Dr. Milica Popović

Dr. Milica Popović (Sciences Po CERI) is a Visiting Research Fellow within the project "Violence in East and West – Towards an Integrated History of the 20th Century Europe" during June 2024. She is a political scientist, specializing in Memory Studies, Political Sociology and Higher Education Studies. During her stay in Konstanz, she will be further developing comparative, transtemporal and trans-European, aspects of her new research project on the memory narratives of deserters.

Popović obtained a PhD in Comparative Political Sociology at Sciences Po Paris and in Balkan studies at the University of Ljubljana. She has been Postdoctoral Fellow and Project Lead at the Global Observatory on Academic Freedom at Central European University in Vienna from 2021 to 2023, and for her work at CEU she is a recipient of DAAD Fundamental Academic Values Award for Early Career Scientists. Popović also worked as a lecturer at Sciences Po Paris. She has been Fernandes Visiting Fellow at the Department of Sociology at the University of Warwick (2021); Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Contemporary History in Ljubljana (2023); and Visegrad Fellow at the Open Society Archives in Budapest (2024). She is working as an independent researcher and consultant on various projects within and beyond higher education. She is currently finalizing her monograph on Yugonostalgia and the memory narratives of the generation of the last pioneers in the (post)Yugoslav space. Her research interests include memory politics; nostalgia; the act of desertion; (post)Yugoslav space; memory discourses on the Yugoslav past; and the link between academic freedom and (neo)nationalism.

Her latest publications include:

Popović, M. 2023. Yugoslavism in the 21st century. (Memory of) an Identity. Kuckuck. Notizen zur alltagskultur. 2/23: 16-23. https://www.kuckucknotizen.at/kuckuck/ (PDF available upon demand)
Dang, Q.A.; Matei, L. and Milica Popović. 2023. Reimagining Academic Freedom: An Introduction. Special Issue on Academic Freedom. Philosophy and Theory in Higher Education. 5 (2): 209-222. https://doi.org/10.3726/PTIHE.022023.0209