M.A. Student – Class of 2022
Citizenship: Serbia and United Kingdom
I grew up in Niš, a city in southern Serbia, and have Serbian and British nationality. To further my education, I moved to the UK at the age of sixteen, studying sociology, politics, and German. Before university, I moved to London and volunteered for a church, food bank, and a debt advice charity. I completed a B.A. in International Relations at Durham University, where I focused my dissertation on the impact of the trade-labour linkage in EU trade agreements on labour rights. Learning about the global political economy during my undergraduate degree, being involved with poverty alleviation initiatives, and living in Serbia have all significantly shaped my academic agenda towards global economic injustice. At Columbia, I aim to focus on global labour rights and corporate conduct, using this opportunity to review and reimagine global corporate responsibility and the humanitarian consequences of the political economy. Having been moved by the urgency of labour exploitation in Serbia, I hope to use my professional career to address this injustice, in my own locality and beyond.