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Jelena Dzankic

Jelena Dzankic is Research Fellow at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies and is affiliated with the EUI’s European Union Democracy Observatory (EUDO) on Citizenship. As of September 2015, Jelena is in charge of coordinating the EUDO network.

Between 2013 and 2015, Jelena was a Marie Curie Fellow at the EUI. From 2011 to 2013, she did post-doctoral research at the EUI as a Jean Monnet fellow. She is also the expert on Montenegrin citizenship at the EUDO Citizenship Observatory, and has an interest in investor citizenship programs.

Jelena holds a PhD in international studies from the University of Cambridge (New Hall College). Her doctoral dissertation analyzed the development of the Montenegrin statehood and nationhood in the period from 1997 to 2007. Before coming to the EUI, Jelena was part of the CITSEE team at the University of Edinburgh and a Teaching Fellow in Comparative Politics at University College London (UCL).

Her academic interests fall within the fields of transition of SEE countries, Europeanisation, politics of identity and citizenship. She delivered undergraduate courses at the University of Cambridge, Tsuda College Tokyo, taught postgraduate modules at numerous summer schools (NICLAS Bratislava 2013, GUSEGG Seggau 2014), and guest lectured at several universities in the UK. She has cooperated with a number of organisations and institutions, including Freedom House, the UK House of Commons, and the European Commission.

Her articles appeared, among others, in "European Politics and Society", “Citizenship Studies”, “Nationalities Papers”, “Slavic Review”, “Journal of Southeast European and Black Sea Studies”. In addition to a number of book contributions, her monograph Citizenship in Bosnia Herzegovina, Macedonia and Montenegro Effects of Statehood and Identity Challenges has been published with Ashgate in 2015.


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