Research interests

Spatial and Urban Sociology, Social Practices, Social Ontology, Epistemology


Biography

Dr Stefan Janković (Belgrade, 1987) gained BA, MA and PhD degrees in Sociology from the Faculty of Philosophy – University of Belgrade. He was awarded with Dr Zoran Đinđić prize for best graduate, master or magisterial thesis in philosophy and sociology for his MA thesis Cultural Production and Urban Space: An Example of Sociogenesis of New York Graffiti. As part of the Institute’s team working on the project Challenges of New Social Integration in Serbia: Concepts and Actors, funded by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Serbia, he has participated in numerous national and international research projects. Some of them are Characteristics of territorial capital in Serbia: structural and action potential of local development (2015), Culture of giving birth: current reproductive strategies of females in Serbia (2017), Eurostudent (2017) and Research on everyday life of households and individuals within current social changes in Serbia (2018). As of 2018 he has been appointed Field Director in Serbia’s European Social Survey National Team. Parallel to being engaged in both quantitative and qualitative research, his professional development covers participation in numerous seminars and summer schools. In 2015, he stayed at the Department of Historical Sociology, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic. He is a member of Regional Studies Association (UK). Ocasionally, he serves as a reviewer for the journals Sociologija, Filozofija i društvo and Stanovništvo.


Selected publications

Koelemaij, Jorn, Janković, Stefan. 2019. Behind the Frontline of the Belgrade Waterfront: A Reconstruction of the Early Implementation Phase of a Transnational Real Estate Development ProjectExperiencing Postsocialist Capitalism: Urban Changes and Challenges in Serbia, Petrović Jelisaveta, Backović, Vera (eds.). Belgrade: Institute for Sociological Research, 45-65.

Janković, Stefan. 2019. Sociološko polje, fraktalne distinkcije i moral: o povoju analitičke sociologijeSociologija. Vol. LXI, No. 1, 5-31.

Janković, Stefan, Zvijer, Nemanja. 2019. Od informacije do podatka: procesi i socijalne dimenzije proizvodnje statističkih podataka, u: Statifikacijske promene u periodu konsolidacije kapitalizma u Srbiji, Lazić, M. i Cvejić, S. (ur.). Beograd, Institut za sociološka istraživanja. 275-302.

Bobić, Mirjana, Janković, Stefan (ur.) 2017. Towards Understanding of Contemporary Migration. Causes, Consequences, Policies, Reflections. Institute for Sociological Research, Serbian Sociological Association, Belgrade.

Bobić, Mirjana, Janković, Stefan. 2017. Introduction: A New Spectre Haunting Europe?. Towards Understanding of Contemporary Migration. Causes, Consequences, Policies, Reflections. Bobić, Mirjana, Janković, Stefan (ur.). Institute for Sociological Research, Serbian Sociological Association, Belgrade: XIII-XXVI.

Janković, Stefan. 2017. Stuck In-between: Exploring the Liminality Inside the Migratory Transfer to Europe. Towards Understanding of Contemporary Migration. Causes, Consequences, Policies, Reflections. Bobić, Mirjana, Janković, Stefan (ur.). Institute for Sociological Research, Serbian Sociological Assocation, Belgrade: 241-267.

Janković, Stefan, Kubiček, Andrej. 2016. Between Latency and Political Mobilization: (Con)figurations of Ethno-National Identity Among the Bureaucratic-Political Elite of Serbia. Sociologija. Vol. LVIII, No. 4, str. 552-577.

Janković, Stefan. 2015.  Osnove arhitektonike društvenog prostora: ka teorijskoj elaboraciji iz prakseološke perspektive. Društvo i prostor. Epistemologija prostora. Društveni prostor i kulturnoistorijska značenja. Milenković, P, Stojšin, S. i Pajvančić-Cizelj A. (ur.). Srpsko sociološko društvo. Beograd; Institut za uporedno pravo, Beograd; Filozofski fakultet, Novi Sad: 13-32.

Janković, Stefan. 2013. Uloga kulturnih i strukturnih činilaca u objašnjenju marginalnog društvenog položaja u SAD – dileme i dometi. Sociologija. Vol. LV, No. 3: 395-416.

Janković Stefan. 2013. Insights Into the Political Conditions in the Western Balkans – Book Review. European Quarterly of Political Attitudes and Mentalities. Vol. 2, No.1: 86-88.


Selected presentations

Janković, Stefan. 2019. Inhabiting the Urban: Could the Concept of Dwelling be an Alternative for Urban Analytics?. Catference – International Urban Geographies of Post-communist States Conference, Faculty of Geography, Belgrade, 25-27 Septembar 2019.

Zvijer, Nemanja, Janković, Stefan. 2018. Od informacije do podatka: proces rekonstrukcije terenskog dela jednog sociološkog istraživanja. Društveni odnosi u Srbiji: kontinuitet i promene. Filozofski fakultet Beograd, 21. decembar 2018.

Janković, Stefan. Može li priroda da govori za sebe? O nekim problemima vezivanja politike i ekologije. Vlasinski susreti, Vlasinsko jezero, 14-15. septembar 2018.

Janković, Stefan. 2018. Being De-localised: A Draft for Comprehending of Places as Chiasms. Places and Technologies 2018. Beograd, 26-27. april 2018.

Janković, Stefan. 2017. Između socio-istoricizma i geo-morfizma: o mogućnostima izgradnje jedne topologije praksi. Globalna kriza neoliberalnog oblika kapitalističke regulacije i lokalne posledice: slučaj Srbije. Filozofski fakultet Beograd, 17-18. novembar 2017.

Janković, Stefan. 2017. Prirode/kulture: neke lekcije i problemi simetrične antropologije. Vlasinski susreti. Vlasinsko jezero, 27-28. oktobar 2017.

Janković, Stefan, Koelemaij, Jorn. 2017. Spaces behind Space: Revealing the Vertical and Horizontal Topologies of Power behind Belgrade Waterfront. Regional Studies Association Annual Meeting 2017. The Great Regional Awakening: New Directions, Dablin, Republika Irska, 4-7. juna 2017.

Janković, Stefan. 2016. Hijazmička struktura mesta: principi lokalizacijskog ukrštanja društvenog. Čovijek i prostor, Hrvatsko filozofsko društvo, Zagreb, Hrvatska, 15-17. decembar 2016.

Janković, Stefan, Koelemaij, Jorn. 2016. A Peculiar Case of Post-socialist Urban Transformation: Analyzing Processes and Struggles Around the Belgrade Waterfront Project. Post-Socialism: Hybridity, Continuity and Change, Novi Sad, Serbia, June 25th-26th, 2016.

Koelemaij, Jorn, Janković, Stefan. 2016. Mobile Urban Megaproject Policies: How Abu Dhabi Constructs Belgrade’s Waterfront. American Association of Geographers 2016 Annual Meeting, San Francisco, SAD, April 2nd-9th, 2016.

Janković, Stefan. 2012. The Future Geopolitical Patterns and the Balkan States. Predictions From the Perspective of Geopolitical Theory. Political Attitudes and Mentalities – The Historical Heritage of Europe: A Challenge for the Future of Political Analysis, Bucharest, Romania, 5th September 2012.