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Dr Jana Bacevic, PhD (University of Cambridge); PhD (University of Belgrade)

Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology

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I am a social theorist with a strong interest in all aspects of knowledge - from innovation and research to education and politics, including political economy.

I joined the Department of Sociology in July 2020, having previously worked at the University of Cambridge, University of Aarhus, and the Central European University in Budapest. I have held visiting fellowship at the University of Bristol, the University of Auckland (New Zealand), Open Society Archives in Budapest, and at the University of Oxford.

My work combines sociology, anthropology, and philosophy. I engage with how ideas, institutions, and practices of knowledge production shape the social world. This ranges from questions of access and social justice in higher education, to policies for measuring, valuing, and distributing knowledge. I am particularly interested in the relationship between knowledge, political power, identity and community.

At Durham, I co-convene the undergraduate module Modern and Contemporary Sociological Theory and convene the postgraduate Qualitative Research Methods. 

Research Interests

  • Social theory
  • Sociology of knowledge
  • Philosophy of (social) science
  • Political philosophy
  • Sociology of education
  • Political sociology
  • Inequalities and social justice
  • Class and identity

Indicators of Esteem

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    Member, Cambridge Social Ontology Group

    Associate member, Centre for Global Knowledge Studies (gloknos), University of Cambridge

    Member of editorial board, Global Epistemics series, Rowman & Littlefield

    Member of editorial board, The Philosopher

Selected Publications

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