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, Associate Professor at the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Niš, is affiliated to the Centre for Foreign Languages which she is currently the Head of. She is also the Coordinator of the PhD in Foreign Language Philologies and the Coordinator of the MA in Translation.

She teaches English Language at the BA level and Translation in Non-Literary Texts, Consecutive, Conference and Simultaneous Interpreting, Localisation of Commercial Content in the Digital Environment as well as Multimodality and Discourse at the MA level. At the PhD level she teaches Methodology of Linguistic Research, Language and the Digital Environment as part of the course Linguistics and Interdisciplinarity, Applied Linguistics as well as the Theory of Cultural Linguistics in the Study of Translation.

Her research interests are in the fields of Computer Assisted Language Learning, the Study of Translation and Multimodal/Digital Media Discourse. She has published extensively in various national and international journals, four 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.


Ana Kocić Stanković, PhD

Ana Kocić Stanković currently works as an Associate Professor of American and African American Studies and American Literature at the English Department of the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Niš, Serbia.

She completed her BA studies at the English Department of the Faculty of Philosophy in Niš and received her MA degree from the School of Education, University of Nottingham, UK, in 2007. Since 2017, after defending her thesis The Collective Representations of Minority Groups in the Culture and Literature of Colonial America, she has held a PhD in Anglo-American literature and culture from the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Niš, Serbia. Besides teaching courses in American literature, history and culture (American Literature – the Classics, Drama and Poetry/Short Story; American Studies), she has designed and taught a BA elective course in African American Studies, an MA elective course called Images of Others in American Literature and Culture and a PhD elective course American Women Writers. Ana Kocić Stanković has authored a textbook The African American Experience: An Introduction (2021) and a number of papers in national and international academic journals and has presented her work at various international academic conferences and seminars.

She has been a member of The European Society for the Study of English (ESSE) and The Serbian Association for the Study of English (SASE) since 2009. She is also acting president of the Serbian Association for Anglo-American Studies (UASS) and a member of The European Association for American Studies (EAAS) and the Association for American Studies in South East Europe (AASSEE). Her areas of academic interest include: African American literature and history, American literature – the classics and drama, American women and other minority writers and American colonial history.