Associate Professor of Politics (teaching abroad Advent 2019/Sewanee’s European Studies program)
B.A., Wilson College; M.B.A., University of New Hampshire; M.A., Northeastern University; M.A, Ph.D., Brown University 

Mila Dragojević is an Associate Professor of Politics at the University of the South. Dragojević teaches international politics courses in Conflict and Peace and Identity and Diversity concentrations, as well as comparative politics classes focusing on Europe and Latin America. 

In her first book, The Politics of Social Ties: Immigrants in an Ethnic Homeland (Ashgate 2014/Routledge 2016), Dragojević examined socio-political incorporation processes of former refugees from Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia in Serbia. Her research was also published in Slavic Review, Ethnic and Racial Studies, and Nationalities Papers

Her current book project, entitled Amoral Communities: Collective Crimes in Time of War (Cornell University Press 2019),analyzes wartime violence against civilians in Croatia, Uganda, and Guatemala. This research was funded by the Appalachian College Association, the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation, James D. Kennedy III Fellowship, as well as Barclay Ward Faculty Research grants and Faculty Development grants from the University of the South.



Amoral Communities: Collective Crimes in Time of War. (Cornell University Press 2019).

The Politics of Social Ties: Immigrants in an Ethnic Homeland, New York: Ashgate, 2014/Routledge, 2016.

“Violence and the Production of Borders in Western Slavonia,” Slavic Review, Vol. 75, No. 2: 422-455, Summer 2016.

With Vjeran Pavlaković, “Local Memories of Wartime Violence: Commemorating World War Two in Gospić,” Suvremene teme [Contemporary Issues], Vol. 8, No. 1: 66-87, January 2017. 

“Incorporation Beyond Identity: Co-ethnic Immigrants in Serbia,” Ethnic and Racial Studies, Vol. 36, no.12: 2096-2116, December 2013.

“Memory and Identity: Inter-generational Narratives of Violence among Refugees in Serbia,” Nationalities Papers, Vol. 41, no.6: 1065-1082, December 2013. 

Book comment. Embracing Democracy in the Western Balkans: From Post-Conflict Struggles toward European Integration by Lenard J. Cohen and John R. Lampe, Southeastern Europe, Vol. 37 No. 2: 221-227, June 2013.

“Contesting Ethnicity: Emerging Regional Identity in Vojvodina,” Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism, Vol. 8. No. 2: 290-316, September 2008.

“Competing Institutions in National Identity Construction: The Croatian Case,” Nationalism and Ethnic Politics 11: 61-87, Spring 2005.

Image of Mila Dragojevic by Andrea Hatcher


Dragojevic - The Politics of Social Ties (book cover)