Jovana Mihajlović Trbovc is a political scientist dealing with political issues from perspective of culture studies. Her research field is the politics of the past and public memory of the crimes which happened during the dissolution of Yugoslavia and during the Second World War. She is especially focused on the impact of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) on the post-Yugoslav states, as well as the reproduction of the historical narratives in the school textbooks. Anothire line of her work deals with issues of gender equality in science and academia, and integrating gender dimension into research. She is a member of the Commission for Equal Opportunity in Science, a consultative expert body nominated by the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport of the Republic of Slovenia.
BACHMANN, Klaus, KEMP, Gerhard, RISTIĆ, Irena, MIHAJLOVIĆ TRBOVC, Jovana, LJUBOJEVIĆ, Ana, NĘDZI-MAREK, Aleksandra, BAYISENGE, Fortunee, AHMET, Mohammed Ali Mohammed, KRASNIQI, Vjollca. Like dust before the wind, or, the winds of change? The influence of international criminal tribunals on narratives and media frames. International journal of transitional justice 13(2), 2019: 368-386.
MIHAJLOVIĆ TRBOVC, Jovana. The indirect impact of the ICTY on the media in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (pp. 27-56) & The invisible hand of the ICTY: Narratives on Dubrovnik in Montenegro (pp. 57-77). In: BACHMANN, Klaus, RISTIĆ, Irena, KEMP, Gerhard, eds. International criminal tribunals as actors of domestic change: The impact on media coverage. Berlin: Peter Lang, 2019.
MIHAJLOVIĆ TRBOVC, Jovana. Homecomings from "The Hague": media coverage of ICTY defendants after trial and punishment. International criminal justice review 28(4), 2018: 406-422.
MIHAJLOVIĆ TRBOVC, Jovana. Collateral impact: The ICTY's influence on institutional reform in Serbia. In: BACHMANN, Klaus, RISTIĆ, Irena, KEMP, Gerhard, eds. International criminal tribunals as actors of domestic change: The impact on institutional reform. Berlin: Peter Lang, 2018: 47-78.
MIHAJLOVIĆ TRBOVC, Jovana, PETROVIĆ, Vladimir. The impact of the ICTY on democratization in the Yugoslav successor states. V: RAMET, Sabrina P., HASSENSTAB, Christine M., LISTHAUG, Ola, ur. Building democracy in the Yugoslav successor states: accomplishments, setbacks, and challenges since 1990. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017: 135-161.
MIHAJLOVIĆ TRBOVC, Jovana, HOFMAN, Ana. Priročnik za uvajanje spolno občutljivega pristopa v raziskovanje in poučevanje. Ljubljana: Založba ZRC, 2016.
MIHAJLOVIĆ TRBOVC, Jovana, PAVASOVIĆ TROŠT, Tamara. Who were the anti-Fascists? Divergent interpretation of WWII in contemporary post-Yugoslav history textbooks. In: KARNER, Christian, MERTENS, Bram, eds.The use and abuse of memory : interpreting world war in contemporary European politics. Abingdon; New York: Routledge, 2017: 173-192.
PETKOVIĆ, Brankica (urednik), MIHAJLOVIĆ TRBOVC, Jovana (urednik). Media integrity matters: Reclaiming public service values in media and journalism. 2nd ed. Ljubljana: Peace Institute, 2015.
MIHAJLOVIĆ TRBOVC, Jovana. Memory after ethnic cleansing: Victims' and perpetrators' narratives in Prijedor. Razprave in gradivo 72 (2014): 25-41.
Gendering the Academy and Research: Combating Career Instability and Asymmetries (GARCIA) ( okvirni_program • 01. february 2014 - 31. january 2017)
Dealing with the past: putting Slovenia in comparative perspective ( podoktorski_raziskovalni • 01. january 2016 - 30. june 2018)
Balkan Kaleidoscope ( 01. august 2017 - 01. february 2019)
Bordered Memories: Public Memorializations and Activism in the Context of Global Migrations ( bilateralni • 01. january 2018 - 31. december 2019)
Pilot experiences for improving gender equality in research organisations’ — R&I PEERS ( okvirni_program • 01. may 2018 - 30. april 2022)
Communities of Practice for Accelerating Gender Equality and Institutional Change in Research and Innovation across Europe - ACT ( okvirni_program • 01. may 2018 - 30. april 2021)
2015, Institute of Culture and Memory Studies, Research Center of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Ljubljana
2010-2011, Coalition for RECOM (RECOM is a regional commission for the establishment of facts about war crimes and other serious violations of human rights committed in the former Yugoslavia from January 1, 1991 until December 31, 2001), regional NGO initiative
2009-2013, Peace Institute, Institute for Contemporary Social and Political Studies , Ljubljana, Slovenia
2007, Radio Student, Ljubljana, Slovenia
2005-2006, Canadian International Development Agency, Canadian Embassy Belgrade, Serbia
PhD in Balkan Studies, 2014, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljani, Slovenia.
Thesis title: "Public Narratives of the Past in the Framework of Transitional Justice Processes: The Case of Bosnia and Herzegovina"
MA in Nationalism Studies, 2008, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary.
Thesis title: "Forging Identity through Negotiation: The Case of the Contemporary Bosniak Nation"
BA in International Affairs, 2006, Faculty of Political Science, University of Belgrade, Serbia.
BSc in Politics and International Relations, 2006, London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London, External Programme.
Mother tongue: Serbian
Active: Slovenian, English
Passive: Italian, Russiean, German
- "War crime trials and public memory of the war in Bosnia", Brownbag Seminars: Current Research on Southeastern Europe, Centre for Southeast European Studies, Univerza v Gradcu, November 2015.
- "Who cares about the facts?! The Influence of the International Tribunal (ICTY) on Public Memory in Bosnia and Herzegovina", at PhD seminar, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, November 2015.
- "Transitional Justice and Culture of Memory", at MA course Culture of Memory, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Rijeka, Croatia, May 2015.
Ernst Mach worldwide grant, Austrian Agency for International Cooperation in Education and Research (OeAD), Visiting Fellow, Centre for Southeastern European Studies, University of Graz, Austria (Oct. 2015 – Jan. 2016)
Junior Research Fellowship (Doctoral Fellowship), Slovenian Research Agency (ARRS) (Oct. 2009 –Mar. 2013)
Partial Fellowship, Central European University (Oct. 2007 – Jun. 2008)
Scholarship, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, Serbia (2004 – 2006)
- transitional justice, especially in the region of former Yugoslavia;
- social role of the international criminal tribunals; especially International Criminal Tribunal for former Yugoslavia (ICTY);
- social memory of war;
- history teaching and history textbooks for schools.