Gordana Uzelac is Senior Lecturer in Sociology who specialises in theories of nations and nationalism, issues of ethnic and national identity in the former Yugoslavia and in the UK. She applies her expertise in quantitative and qualitative methodology on studying perceptions of the nation as well as forms of nationalist ideologies. Gordana joined LondonMet in 2002 after accomplishing her PhD studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism at LSE. Her publications include monograph 'The Development of the Croatian Nation: An Historical and Sociological Analysis' (2006) and with Atsuko Ichijo an edited volume entitled 'When is the Nation? Towards an Understanding of Theories of Nationalism' (2005).
Gordana is a member of Global Diversities and Inequalities research centre at London Met and is currently working on the project entitled 'World problem, national solutions? The impact of national past on behaviour during the pandemic', funded by Health Research Board, Republic of Ireland (€185,000) based in University College Dublin. She is also working on her project on Economic Nationalism in the UK.
Gordana is mostly teaching modules on Sociology and Criminology courses. These include mostly teaching both undergraduate and postgraduate level social research methods. However, her pet module is Religion and the State where she thoroughly enjoys challenging discussions with her students. She is also the course leader for Psychology and Sociology BSc, a small course that for some reason attracts amazing students!
- Uzelac, G (2020) Charisma and communities of feeling, Nations and Nationalism, 07 October 2020, https://doi.org/10.1111/nana.12658.
- Uzelac, G (2019) Legitimacy of Death: National Appropriation of the Fallen, Nationalities, 47(4), pp. 647-659, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/nps.2018.3.
- Uzelac, G (2010) National Ceremonies: The Pursuit of Authenticity, Ethnic and Racial Studies, 33(10), pp. 1718-36, https://doi.org/10.1080/01419871003703243.
- Leach, P, Paraskeva, C and Uzelac, G (2010) Human Rights Fact-Finding: Examining the Role of the European Court of Human Rights, Netherlands Quarterly of Human Rights, 28(1) pp. 41-77, https://doi.org/10.1177/016934411002800103.
- Malesevic, S And Uzelac, G (2007) A nation-state without the nation? The trajectories of nation-formation in Montenegro, Nations and Nationalism, 13(4).
- Uzelac, G (2006) The Development of the Croatian Nation: An Historical and Sociological Analysis. Ceredigion: The Edwin Mellen Press, ISBN: 0773457917
- Ichijo, A and Uzelac, G /Eds/ (2005) When is the Nation? Towards an Understanding of Theories of Nationalism, London: Routledge, ISBN: 0415354935
- Stephenson, S and Uzelac, G (2003) Students' Attitudes towards Group Presentation Assessment: A Survey at London Metropolitan University, Investigations in University Teaching and Learning, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 71-78.
- Uzelac, G (2002) Morphogenesis of Nation, in Malesevic, S. and Haugaard, M. /eds/ Making Sense of Collectivity, London: Pluto Press, pp. 138-166.
- Uzelac, G. (2002) When is the Nation? Constituent Elements and Processes, Geopolitics, Vol. 7, No. 2, pp. 33-52.
- Uzelac, G (1999) Perceptions of the Nation: The Example of Croatian Students in 1993, Canadian Review of the Studies in Nationalism, Vol. XXVI, No. 1-2, 123-138.
- Uzelac, G (1998) Franjo Tudjman's Nationalist Ideology. East European Quarterly, 31(4), pp. 449-472.
- Uzelac, G and Malesevic, S (1997) Ethnic Distance, Power and War: The Case of Croatian Students, Nations and Nationalism, Vol. 3, No. 2, pp. 291-298.
- Culig, B and Uzelac, G (1992) Politicki stavovi i vizija buducnosti, in Caldarovic, O, Mesic, M and A Stulhofer (eds) Sociologija i rat, Zagreb: Hrvatsko sociolosko drustvo.
- Leach, P, Paraskeva, C and Uzelac, G (2009) International Human Rights and Fact-finding: An analysis of the fact-finding missions conducted by the European Commission and Court of Human Rights, Human Rights and Social Justice Institute, London Metropolitan University, ISBN 0-9549419-5-0.
- Lovett, J, Uzelac, G, Horvat, M and Kelly, L et al (2007) Rape in the 21st Century; Old Behaviours, New Contexts and Emerging Power.
- Uzelac, G. and Ichijo, A. (2003) Us and them: a quantitative analysis of perceptions of the nation and Europe among the British population; Representations of Europe and the nation in current and prospective member-states: media, elites and civil society (Final Report).
- 2021-23 – Operation Soteria Bluestone 2 – Pilar 5 Methodologist
- 2020-21 – World problem, national solutions? The impact of national past on behaviour during the pandemic, funded by Health Research Board, Republic of Ireland (€185,000) based in University College Dublin, PI Prof. Sinisa Malesevic; Role: co-applicant, methodologist, responsible for England.
- 2007-2008 – International Human Rights and Fact Finding, funded by the Nuffield Foundation (£65,000), based at Human Rights and Social Justice Research Institute, London Metropolitan University, 18-month project; Role: co-applicant, quantitative methodologist.
- 2006-2007: Rape in the 21st Century: Old Behaviors, New Contexts and Emerging Patterns, ESRC funded (£40,000), based at Child and Woman Abuse Studies Unit, London Metropolitan University, 12-month project; Role: co-applicant, quantitative methodologist.
- 2002-2004: EURONAT: Representations of Europe and the nation in current and prospective member-states: media, elites and civil society, funded by the European Commission Research DG, for the period 2001-2004, based at European University Institute's Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, Florence; Role: main quantitative methodologist for LSE partners.
Recent presentations and conferences
- 2022 – BSA Annual Conference "Building Equality and Justice Now" – Special Event "World Problem, National Solutions" – Presentation title: The Impact of Trust in Institutions on Vaccination;
- 2022 – Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory, University of Belgrade, Serbia - PANEL: Nationalism, National Past and COVID-19
- 2021 – BSA Annual Conference "Remaking the Future" – Presentation title: Bargaining with migrants: The Rhetoric of Economic Nationalism
Course Leader for Psychology and Sociology BSc (Hons)