Djordje Stefanovic

Dr Djordje Stefanovic

Senior Lecturer

School of Social Sciences

Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.

I am a political sociologist who uses quantitative and historical methods to study ethnic conflict. My current research focuses on the far right and the drivers of anti-minority sentiments. My research was published in Ethnic and Racial Studies, International Migration, Journal of Refugee Studies, Human Rights Quarterly, Political Psychology, Europe-Asia Studies, Ethnopolitics, European History Quarterly, Conflict Management and Peace Science, and Democratization. My research projects were supported by Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada; European Institutes for Advanced Study; Nuffield College, The University of Oxford; European Commission; and the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, Saint Mary’s University. For a list of publications, please see:

I am interested in supervising Doctoral, Masters, and Honours students who would like to specialize in study of ethnic conflict, racism, populism, and far right. I often work with and co-author publications with students, such as our articles in Ethnic and Racial Studies (with Alicia LaPierre), in Journal of Refugee Studies (with Samantha Parsons) and in Ethnopolitics (with Sean Metivier).

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2019 - ongoing Senior Lecturer University of Adelaide
    2016 - 2017 European Institutes for Advanced Study (EURIAS) Junior Fellow Central European University
    2015 - 2018 Associate Professor (tenured) Saint Mary's University
    2010 - 2015 Assistant Professor (tenure-track) Saint Mary's University
    2008 - 2010 Visiting Postdoctoral Research Fellow University of Oxford
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2016 Fellowship European Institutes for Advanced Study (EURIAS) Junior Fellowship Institute for Advanced Study, Central European University Hungary -
    2008 Fellowship Postdoctoral Fellowship, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Canada -
    2008 Award Best Graduate Student Paper Award, Political Sociology Section American Sociological Association United States -
    2000 Fellowship Doctoral Fellowship, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Canada -
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    University of Toronto Canada PhD
    University of Toronto Canada MA
    Simon Fraser University Canada BA (Hons)
  • Research Interests

  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2023 Co-Supervisor The nature and efficacy of Japanese soft power through its cultural products and activities in Australia Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Ms Yuki Tanaka
    2022 Co-Supervisor Political influencing goes online: How social media influencers create, and users interpret political content in the context of platform's affordances and algorithms Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Carina Kraft
  • Board Memberships

    Date Role Board name Institution name Country
    2018 - ongoing Board Member Nationalities Papers Editorial Board Member Association for the Study of Nationalities United States

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