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Milica Popović (Yugoslavia)
Sciences Po, Center for International Studies, Paris
Dr. Milica Popović is a political scientist specializing in memory, political sociology, and higher education studies. She obtained her PhD in Comparative Political Sociology at Sciences Po Paris and in Balkan Studies at the University of Ljubljana on the topic of Yugonostalgia and the generation of the last pioneers. From 2021 to June 2023, Popović has been a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Central European University, leading the Global Observatory on Academic Freedom, for which she has obtained the DAAD Fundamental Academic Values Award in December 2022. Popović has been a lecturer at Sciences Po Paris. Her research interests are in the field of generations and transmission of memory; Yugoslav identity; museum and art representations of contentious histories; memory politics in the Balkans. She is currently developing a new project on the memory of deserters in Yugoslav wars.