Milica Trakilović is a cum laude graduate of the Research Master Programme Gender and Ethnicity at Utrecht University, where she is currently teaching in the Department of Media and Culture Studies/Graduate Gender Programme. Her research interests are focused on visual culture, feminist art practice, postcolonial configurations, and postsocialist transitions.
Milica’s research interests and scholarly trajectory are closely connected to questions of belonging and alienation, with a more refined interest towards issues of post-Yugoslav political transitions and the possibility for the creation of alternative spaces and discourses through art and activism. Understanding artistic interventions as instances of disruption into normative frameworks, she has put forward a synthesis of art and theory in her RMA thesis in exploring the ideology of ‘the body of the nation’ through selected artistic performances, making a case for the consideration of artistic production in the creation of agential multiplicities in post-Yugoslav spaces. Currently a PhD student at Utrecht University in the Netherlands, her current research asks, through an interdisciplinary approach comprised of memory-, gender- and postcolonial studies, how counternarratives produced through art can be viewed as offering a problematization of the stagnant realities and discourses that characterize Europe today. It puts forward a consideration of art from the ex–Yugoslav region as a site of resistance to a binary logic that serves to keep Europe’s ideological divide in place.
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Working languages: Bosnian/Serbian/Croatian, English, Dutch