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Vanja Petricevic, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Phone: (239) 590-7837
Office: MH 151

Dr. Vanja Petricevic received her Ph.D. in Political Science from Georgia State University. Her dissertation examined the European Union member states' compliance with the European Union anti-discrimination law. She has been the recipient of the Fulbright-Schuman Fellowship, the Belgian American Educational Foundation Fellowship, the Government of Belgium (Flemish Community) Fellowship, the National Scholarship of the Slovak Republic, and the Swedish Women's Educational Association Award. She held Visiting Researcher positions at several institutions and think tanks across Europe, including the Center for European Policy Studies in Brussels, the University of Antwerp, the European Parliament (Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs), and the Slovak Academy of Sciences in Bratislava. She conducted her postdoctoral research at Linköping University in Sweden. Her teaching interests are in international and comparative politics and her research interests focus on European Politics, particularly political integration and compliance in the European Union, processes of democratization and EU accession, and right-wing extremism and violence. Prior to joining Florida Gulf Coast University, she taught at Georgia State University and the Georgia Institute of Technology.