Ph.D., Executive Director and Senior Researcher/Full Professor
Katerina (Katarina) Kolozova, PhD. is the director of the Institute in Social Sciences and Humanities-Skopje and a professor of philosophy, epistemology and gender studies at ISSHS and also at the University American College-Skopje. She is also visiting professor at several universities in Southeastern Europe. In 2009, Kolozova was a visiting scholar at the Department of Rhetoric (Program of Critical Theory) at the University of California-Berkeley, under peer supervision of prof. Judith Butler. Kolozova is the author of “The Cut of the Real: Subjectivity in Poststucturalist Philosophy,” NY: Columbia University Press: 2014, “Toward a Radical Metaphysics of Socialism: Marx and Laruelle,” (Brooklyn NY: Punctum Books, 2015), “After the ‘Speculative Turn:’ Realism, Philosophy and Feminism,” co-edited with Eileen Joy (Brooklyn NY: Punctum Books 2016). She is also the author of numerous interdisciplinary policy studies dedicated to the issues of “illiberal democracy,” partocratic mechanisms of state-capture in “hybrid regimes,” policy critique of repressive technocracy in the legislation of the authoritarian neoilberal post-socialist states in Europe.
Program director / Associate professor / Senior Researcher
Viktorija Borovska is Ph.D. Researcher at Institute for Social Studies and Humanities- Skopje. She holds anPh.D. in Sociology. She has worked on many projects in the area of social and humanity sciences, selection of the recent research projects and positions: Researcher “Independent Context Watch 2014”; Researcher: “Official Language Usage in Municipalities in the Republic of Macedonia”; Researcher: “Skopje 2014 Project and its Effects on the Perception of Macedonian Identity Among the Citizens of Skopje”; Researcher: “Ethnically and Gender Inclusive Grass-Root LGBT Movements in Macedonia”; Trainer of the training: “Gender equality as social value and creating policy for its implementation in practice of the institutions and society”;
Researcher : “Ethnically and Gender Inclusive Grass-Root LGBTI Movements in Macedonia”; Researcher of the studies for Broadcasting Council of the Republic of Macedonia regarding the gender representation and presence of gender issues in TV media (2012 and 2013); Researcher: “Improving the forcibility of mechanisms and instruments for judiciary’s independence in Macedonia”; Coordinator and Researcher of the research project “Index of Social Inclusion at Local Level: Creating an Instrument for Evaluation of the Equality of Access and Fair Allocation of Local Services” (2010-2011); Researcher of the project Gender, Migration, Intercultural Relations- Ge.M.I.C; founded under FP 7- Cooperation -.Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities (2008-2011).
She also has the methodological experience in designing quantitative/qualitative methodology of research projects, as well as practical experience in collecting qualitative and quantitative data, processing of data and its analysis.
She participated in seminars, workshops and courses, just to mention: ReSet Regional Seminar for Excellence in Teaching “Gender and Women’s studies in Southeastern Europe: Rethinking Ideologies and Strategies of Their European Integration”; “Gender issues and concepts of feminism”.
“Strengthening the capacities of local governance and local activism toward effective gender equity policies in Macedonia”, Researcher, ISSHS, 2012-2013;
“A Study on Gender and Media Representation in Macedonia for 2012 and 2013”, Author, ISSHS,2012 – 2013;
“Creating Gender Effective Policies” Researcher, Researcher, ISSHS, 2014;
“Ethnically and Gender Inclusive Grassroot LGBT Movements in Macedonia: Strengthening the Capacities of the Grassroot LBGTI Movement in Macedonia”, co-author, ISSHS 2013;
“Skopje 2014 Project and its Effects on the perception of Macedonian Identity Among the Citizens of Skopje”, ISSHS, co-author, 2013;
“Who owns Alexander the Great: A Question Upon Which EU Enlargement Relies”, ISSHS, co-author, 2013;
“Official Language Usage in Municipalities in the Republic of Macedonia”, ISSHS, co-author, 2014;
“Independent Context Watch 2014”, ISSHS, co-author, 2014;
“Independent Context Watch 2014” ISSHS, co-author, 2015;
“Research for the Understanding and Knowledge of Citizens of Human Rights, and Protection Mechanisms at Their Violation” Helsinki Committee for Human Rights, Skopje, 2015;
Identities:” The Challenges of the Interdisciplinary Character of Teaching Gender Studies”, Co-author, RCGS, 2007, Skopje;
“Gender, Migration and Intercultural Interactions in the Mediterranean and SouthEast Europe, Thematic Report “Intercultural Violence” (WP8), Founded under FP7 – Cooperation – Socio economic Sciences and Humanities;
“Index of Social Inclusion at Local Level”, Project Coordinator, Euro Blkan Press, 2011
“Sexual harassment as a form of violence against women”, Author, unpublished research, University of “St. Cyril and Methodius”, Institute of Sociology, 2005
Ph.D., Program Coordinator, Researcher/Assistant Professor
Ana Blazheva, Ph.D., Program Coordinator, Researcher/ Assistant Professor the Institute of Social Sciences and Humanities – Skopje. She holds MA in sociology and gender studies. She hold a PhD in cultural studies.
As researcher she participated in various education and gender related researches both national and international. Recently she participated as Assistant-researcher of the research for Broadcasting Council of the Republic of Macedonia regarding the gender representation and presence of gender issues in TV media (2012);She was researcher in “Gender, migration and intercultural interaction – GeMIC” (2008 -2011) in the WP5 for Intercultural Education funded under FP7Program of the European Commission Research Directorate General.
Her experience in project management is in the area of education, violence reduction and youth projects. She was coordinator and trainer for National “Program for prevention of violence in schools in R. Macedonia” in partnership with Bureau for development of Education supported by UNICEF
She also participated in different projects as teacher trainer in collaboration with the Bureau for development of education and development of National policy for violence reduction in schools with Ministry of education and science.
She is author of articles, brochures and training manuals for teachers.
Associate professor / Senior Researcher
Kalina Lechevska is a Senior Researcher and an Associate professor at the Institute of Social Sciences and Humanities-Skopje. She has a PhD in Sociology, from the Department for Sociology at the Institute for Sociological, Political and Legal Research, at the University “St.Cyril and Methodius”.
Lechevska has worked on many projects organized by the ISSHS and co-authored the publications: “Freedom of Expression, Association and Entrepreneurship in a Captured State: Macedonia In 2015,” “Technology of State Capture: Overregulation in Macedonian Media and Academia,” “Legalizing Restrictions of the Freedom of the Press,” “Ethnically and Gender Inclusive Grass-Root LGBTI Movement in Macedonia,” “Who owns Alexander the Great?”: A Question Upon Which EU Enlargement Relies”
Ph.D. Senior Researcher/Full Professor
Dona Kolar-Panov is professor of communications and new media. She is also visiting professor at a number of national and international universities, such as Murdoch University (Perth, Australia). Her academic interests are numerous and her interdisciplinary scope encompasses cyberculture, communications, theories of new media and television studies. She is the author of Video, War and the Diasporic Imagination in 2001 by Routledge. The book has had 11 editions since.
Associate professor / Senior Researcher
Dr. Senka Anastasova is associate professor at Institute of Social Sciences and Humanities-Skopje, director of Research Centre in Sciences and Arts, Skopje, philosopher, feminist, writer, author of theoretical books: Theory of Popular Culture. Cultural Studies (2012), Narrative Identities: Christa Wolf and Dubravka Ugresic (2007) and author of hybrid songs books: ,,Gala and Gala” (1997) and ,,Sketch Sequences” (2005).
She is member of American Political Science Association (United States), Political Science Association (PSA), Cultural Studies Association (United States). She teaches: Introduction to Cultural Studies, Post-colonialism, Visual Culture, Culture, Gender and Politics. Her domain of interests are: philosophy of social sciences, theories of culture/subculture, political philosophy, feminist political economy, aesthetics, phenomenology of film. For her scientific work she has received British Voya Kondic Prize (in 2006). She has been associate research fellow at University of Greenwich, University of London, Macquarie University (Sydney) at Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts.
From 2015 she constitutes academic collaboration with Art Institute in San Francisco (United States of America). Has been lecturing at Universities in America, Australia, Belgium, Netherlands, Finland, Greece, Spain, Italy, Germany. Currently she publishes for feminist political economy, postfeminist politics against capitalism, gender gaps, critical issues for world bank economics forum.
Her lecturing ,,Theory of Populism’’ from the last year #APSA2015 attending could be found here: https://isshs.academia.edu/senkaanastasova
Associate professor / Senior Researcher
Marijan Petreski is Associate professor of the Post graduate studies of ISSHS and Vice-Dean for Research School of Business Economics and Management at the University American College – Skopje. He specialized in research and education of applied macro-economy. Petreski made his Phd in economy at Staffordshire University, Great Britain in 2011. His research is published in international journals like Journal of Monetary Economics and Finance и International Journal of Economics. He had presentation on international conferences in: Perugia, London, Barcelona, Luxembourg, Munich, Xiamen, Izmir, Chicago and Moscow. For his research he was awarded as young scientist in 2009 by the Macedonian Academy for Sciences and Arts and with Olga Radzyner award in 2010 by the Central Bank of Austria. His academic interest is in monetary politics and international finance.
Associate professor / Senior Researcher
Prof. Dr. Maja Muhic studied philosophy, cultural anthropology and gender studies. Her interdisciplinary academic experience guides her interest in the field of feminist philosophy, theories of multiculturalism, postcolonial theory, and interpretative / symbolic anthropology. She writes about topics such as the formation and complexity of ethnic identities, multiculturalism, ritual symbolism, etc.
Ph.D. Researcher/Assistant Professor
GORDAN GEORGIEV has been active in the civil sector for 20 years. Georgiev was Executive Director of Forum-CSRD, one of the leading think tanks in Macedonia, and Director of the Macedonian School of Politics, under the auspices of Council of Europe and part of the regional network of Schools of Politics comprising 15 countries from the Balkans, Russia and CIS.
He was also engaged in projects at the _Centre d’Etudes de Relations Internationales (CERI) _in Paris and in the mission of _Charles Leopold Mayer Foundation_’s projects in Congo-Brazzaville and Congo-Kinshasa. He is an expert for Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) and has been working as an expert and independent consultant for Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC) and other international bodies.
His expertise includes research and field projects on democratic stabilization, reconciliation, inter-ethnic relations, political parties’ reform and consolidation, regional political cooperation, international relations and regional security issues, reform of the parliamentary practices, decentralisation and reform of the local-self government.
From 2009 to 2013, Georgiev was elected as MP in the Assembly of the Republic of Macedonia (SDSM), chairing the Committee on Culture.
He holds a BSc and MSc from the _Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris,_ France, in Political Science and International Relations, and he obtained M.A. in European Studies from _King’s College London. _In 2009 he accomplished the Harvard Executive Education programme. Georgiev obtained his PhD in political sciences in 2016, dealing with societal system theories and structures of power.
Apart his contributions in many regional and international journals, Georgiev is a contributing author in “Problems of Representative Democracy in Europe” ed. by Jan Marius Wiersma (2014, Vangennep Amsterdam) and in “Reshaping the image of the political parties in SEE” ed. by Georgi Karasimeonov (2007).
Georgiev is currently Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law, FON University Skopje.