Faculty & Staff

Mila Dragojevic

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


Mila Dragojević is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Politics at Sewanee: The University of the South, where she began working after completing her Ph.D. at Brown University.  Her ongoing research is driven by questions about the conditions under which cultural traits become foundations of politicized collective identities, and when they become associated with inter-group conflict. She authored The Politics of Social Ties: Immigrants in an Ethnic Homeland (Ashgate, 2014). Her articles were published in Ethnic and Racial StudiesNationalities PapersStudies in Ethnicity and Nationalism, and Nationalism and Ethnic Politics. For work on her current project examining local variation in violence against civilians in comparative perspective, she received an ACA (Appalachian College Association) grant, The Harry Frank Guggenheim grant, James D. Kennedy III Fellowship, as well as Barclay Ward Faculty Research grants and Faculty Development grants from the University of the South. Prof. Dragojević teaches introductory Comparative Politics course, Ethnicity and Political Violence, Modern European Politics, Politics of South America and Mexico, Immigration, Politics, and Identity, Politics of Central America and the Caribbean, and Civil Wars. 

"Memory and identity: Inter-generational narratives of violence among refugees in Serbia."

"Incorporation beyond identity: Co-ethnic Immigrants in Serbia"

"Contesting Ethnicity"

"Competing Institutions in National Identity Construction"