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Petricevic, Vanja (PhD)

Associate Professor
Department of Political Science & Public Administration
Office: MH 0151
Phone: 239-590-7837

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Ph.D., Georgia State University
M.A., Georgia State University
B.A., Agnes Scott College


International Relations, Comparative Politics, European Politics, Politics of Extremism, International Armed Conflicts, Democratization, Post-Conflict Peacebuilding

Courses Offered

Comparative Politics
European Politics
European Union Studies
Introduction to Comparative Politics
International Organizations
International Armed Conflicts
Politics of Extremism
Theories of International Relations

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). 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, the Swedish Women's Educational Association Award, and the Faculty Fellowship to Israel.

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. 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.

Since 2017, Dr. Petricevic has been serving as a Fellow at the Canadian Global Affairs Institute.