Fields of research

political participation and representation of women; women’s leadership strategies; socialization and political culture; • new social movements

Current research projects

quotas and gender policy in parliament; right-wing movements and anti-gender politics; violence against women in politics; gender inequality in scientific research


The year of receiving the highest degree of professional qualification: PhD 2004

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 has published ten monographs and a large number of articles in leading scientific journals and international publications.She is currently engaged in the establishment and strategic positioning of the Research Network on Gender and Politics in South East Europe (GenPolSEE).

Membership of professional organisations

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

Scholarships, fellowships, grants

2003 – Fellowship from Research Council of Norway.Postdoc Reasearcher in Centre for Women’s Studies and Gender Research. University of Oslo.

2007 – Fulbright Visiting Scholar at Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy, University of Massechusetts, Boston and Women and Public Policy Program, Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge.

2010 – Institute for Advanced Study in Humanities and Social Sciences Fellowship. University of Amsterdam.

2011 – Researh Fellow at the Center for Gender in Politics, Queen’s University, Belfast.

2015 – Research Fellow at the Center for Women, Peace and Security, London Sschool of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

Work in education

  • Taught undergraduate studies at the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade (course: Sociology of Youth)
  • Teaches at the postgraduate studies of the Faculty of Political Sciences,  University of Belgrade (course: Gender Studies)
  •  Teaches at postgraduate studies at the University of Novi Sad (course:Gender and Politics)

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