Pavlović Aleksandar

Research Fellow,





  • PhD in Southeast European Studies, University of Nottingham, 2012
  • MA in Literary Theory, Faculty of Philology, University of Belgrade, 2007
  • BA in Comparative Literature and Literary Theory, Faculty of Philology, University of Belgrade, 2002


My main research interests are cultural history of the Balkans, Serbian and Balkan oral and written tradition, Serbian-Albanian relations and traditional Balkan society. I was a visiting fellow at the Centre for Southeast European Studies in Graz, New Europe College in Bucharest and Albanian Institute for International Studies in Tirana. I previously worked as an editor at Radio Belgrade Third Programme and teaching associate at the University of Nottingham. I received several scholarships and awards, such as: Civil Society Scholar Award, Stipendien der Republik Österreich, Global Supplementary Grant, Overseas Research Students Award for England… I was a coordinator at the international project Figuring out the Enemy: Re-imagining Serbian-Albanian Relations, a pioneering effort in promoting regional scholarly cooperation and several other projects that promote(d) regional cooperation. I published a book Epika i politika (Beograd: XX vek, 2014) and co-edited Figura neprijatelja: preosmišljavanje srpsko-albanskih odnosa (Beton/IFDT: Belgrade, 2015; Albanian edition: Figura e armikut: ripërfytyrimi i marrëdhënieve shqiptaro-serbe, English edition: Rethinking Serbian-Albanian Relations: Figuring out the Enemy, Routledge, 2018 [forthcoming]). In addition to my academic publications, I am a regular contributor to cultural supplement Beton, and I also occasionally publish in newspapers DanasPolitika and Koha ditore, and on-line at Balkans in Europe Policy Blog.



Selected publications

–, Jelena Ćeriman (2020) “Beyond the Territory Principle: Non–Territorial Approach to the Kosovo Question(s)”, in: Philosophy and Society (Filozofija i društvo), Vol. 31, No 3, pp. 336-358.

–, Gazela Pudar Draško (2020) “Intellectuals between radicalization and reconciliation in the Western Balkans”, u: Meka, Eltion and Stefano Bianchini (eds.) The Challenges of Democratization and Reconciliation in the Post-Yugoslav Space. Nomos Verlagsges.MBH + Company, pp. 207-224.

–, (2019) Imaginarni Albanac: simbolika kosova i figura Albanaca u srpskoj kulturi, Beograd: Institut za filozofiju i društvenu teoriju.

–, Gazela Pudar Draško i Rigels Halili, ur. (2019) Rethinking Serbian-Albanian Relations: Figuring out the Enemy, Routledge: London/New York.

–, Mark Losoncz (2019) “Belgrade 1968 Protests and the Post-Evental Fidelity: Intellectual and Political Legacy of the 1968 Student Protests in Serbia”, Filozofija i duštvo, Vol. 30, No. 1, str. 149-164.

–, Đurđa Trajković (2019) “Where is Engaged Literature?” In: Engaging (for) Social Change: Towards New Forms of Collective Action, ed. Marjan Ivković and Srđan Prodanović, Belgrade: Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory, 2019: 218-239.

–, Gazela Pudar Draško i Eltion Meka, ur. (2018) Politics of Enmity, Beograd: Disput.

–, Aleksandra Ilić-Rajković (2018) “‘Fierce Warriors’ or ‘Bloodthirsty Savages’: Albanians in Serbian Textbooks (1882-1941)”, in: Claudia Lichnofsky, Enriketa Pandelejmoni and Darko Stojanov, eds. Myths and Mythical Spaces: Conditions and Challenges for History Textbooks in Albania and South-Eastern Europe. Goettingen: Vandenhoek & Ruprecht unipress, str. 225-236.

– (2017) “Smrtna (ne)ozbiljnost intelektualnog rada”, u: Angažman: uvod u studije angažovanosti, ur. Adriana Zaharijević i Jelena Vasiljević, Beograd: Institut za filozofiju i društvenu teoriju, 2017, str. 191-201.

–, Gazela Pudar Draško (2017) “Enmity in the intellectual world: what do they stand for?”, Filozofija i društvo Vol 28 No 2, str. 333-345.

– (2017) “Njegoš and the Politics of Reading”, Anzeiger fur Slavische Philologie (XLIV), str. 9-25.

–, Adriana Zaharijević, Rigels Halili i Gazela Pudar Draško (prir.) (2015)  Figura neprijatelja: preosmišljavanje srpsko-albanskih odnosa, Beograd: Institut za filozofiju i  društvenu teoriju/KPZ Beton (Albansko izdanje: Figura e armikut: ripërfytyrimi i marrëdhënieve shqiptaro-serbe, ur. Rigels Halili, Armanda Hysa, Adriana Zaharijević i Aleksandar Pavlović, Priština: Qendra Multimedia, 2016. Englesko izdanje: Rethinking Serbian-Albanian Relations: Figuring out the Enemy, Routledge 2018, u pripremi).

– (2017) “South Slavic Oral Tradition and its Textualization”, u: Genre, Text, Interpretation:  Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Folklore and Beyond, ur. Kaarina Koski, Frog i Ulla Savolainen, Studia Fennica Folkloristica Series, Helsinki: Finish Literature Society, str. 483-504.

– (2016) From Myth to Territory: Vuk Karadžić, Kosovo Epics  and the Role of Nineteenth Century Intellectuals in Establishing National Narratives,  (with Srđan Atanasovski), u: “Nationalism & Discourses of Objectivity: The Humanities and Social Sciences in Central Europe in the Long Nineteenth Century”, Tematski broj časopisa Hungarian Historical Review 5, no. 2, str. 357–376.

—(2014) Еpikа i pоlitikа, XX vеk. Beograd: Biblioteka XX vek.

—(2013) “Naming/Taming the Enemy: Balkan Oral Tradition and the Formation of ‘the Turk’ as the Political Enemy”. In: Spasić I.,Cvetičanin, P. (eds.) Us and Them – Symbolic Divisions in Western Balkan societies, Belgrade: The Centre for Empirical Cultural Studies of South-East Europe, str. 19-36.


Current projects

  • Research Fellow on the Project of Serbian Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development No 43007.
  • Leading team member for Serbia, MC member and the ITC Grants chair, COST Action 18114 – ENTAN (the European Non-Territorial Authonomy Network)
  • Leading Serbian team member, Democratization and Reconciliation in the Western Balkans (Erasmus + programme – Jean Monnet activities, No 587516-EPP-1-2017-1-AL-EPPJMO-NETWORK)



  • Scientific Board of the Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory
  • Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES)
  • North American Association for Serbian Studies (NASSS)