Dr. Milica Popović is a political scientist, specialized in Memory Studies, Political Sociology and Higher Education Studies. She has obtained her PhD in Comparative Political Sociology at the Doctoral School of Sciences Po Paris, affiliated with CERI (Center for International Studies) and at the Interdisciplinary doctoral programme in Balkan studies at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana. After finishing BA studies in Law at the University of Belgrade in Serbia and MA studies in Political Science at the University Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas in France, Popović focused her academic research interests in the field of Memory Studies, looking into generational transmission of memory and the influences of memory and nostalgia onto the political identities.
In parallel to her academic career and teaching experience at Sciences Po in Paris, Popović has extensive independent research and policy development experience in the field of Higher Education since 2003, designing and implementing various studies for the Council of Europe, the European Commission and many others. In the early 2000s, Popović has also worked for international organizations, including United Nations Development Programme, in the field of rule of law and judiciary reforms gaining experience in legal and institutional analyses.
The Global Observatory for Academic Freedom, which she is joining after a Visiting Fellowship at the University of Vienna, perfectly brings together the whole of her academic and professional experience.