Bojan Baca

Field of Practice:

Scientific

Fellowship:

Solitude fellowship

City, Country:

Podgorica, Montenegro

Year:

2020, 2021

Born in Sarajevo/Yugoslavia in 1984.

Bojan Baća is a sociologist from Montenegro. He received his PhD in sociology from York University, Toronto/Canada, to which he remains affiliated as an external research associate in the Global Digital Citizenship Lab. He will be a Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellow at the Department of Sociology and Work Science, University of Gothenburg/Sweden from September 2021 onward. He was previously an Ernst Mach post-doctoral fellow at the Center for Southeast European Studies, University of Graz/Austria (2018–2019), a Visegrad post-doctoral fellow at the Institute of Sociological Studies at the Charles University, Prague/Czech Republic, a UEFISCDI Award fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study at the New Europe College, Bucharest/Romania and a junior research fellow at the Center for Advanced Studies of Southeastern Europe at the University of Rijeka/Croatia (2019). He received his BSc in political science from the University of Montenegro, Podgorica/Montenegro, and his MA in sociology and social anthropology from the Central European University in Budapest/Hungary.

Over the past decade, Baćahas studied progressive left-wing social movements in Eastern Europe, but during his tenure at Akademie Schloss Solitude he will be studying the political ideas, social networks, and cultural practices of the so-called Alternative Right in Northern America and Western Europe. His scholarly work has featured in academic journals such as Antipodeand Europe-Asia Studies, in the edited volumes Resistances: Between Theories and the Field (Rowman and Littlefield), Activist Citizenship in Southeast Europe (Routledge, 2018), Changing Youth Values in Southeast Europe: Beyond Ethnicity (Routledge, 2017), The Democratic Potential of Emerging Social Movements in Southeastern Europe (Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, 2017), A New Eastern Question? Great Powers and the Post-Yugoslav States (forthcoming), and When Students Protest, Vol. 2: Universities in the Global South (Rowman and Littlefield). Most recently, the Montenegrin Academy of Sciences and Arts recognized him as the best young Montenegrin scholar in the areas of social sciences and humanities.

He writes op-ed pieces and delivers political commentary for media in the post-Yugoslav region, as well as providing expertise to local and international non-governmental organizations.