Faculty & Staff

Mila Dragojevic

Associate Professor of Politics
B.A., Wilson College; M.B.A., University of New Hampshire; M.A., Northeastern University; M.A, Ph.D., Brown University


Mila Dragojević teaches European and Latin American comparative politics courses in addition to a number of courses in Conflict and Peace and Identity and Diversity concentrations. Her work deals with the politics of inclusion and exclusion, formation of social identities, and political violence. Her current project on wartime violence against civilians in Croatia, Uganda, and Guatemala 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. Dragojević's book The Politics of Social Ties: Immigrants in an Ethnic Homeland (Routledge, 2014) examined socio-political incorporation processes of former refugees from Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia in Serbia. Her research was published in Slavic Review, Ethnic and Racial Studies, and Nationalities Papers, among other journals. 




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

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

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

“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.

Areas of Expertise

Political Violence
Peace and Conflict
The Politics of Ethnicity
Latin America