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Dr. Vanja Petricevic received her Ph.D. in Political Science from Georgia State University. She is the author of the book Compliance Patterns with EU Anti-Discrimination Legislation (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015). 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. 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 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 and was a Visiting Scholar at the University of Calgary, Canada. Her teaching interests are in international and comparative politics. She also teaches courses on special topics such as Politics of Extremism, European Politics, and International Organizations. Prior to joining Florida Gulf Coast University, she taught at Georgia State University and the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs at Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta.
In 2017, Dr. Petricevic has been selected to serve as a Fellow at the Canadian Global Affairs Institute.