Jelena Vasiljević, PhD

Jelena Vasiljević, PhD (socio-cultural anthropology), is a senior research associate at the Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory, University of Belgrade, and associate professor at the Faculty of Media and Communications, University Singidunum, Belgrade. Her academic background is in political anthropology and citizenship studies. Her main areas of expertise and research interests include theories of citizenship, citizenship transformation in the post-Yugoslav states, memory politics, civic engagement and social movements in southeast Europe, and theories and practices of solidarity. She was a research fellow at the University of Edinburgh, working on a European Research Council project on citizenship transformations in the former Yugoslav states (CITSEE), and a research fellow at the Centre for Southeast European Studies, University of Graz. She is currently a national coordinator of the Horizon 2020 (European Commission) project EnTrust—Enlightened Trust in Governance, an examination of trust and distrust in governance. She is the author of the awarded book The Anthropology of Citizenship (Serbian, 2016), and her articles have appeared in Nations and Nationalism, Citizenship Studies and East European Politics and Societies among other journals. She is an expert member of The Balkans in Europe Policy Advisory Group (BiEPAG).

Jelena Vasiljević, PhD

SIT Graduate Institute


MA in Social Justice and Advocacy

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