The Executive


Vladimir Ž. Jovanović, PhD

Vladimir Ž. Jovanović was born in 1968 in Skopje, North Macedonia and since 1981 he has been living and working in Niš, Serbia. He completed his primary and secondary education in Niš, Serbia.

In 1992, Vladimir finished a course of studies in English language and literature at the English Department of the University of Niš. He obtained his M.A. degree in Linguistics at Belgrade University in 1999, while the Ph.D. degree was conferred on him by Niš University in 2004. Currently, he is employed as a full professor at the English Department of Niš University, teaching language and linguistic subjects. For the past several years, he has been teaching the subjects of English Morphology, Descriptive Grammar, Lexical Elements in English, Contemporary English 7, Functional English and Contrastive Analysis at the Faculty of Philosophy to both B.A. and Ph.D. students.

Jovanović has published four monographs and university text books, as well as authored and co-authored more than 50 papers published in journals and collections of papers. He has participated in seven scientific and professional projects so far, funded by the Research Support Scheme and Social Science Research Council, the European Commission – Tempus REFLESS project (2010-2013), where he took part as project coordinator for Niš University, the last of which was the national project funded by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Advancement (178002) titled Languages and Cultures in Time and Space.

During the period 2006-2010, he was at the office of Vice Dean for Research and International Affairs at the Faculty of Philosophy Niš University, as well as the editor-in-chief of the Publishing unit at the faculty. From 2013 till 2017, professor Jovanović was editor-in-chief of the scientific journal Facta Universitatis: Series Linguistics and Literature published by the University of Niš.

He has taught various courses within BA, MA and PHD curricula at the English Department of Niš University, Serbia; East Sarajevo University, Bosnia-Herzegovina; International University, Serbia and Union University, Serbia.

Vladimir Jovanović has attended a number of specialized seminars for academic staff in terms of linguistics, teacher training, curriculum design and distance learning. He has been a member of the European Society for Studying English (ESSE), and the Serbian Society of Applied Linguistics for a number of years. His interests include Morphology, Contrastive Linguistics, Pragmatics and Discourse Analysis.


Jasmina Đorđević, PhD

Jasmina Đorđević is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Niš. She is affiliated to the Centre for Foreign Languages which she is currently the Head of. She teaches General English at the BA level and English for Specific Purposes at the MA level.

At the PhD level she teaches Language and the Digital Environment as part of the course Linguistics and Interdisciplinarity as well as Applied Linguistics. She is an active member of several teams at the Faculty of Philosophy who are preparing the documentation for the accreditation of various study programmes, such as MA in Digital Humanities and PhD in Philology and she is in charge of the preparation of the study programme MA in Translation.

She was born in Germany and lived there for thirteen years so that she is native in German and Serbian. She completed her BA, MA and PhD at the Faculty of Philosophy in Niš. She started her career as an English language teacher at the levels of elementary and secondary education where she spent the first fourteen years of her career. Twelve years ago, she started pursuing her career in tertiary education only. Her research interests are in the fields of Computer Assisted Language Learning, the Study of Translation and Digital Media Discourse. She has published extensively in various national and international journals, three monographs, three textbooks and numerous book chapters. She has presented her work at different national and international conferences, prepared and conducted workshops, seminars, webinars and training programmes for English language teachers, translators and interpreters. She is active as a peer reviewer for several national and international journals as well as a mentor to both MA and PhD students. She has been a visiting professor and mentor at the Faculty of Philology in Nikšić, University of Montenegro for the last eight years.

Jasmina Đorđević has participated, coordinated or managed numerous projects within various funding programmes, such as DAAD, TEMPUS, COST, the Ministry of Education, Science and Technical Development of the Republic of Serbia, the Faculty of Philosophy, etc. The projects have been focused on various subjects ranging from linguistics to digital literacy. She has been a member of ESSE and the Serbian Association of the Study of English for more than a decade and is a sworn interpreter and translator for the German and English language appointed by the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Serbia.


Sanja Ignjatović, PhD

Born in 1986, Sanja Ignjatović received her BA (2014) and MA (2015) degrees in English Language and Literature at the English Department at the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Niš, and completed the doctoral studies of Philology at the same university (2020).

The research for her master thesis, “Alice Munro’s Narratives in the Short Story Collections Something I’ve Been Meaning to Tell You and Dear Life – Beyond Realist Fiction” (2015), sparked the interest in the broad field of poststructuralist and postmodern literary and critical theories, and extended the scope of her interest to Canadian literature, particularly the contemporary Canadian short story. The interest in interdisciplinary approaches resulted in papers such as “Interpreting the Present – The Rhetorical Function of Time in Michel Houellebecq’s Submission” (co-authored, 2017), “Feminist Voices in Alice Munro’s Selected Short Stories” (2017), “Space Representation in Zsuzsi Gartner’s All the Anxious Girl on Earth” (2018), “Defining Motherhood – Three Canadian Short Stories” (2018), “The Linguistic Groundwork for Cognitive Poetics” (2018) and “The Post- in Contemporary Canadian Short Fiction” (2019), among other.

Currently a teaching assistant at the Department of English, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Niš, her engagement includes appreciation classes in Canadian Studies, Medieval English Literature, Renaissance English Literature, Shakespeare – Special Course 1 and British Studies. She is a member of the Central European Association for Canadian Studies (CEACS) and the Serbian Association for the Study of English (SASE).

Prior to her teaching position at the Department of English, she was the first American Corner Niš intern and a volunteer-associate (2010-2015), an associate and official translator for the Serbian delegation of Handicap International at the international project around the banning of cluster munitions and the Convention (CMC), and the license holder and organizer of the first TEDxNiš Event in 2011.