Assist. Prof. Dr. Sanja Milutinović Bojanic

Center for Advanced Studies for Southeast Europe (CAS SEE), University of Rijeka


Käte Hamburger Kolleg „Recht als Kultur“
Internationales Kolleg für Geisteswissenschaftliche Forschung
Center for Advanced Study in the Humanities “Law as Culture”
Konrad-Zuse-Platz 1-3
53227 Bonn

Telephone: (+49) 228 / 73 540 24 / 34
Telefax: (+49) 228 / 73 540 54

Curriculum Vitae

Sanja Bojanić studied Philosophy at the University of Belgrade and Women and Gender Studies as well as Hypermedia Studies at the University of Paris 8, where she subsequently received her PhD. Her studies led her to interdisciplinary research based on experimental artistic practices but also queer studies and particularities of the Affect Theory. She worked, inter alia, at the Institut National d’Histoire de l’Art (Louvre, Paris), at the Nouvel Observateur (Paris) and at the Laboratory for Evaluation and Development of Digital Editing at the Maison des Sciences de l’Homme (Paris Nord, St. Denis). Starting from 2010, she mentored and supervised several field studies and projects on gender, education, family and poverty in the Western Balkans. Her research projects were funded by, among others, the Volkswagen-Stiftung, the European Union, several european Universities (e.g. Fribourg and Uppsala) as well as the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Since 2013, Sanja Bojanić is Executive Director of the Center for Advanced Studies for Southeast Europe (CAS SEE) at the University of Rijeka. Furthermore, she is Assistant Professor and Vice-Dean for International Cooperation at the Academy of Applied Arts der Universität Rijeka.

Following a research stay from April to July 2016 and August to November 2017 she is once again Fellow at the Käte Hamburger Center for Advanced Study since August 2019.

Research project

"Affectivity at the Crossroads of Law and Culture: Emancipation and Misogyny – Possibly Two Sides of the Same Coin"

Politically and ideologically, last few years particularly in western democracies are not marked only with public voicing of the #metoo movement but also with the strong opposition to this form of empowering women in the society. After almost a century of tedious and consistent emancipation processes, culturally and in a certain way legally (especially in the USA and in certain parts of Europe), non-conservatives stakeholders are now facing open animosity and violent resistance to their politics and policies. Therefore, during my stay in Käte Hamburger Kolleg, I would like to begin my investigation with elements of rhetoric, but move quickly on to the voice. In order to approach the public voice of woman, the right to public voicing and expression of attitudes, thoughts, feelings, I would tackle a recurring premise of woman’s emancipation rhetoric. And not only to justify my title, my intention is to trace the negative phenomenon of misogyny, which is steadily present through history and especially in critical periods of value and argumentative epistemic cultural shifts. The question with which I broach the whole subject is whether it is possible to think emancipation and misogyny separately, and if so, under what conditions?

Publications (selected)

  • Genealogy of Betrayal, Novi Sad, Akademska knjiga, 2019.
  • „On the Eternal Present“ in Disrupting historicity reclaiming the future, Silvana Carotenuto (ur.), Francesca Maria Gabrielli (ur.),Renata Jambrešić Kirin (ur.), Naples : UniorPress, 2019.
  • “§ – Paragraphing: Normativity in Europe as Babylon”, with P. Bojanić, ed. W. Gephart, Some Colors of the Law. Images and Interpretations, Frankfurt am Main, Vittorio Klostermann, 2017, pp. 107–116.
  • „Certain trouble: Mockumentaries and Truth“ in T. Andina and A. Condello (Eds.), Post-Truth. Perspectives in Law, Politics and Philosophy, Routledge Series 'Law & Politics: Continental Perspectives” – Taylor & Francis', 2019.
  • “’Humanity’ of the Humanities approach to science”, Stranputice humanistike, ed. Petar Bagarić,
  • Ozren Biti and Tea Škokić, Institut za etnologiju i folkloristiku, Zagreb, 2017,
  • “Introduction”: “Seminar on Judith Butler’s book – Notes Towards a Performative Theory of Assembly”, Filozofija i društvo, godište XXVII, n. 1, 2016.
  •  “Use and misuse of Cathartic Impulse: Dysfunctional Democracy”, Phainomena XXIV/92-93, June 2015.
  • Documenting Sex and/or Gender, in: Rivista di Estetica, n. 57, 3/2014.
  • Gender and Education (hrsg. mit Tamara Trifunović und Gazela Pudar), Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory, Center for Ethics, Law and Applied Philosophy, University of Belgrade, Belgrad 2014.
  • Mind the Gap(s): Family, Socialization and Gender (hrsg. mit Tamara Petrović-Trifunović und Gazela Pudar Draško), Belgrad: IFDT 2014.
  • Corruption and Sex, the Case of Emma Bovary, in: Filozofija I Društvo 24 (1), 2013.
  • Montrer patte blanche and Experiencing the Margin(alization), in: Import – Export – Transport. Queer Theory, Queer Critique and Activism in Motion (hrsg. von Sushila Mesquita), Wien: Zaglossus 2012.