Our commitment to a diverse and inclusive work environment is a significant factor in our success. We have a strong belief that the diversity of our people drives creativity, innovation, and collaboration. We welcome all individuals of different backgrounds and origins of varied expertise to join us. Our Advisory Board and Research Council will make sure that we select top-notch professionals into our Fellowship and Grants programs, and choose promising activities to develop. Our academics, fellows, and staff together create a vibrant community that brings meaningful interdisciplinary exchange.

Board of Directors

Danica Borisavljevic, M.A.
Chair of the Board of Directors

Dr. Dennis Krasnokutsky
Chief of Operations

Dr. Rastko Jakovljevic
Director of the Institute

Ryan Haynes Dunn
Secretary of the Institute


Prof. Sonia Tamar Seeman
Ethnomusicology, Middle Eastern, and Gender Studies

Dr. Dennis Krasnokutsky
Music Art and Performance

Dr. Timkehet Teffera Mekonen
African Cultural Studies and Ethnomusicology

Prof. Dragan Kujundzic
Jewish, Germanic, and Slavic Studies

Dr. Rastko Jakovljevic
Cultural Anthropology and Ethnomusicology

Prof. Stephen T. Russell
Human Development, Family Sciences, and Human Ecology

Dr. Maja Bogojevic
Film and Visual Arts Theory

Prof. Gisa Jähnichen
Ethnomusicology and Sound Archiving

Prof. Tihomir Milicevic
Apodemics, Spatial Humanities, and Phytopatology

Vittorio Comelli, PsyD
Behavioral Sciences and Clinical Psychology

Dr. Zvonko Markovic
Applied Arts and Fashion Design

Prof. Pelin Kadercan
History, Middle Eastern Studies, Cultural and Diplomatic Relations, and International Human Rights

Dr. Ana Hofman
Ethnomusicology and Cultural Anthropology

Dr. Bernard Harbas
Philosophy, Sociology, and Postmodern Theory


Ryan Haynes Dunn

Daniel Pascu, M.A.

Vladimir Grabulov, M.A.
Advisor for Financial Planning and Audit

Saska Popovic M.S. HRM, PHR
Director of Human Resources

Artem Gurevich, M.A.
Public and Media Relations Specialist

Suzana Culum, M.A.
Liaison Officer for Creative Industry

Marko Vuckovic, M.A.
Industrial, Graphic, and Web Design

Nikola Jelic, M.S.
IT Development

Mima Kovacevic, B.A.
Human Resources Generalist Intern

Fellows and Associates

To be announced.


H. R. H. Princess Elizabeth Karageorgevich of Yugoslavia

Slobodan Miseljic, MD

Vinko Rosa, M.A.

Dr. Rastko Jakovljevic

Prof. Stephen T. Russell

Srdjan Josimov

Zeljko Napijalo, M.A.

Prof. Dragan Kujundzic