My name is Anja Vojvodic. I research women's political participation in Central and Eastern Europe. My PhD from Rutgers University (2020) is in Women and Politics and Comparative Politics.
During the 2011-2012 academic year, I was a Fulbright Fellow in Serbia, where I interviewed over 15 women Parliamentarians on their experiences as politicians in the country. I based my doctoral research on this experience.
Before I entered a PhD program in Political Science in 2014, I worked for several non-profit organizations, including Downtown Alliance NY, The Legal Aid Society and the YIVO Institute. I also interned at the US FUND for UNICEF and the City Council of New York.
In addition to my PhD, I have two Master's Degrees: one from New York University in Global Affairs (2011) and one from Rutgers University in Political Science (2017). My BA was awarded in 2005 from the Macaulay Honors College at CUNY Queens College.
I currently teach Global Politics and Law and Human Rights in the United States at LaGuardia Community College where I am a Lecturer. I also teach a course called Comparative Women's Movements at Rutgers University. The picture to your right was taken an hour after my dissertation defense in April 2020. So cheers to that and you, of course.