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Dr Zala Volčič

Honorary Seinor Research Fellow
Centre for Critical and Cultural Studies


Zala’s scholarship, research, and creative works are all manifestations of her commitment to a deeper understanding of the relationships between media, nationalism, gender, collective memory, and politics. Her research has focused on a critical cultural studies based approach to popular media. She is the author of Serbian Spaces of Identity (2001), co-author of Crossing Cultural Boundaries (with Shuang Liu and Cindy Gallois, 2011/2014) and Media Education in former Yugoslavia (with Karmen Erjavec, 2002). She has co-edited Transitional Justice and Civil Society in the Balkans (with Olivera Simic, 2013); Dealing With A Violent Past (with Olivera Simic and Catherine Philpot, 2012), and Media Reproduction of National Ideologies Through War Crimes Coverage In Former Yugoslavia (with Amer Dzihana, 2011). She publishes her work in journals including: Critical Studies of Media Communication, The European Journal of Cultural Studies, The Canadian Journal of Communication, International Journal of Cultural Studies, Harvard International Journal of Press/Politics, Social Semiotics, Discourse and Communication, Communication & Critical/Cultural Studies, and Feminist Media Studies.