My main research areas
- Non-profit regulation and governance
- Civil society elites
- Civil society development in hybrid regimes
- The organization of interest groups
I am a Postdoctoral fellow in the ‘Civil Society Elites?’ project. Previously, I was part of the ERC-funded ‘Regulating Civil Society Project' at the University of Exeter, UK.
My research focuses on three core themes: regulation and governance of civil society organizations, inequality and elites in civil society and civil society development in hybrid regimes. One of my central questions of interest is how the state and capacity building organizations - through non-profit regulation, guidance and training - shape the internal governance of civil society organizations, affecting their leadership composition and representation. I am also interested in the reproduction of civil society elites and their contestation by grassroots and elite actors in long-lived democracies. Currently, I am developing a comparative research project on the democratic potential of civil society organizations in the Western Balkans.
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I hold a PhD in Politics from the University of Exeter (2019), MA in Political Science from the Central European University (2014) and MA in Human Resource Management in Culture and Non-governmental Organisations from University Ss. Cyril and Methodius (2012).