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Bojan Bilic

Adjunct professor

Department of Political and Social Sciences

Curriculum vitae

I am a political sociologist doing research on a range of grassroots responses to nationalism, patriarchy, and authoritarianism in Yugoslavia and the post-Yugoslav space. So far I have written about the history and politics of Yugoslav feminism, anti-war activism, LGBTQ engagement, the anthropology of non-heterosexuality and gender variance, LGBTQ-affirmative psychotherapy, and the initiatives for democratising psychiatry.

I am currently a Lise Meitner Fellow at the Research Unit Gender Studies, Faculty of Philosophy and Education, University of Vienna, an adjunct professor of Gender and Social Movements in South East Europe at the School of Political Sciences, University of Bologna (Forlì Campus), and a visiting lecturer at the University of Sarajevo Center for Interdisciplinary Studies.

Before moving to Vienna I was a Marie Curie Intra-European Fellow at the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research, Centre for Gender and Sexuality Studies, University of Amsterdam, an EntE Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study - New Europe College in Bucharest, a Volkswagen New Dem Junior Fellow at the Central European University Institute for Advanced Study in Budapest, an FCT Fellow at the Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lisbon, a fellow at the Centre for Advanced Study of Southeastern Europe at the University of Rijeka. In the Autumn of 2022, I was a visiting scholar at the Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies at UC Berkeley.

I hold a PhD in Slavonic and East European Studies (Political Sociology) from University College London where I studied under Professor Eric Gordy.

I am also the founder of the Queering YU Network, an informal collective of scholars and activists which explores the history and politics of (post-)Yugoslav queer initiatives.



Autumn 2022 Visiting Scholar

Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies

University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, USA


3/2022 – present Visiting Lecturer

Center for Interdisciplinary Studies

University of Sarajevo

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina


9/2021 – present Lise Meitner Fellow

Fellowship of the Austrian Science Fund (FWF)

Faculty of Philosophy and Education

University of Vienna

Vienna, Austria


4/2016 – present Adjunct Professor of Gender and Social Movements in South East Europe

School of Political Sciences

University of Bologna

Forlì, Italy


Spring 2021 Fellow

Center for Advanced Study of Southeastern Europe

University of Rijeka

Rijeka, Croatia


6/2017 – 7/2021 FCT Fellow

Fellowship of the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology

Institute of Social Sciences

University of Lisbon

Lisbon, Portugal


10/2016 – 3/2017 EntE Fellow

New Europe College

Institute for Advanced Study

Bucharest, Romania


10/2014 – 9/2016 Marie Curie Fellow

Centre for the Study of Gender and Sexuality

Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research

University of Amsterdam

Amsterdam, Netherlands


9/2013 – 9/2014 MIREES Academic Tutor

Tutor accademico

School of Political Sciences

University of Bologna

Forlì, Italy


10/2012 – 3/2013 Volkswagen Stiftung NewDem Junior Fellow

Institute for Advanced Study

Central European University

Budapest, Hungary


Degree courses

1/2010 – 7/2012 PhD in Slavonic and East European Studies (degree ungraded)

UCL SSEES Foundation Fellowship & OSI Doctoral Grant

School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES)

Centre for South-East European Studies

University College London (UCL)

University of London

London, UK


Disciplinary focus: Political and Historical Sociology, Social Movement Theory

Qualitative Methodology, History of Yugoslavia

Supervisor: Dr Eric Gordy, Professor of Political and Cultural Sociology, UCL SSEES

Advisor: Dr Ger Duijzings, Reader in the Anthropology of Eastern Europe, UCL SSEES

Internal examiner: Dr Jasna Dragović-Soso, Goldsmiths, University of London

External examiner: Dr Maja Korać-Sanderson, University of East London


2008 – 2009 MRes in Social and Political Sciences (degree ungraded)

Department of Social and Political Sciences

European University Institute

Florence, Italy

Supervisor: Professor Donatella Della Porta


2006 – 2008 MA in Comparative Politics and Sociology (GPA: 1.1/1.0)

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Jacobs University Bremen

Bremen, Germany

Supervisor: Professor Margrit Schreier


2003 – 2005 BSc in Psychology with First Class Honours

University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK

CITY College, International Faculty of the University of Sheffield

Thessaloniki, Greece

Supervisor: Dr Eugenie Georgaca