Ph.D. Researcher/Assistant Professor
Zdravko Saveski (1976) is a researcher at the Institute of Social Sciences and Humanities. He has PhD in Political Science from the Institute for Sociological, Political and Legal Research, at the University “St. Cyril and Methodius”. Previously, he was professor at FON University – Skopje.
He is author of Democracy: Models and Dilemmas (2011) and Beyond Uniform
Thinking: Rediscovery of the Left (2006), coauthor of several books including No pasarán: Participation of fighters from Macedonia in the Spanish Civil War (2016), Nationalism in/inside Context: Cooperation of Albanians and Macedonians from the Ilinden Uprising until the People’s Liberation War (2014), Wealth and Poverty in Macedonia (2013) and Devaluation of Labour: Analysis of Labour Law Legislation during the Period of Transition (2010), as well as editor of Strike: Experiences and Actualities (2011).
He deals with translation too. His most recent translation is Jason Hickel’s book “The Divide: A Brief Guide to Global Inequality and its Solutions” (Az-buki, 2019).
Phone/Fax: +389 2 3113 059
Ph.D. Researcher/Assistant Professor
Irena Cvetkovic holds a PhD in gender studies. As a younger researcher she has worked on many research projects in the fields of sociology, gender studies, and media. She is the author behind the socially engaged blog Fem Guerilla, and afterwards was a columnist in the Dnevnik newspaper. She is an activist for the human rights of marginalized communities, and has a special focus on LGBT people’s rights, drug users and sex workers. She is active in several formal and informal activist associations. At the momenth, she is the Executive Director of Coalition Margini.
Ph.D., Researcher/Assistant Professor
Risto Karajkov holds a PhD in international development from the University of Bologna where he specialized in foreign aid to the Balkans in the period of transition, and an MS from the University of Trento. He holds several fellowship among which with the Centre for Civil Society Studies from the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, US, and UNU-WIDER in Helsinki. His fields of interest include foreign assistance and donor policies with particular focus on EU pre-accession aid, international civil society and NGOs, project development and evaluation, as well as Balkans affairs. He has taught at the Integrated Business Faculty in Skopje. He has contributed as journalist/analyst to a number of international media including but not limited to the Osservatorio Balcani, The International Herald Tribune, The New York Times, European Voice, Il Riformista. He is the founder and director of DeSo, a development & management consultancy based in Skopje.
Michael O’Rourke is a visiting professor at ISSHS, Dublin Independent Colleges, GCAS and others. He is an author of Queer Insists (Brooklyn NY: Punctum Books, 2014), which appeared on the list of 101 important books in the field of critical theory published by http://www.critical-theory.com/88-critical-theory-books-th…/
Ph.D., ull Professor / Senior Researcher
Jason Adams (born 1975) is Senior Researcher/Full Professor at the Institute of Social Sciences and Humanities-Skopje and Co-Founder and Co-Director at the The New Centre for Research&Practice, as well as Editor-in-Chief of Conatus Publishing.
In 2002, Adams completed a BA in Political Economy & Social Change at The Evergreen State College, in Olympia, WA, USA. He received an MA from Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada in 2004, where he studied under critical theory/communication theorists Andrew Feenberg and Ian Angus. In 2010, he completed his first Ph.D in political theory and cultural studies from the University of Hawaii, where he studied with Michael J. Shapiro and Kathy Ferguson. And in 2012, he completed his second Ph.D from the European Graduate School, where he focused on radical cultural and political thought with dissertation advisors Giorgio Agamben and Wolfgang Schirmacher. Following a Visiting Assistant Professorship at Williams College (2011-2012).
Adams works in several fields including Political Theory, Political Economy, Cultural Studies and Media Studies. He is author of Occupy Time: Technoculture, Immediacy and Resistance After Occupy Wall Street (Palgrave Macmillan), the co-editor of Deleuze and Race (Edinburgh University Press) and has written for such journals and periodicals as Radical Philosophy, boundary 2, Critical Inquiry, New Political Science, In These Times, TruthOut and Z Magazine. From 2004-2010, he was Managing Editor for the Johns Hopkins University Press journal Theory & Event, before founding Conatus Publishing.
Risto Aleksovski, is the public relation officer for the Institute of social sciences and humanities also a junior researcher. His main contribution to the research done by the ISSHS is gathering the data, data mining and visualization. The projects that he work on are: “”Who owns Alexander the Great?”: A Question Upon Which EU Enlargement Relies,” (data gathering and data visualization), “Ethnically and Gender Inclusive Grass-Root LGBTI Movements in Macedonia” (data gathering and data visualization), “Official Language Usage in Municipalities in the Republic of Macedonia” (data gathering), “Legalizing Restrictions of the Freedom of the Press” (data visualization), “TECHNOLOGY OF STATE CAPTURE Overregulation in Macedonian Media and Academia” (data mining and data visualization), Freedom of expression, association and entrepreneurship in a captured state: Macedonia in 2015 (data visualization), “Прирачник за застапување заснован на податоци“ /Manuel for advocacy based on data/ (research and data visualization). He is one of the creators of the campaign #заробенадржава and its web site and also the creator of the on line campaign that emerged from the publication “Legalizing Restrictions of the Freedom of the Press.”
Phone/Fax: +389 2 3113 059
Prof. Svetlana Slapšak Prof. Nina Power Prof. Andrea Peto Prof. Krasimira Daskalova Prof. Michael O’ Rourke Prof. Jason Adams Prof. Miglena Nikolchina Prof. Jelisaveta Blagojević
Prof. Svetlana Slapšak
Prof. Nina Power
Prof. Andrea Peto
Prof. Krasimira Daskalova
Prof. Michael O’ Rourke
Prof. Jason Adams
Prof. Miglena Nikolchina
Prof. Jelisaveta Blagojević