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Branislav Jakovljevic

MA '96, PhD '02

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Branislav Jakovljevic (pronounced Ya-kov-le-vich) published scholarly articles on a broad variety of subjects, from history of late nineteenth-century theater, to Russian and Soviet avant-garde, to contemporary American experimental performance. His works have been published in the United States (Theatre Journal, TDR, PAJ, Art Journal, Theater) and in Europe (Serbia, United Kingdom, Spain, Sweden, Croatia, Poland, and Belgium). In 2009, he received Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) 2009 Outstanding Article Award for the essay “From Mastermind to Body Artist: Political Performances of Slobodan Milosevic” (published in TDR 52:1, 2008). He was a recipient of the Theodore and Frances Geballe Research Workshops, Stanford Humanities Center, 2011-2012 for the project “Art as Documentation, Memory as Art,” (2011-2012), and in 2009 he received prestigious Hellman Faculty Scholar Award for the project "Province without Borders: Yugoslav Conflict from Local Politics to Global Justice." In 2013 he chaired 19th annual Performance Studies international conference "Now Then: Performance and Temporality" at Stanford University. His first book Daniil Kharms: Writing and the Event was published by Northwestern University Press in 2009, and his second book Alienation Effects: Performance and Self-management in Yugoslavia 1945-1991 was published by University of Michigan Press (2016).


New York University

PhD - Performance Studies

New York, New York


New York University

Master of Arts - Performance Studies

New York, New York


University of Arts in Belgrade

School of Drama

Belgrade, Serbia