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Djordje Sredanovic has obtained a BA and an MA in Communication from the University of Bologna and a PhD in Social Sciences from the University of Padua, with a research on the conceptions of citizenship and biographies of rights of migrants and local factory workers in Ferrara, Italy. He has taught at the University of Bologna and, from 2015 to 2017, has been a post-doc at the Group for Research on Ethnic Relations, Migration & Equality (GERME) laboratory and the Migrations Asylum Multiculturalism (MAM) research group of the Université Libre de Bruxelles, with a research on the implementation of citizenship and integration policies in Belgium and the UK, part of a larger research project of the MAM research group on restrictive migration and integration policies in Europe, funded by the Wallonia-Brussels Federation.

He is currently a Newton International Fellow of the British Academy, and is conducting a research on the impact of Brexit on the experiences and orientations toward naturalisation of different groups – EU27 citizens in the UK, Britons in Belgium, Indians in Belgium and the UK, and Britons in the UK who have applied or explored applying for another citizenship. In addition to the funding from the British Academy, his current project has obtained funding at the GERME and the Université Libre de Bruxelles from the National Fund for Scientific Research of the Belgian Francophone Community (F.R.S. - FNRS).

He is a specialist in the study of citizenship, with research on both the policies and the experiences of citizenship, and has further conducted research on migrations (mobility, asylum, integration policies, media representations), media, the European Union, and work.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Doctorate in Social Sciences: Interactions, Communication, Cultural Constructions. Thesis: Becoming Citizens, Remaining Citizens: Conceptions of Citizenship and Biographies of Rights of Migrants and Local Factory Workers in Ferrara, Universita Degli Studi di Padova

… → 16 Oct 2012

Award Date: 16 Oct 2012

Master of Arts, MA in Public, Social and Communication Sciences, Universita Degli Studi Bologna

… → 2008

Award Date: 14 Jul 2008

Bachelor of Arts, BA in Communication Sciences, Universita Degli Studi Bologna

… → 2006

Award Date: 16 Oct 2006

Areas of expertise

  • HM Sociology
  • HT Communities. Classes. Races
  • JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration


  • Citizenship
  • Nationality
  • Migration Studies
  • Naturalisation
  • Rights
  • Bureaucracy
  • Equality
  • Media
  • Work


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