SIT Study Abroad Logo


Transitional Justice, Human Rights & Memory Activism Internship


Dr. Jelena Loncar
Dr. Lončar is an assistant professor at the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Political Science, where she teaches political sociology. She has been a lecturer at the SIT learning center in Serbia since 2018. She holds a PhD in politics from the University of York, UK. Her research interests include political representation, ethnic politics, and civil society. In recent years, her research has focused on the performance of political representation and the performativity of the representative claims. She is currently leading two research projects: The Politics of Representation: Performances, and Democratic Legitimacy of Representative Claims in Serbia (funded by the Science Fund of the Republic of Serbia) and Cross-Community Initiatives in Serbia and Kosovo (together with Prof. Dr Vjollca Krasniqi, funded by the Peaceful Change Initiatives). Her most recent publications include: “Electoral Incentives and ’Shape-Shifting’ Representation: Representative Claims of Ethnic Minority MPs in Kosovo and Serbia“ (Representation, 2021), “Accountability of Minority Representation: Methodological Advancements” (Nationalities Papers, 2018); “State-Building and Local Resistance in Kosovo: Minority Exclusion through Inclusive Legislation” (Communist and Post-Communist Studies, 2016).