Lilijana Cickaric

Principal Research Fellow




2004. PhD in sociology. Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Belgrade

Scientific interests:

  • quotas and gender policy in parliament
  • political participation and representation of women
  • female leadership strategies
  • violence against women in politics
  • right-wing movements and anti-gender politics


Lilijana Čičkarić is a Principal Research Fellow at the Institute of Social Sciences. She was the head of the Center for Sociological and Anthropological Research (2017-2022). She does interdisciplinary research on gender and politics and occasionally teaches courses in that field at the University of Belgrade and Novi Sad. She was the visiting scholar at the University of Oslo, Institute for Advanced Studies at University of Amsterdam, Queen's University Belfast, LSE and University of London. As a Fulbright scholar, she was a visiting researcher and lecturer at the universities of Massachusetts and Harvard. She is one of the experts at the Forum of the European Institute for Gender Equality. She is the president of the Section for Feminist Research and Masculinity Studies at the Serbian Sociological Association and the winner of the Anđelka Milić Prize for the best feminist study in 2016. She is currently engaged in the establishment and strategic positioning of the Research Network on Gender and Politics in South East Europe (GenPolSEE).


  • European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) - Gender and Politics
  • European Sociological Association (ESA)
  • The European Association for Gender Research, Education and Documentation (AtGender)
  • Association of Fulbright Scholars of Serbia
  • Sociological Scientific Society of Serbia (SNDS)
  • Serbian Sociological Society (SSD) – SEFEM


  • 2022. Legislative Quotas and Political Representation in Serbia. In Sabine Lang, Petra Meier and Birgit Sauer (eds.) Party Politics and the Implementation of Gender Quotas: Resisting Institutions. Palgrave. MacMillan. ISBN 9783031089305.
  • 2019. Violence Against Women in Politics. In Contemporary Issues and Perspectives on Gender Research. Čičkarić Lilijana and Mršević Zorica (eds.) Institute of Social Sciences. Belgrade. 100-117. ISBN 9788670932265 
  • 2015. Reconsidering Gender and Women in Politics. South-East European Journal of Political Science. 3 (1) 95-100.
  • 2006. Nationalism, Ethnic Conflicts and Women’s Resistance in Serbia. In Women’s Movements, Networks and Debates in post-communist Countries in the 19th and 20th Centuries. Saurer Edith, Lanzinger Margareth, Frysak Elisabeth (eds.) L`Homme Schriften 13, Reihe zur feministischen geschichtswissenschaft, Boehlau Verlag, Koeln, Weimar, Wien, 223-234. ISBN:978-3412322052

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