations on the Faculty of Political Science, University of Belgrade. Currently enrolled in Master studies in International Humanitarian Law and the Human Rights Law at the Faculty of Political Science.

Filed of interest: human rights, especially minority rights, comparative politics, regional and international regulations of ethnic conflicts…



mirjanaMirjana Nećak

I am a Social researcher and my primary field of work is qualitative research. The subjects I deal with are in the field of marketing, advertising , alternative youth culture and communication on the internet. I have 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 I work with most is young people who live alternative lifestyles in relation to the cultural mainstream . I am the creator and organizer of the J – Highschool festival, I have experience in online qualitative research , and I am interested in developing and improving the online qualitative methodologies and techniques.

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