Some of my work (in English) published to date – for work in progress, slides or conference papers, please get in touch.

Journal articles:

Bacevic, J. 2021a. No such thing as sociological excuses? Performativity, rationality, and social scientific expertise in late liberalism. European Journal of Social Theory,

Bacevic, J. 2021b. Epistemic autonomy and the Free Nose Guy problem. The Philosopher (Spring 2021),

Bacevic, J. 2020. Unthinking knowledge production: from post-Covid to post-carbon futures, Globalizations, DOI: 10.1080/14747731.2020.1807855

Bacevic, J. 2019. Knowing Neoliberalism. Social Epistemology, DOI:

Bacevic, J. 2018. With or Without U? Assemblage theory and (de)territorializing the university. Globalisation, Societies and Education, [pdf]

Bacevic, J. and Muellerleile, C. 2017. The Moral Economy of Open Access. European Journal of Social Theory, SAGE Online First

Nokkala, T. and Bacevic, J. 2014. University Autonomy, Agenda Setting and the Construction of Agency: the case of the European University Association in the European Higher Education Area, European Educational Research Journal, Vol. 3 No. 16, 2014, pp. 699-714.

Bacevic, J. 2014. (Education for) work sets you free: ‘employability’ and higher education in former Yugoslavia and its successor states, European Journal of Higher Education, Vol. 4 No. 3, pp. 281-296

Bacevic, J. 2011. Borders of the Europe of Knowledge? Higher Education, Mobility and Knowledge Transfer in the Western Balkans, Der Donauraum Vol. 51 Nos. 3-4, pp. 211-224.

Bacevic, J. 2010. Masters or servants? Power and discourse in Serbian higher education reform, Social Anthropology, Vol. 18 No.1, pp. 43–56.

Books (monographs):

Bacevic, J. 2014. From Class to Identity: Politics of Education Reforms in Former Yugoslavia. Budapest and New York, NY: Central European University Press.

Book chapters:

Bacevic, J. 2018. University under attack? Politics, contestation and agency beyond the neoliberal university. In: R. Barnett and M. Peters (eds). The Idea of the University: Contemporary Perspectives. New York: Peter Lang. [pre-publication version, 2016]

Bacevic, J. 2017. Beyond the Third Mission: Toward an Actor-Based Account of Universities’ Relationship with Society. In: H. Ergül and S. Coşar, eds.: Universities in the Neoliberal Era: Academic Cultures and Critical Perspectives. London: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 21-39.

Bacevic, J. 2016. “Education, Conflict, and Class Reproduction in Socialist Yugoslavia”, In: R. Archer, I. Duda and P. Stubbs, eds: Social Inequalities and Discontent in Yugoslav Socialism. London: Routledge, pp. 77-93.

Bacevic, J. 2015. “They had sex, drugs and rock’n’roll; we’ll have mini-jobs and loans to pay” – Transition, social change and student movements in the post-Yugoslav region, In: S. Horvat and I. Štiks, eds. Welcome to the Desert of Post-Socialism! Radical Politics After Yugoslavia. London: Verso.

Bacevic, J. 2015. ‘Divided Universities, Divided Societies? Higher Education, Elite Mobilisation, and Politics of Identity in the former Yugoslavia’, in F. Bieber and H. Heppner (eds) Universities and Elite Formation in Central, Eastern and South Eastern Europe, Vienna: LIT Verlag, 267-283.

Bacevic, J. 2014. “What kind of university for what kind of society? Nation-states, postnational constellations, and higher education in the post-Yugoslav space”, in Zgaga, P., Teichler, U. and J. Brennan (eds) The globalization challenge for European higher education, New York: Peter Lang, 287-308.

Book fora and discussion pieces:

Bacevic, J. 2017. Solving the Democratic Problem. Social Epistemology Review and Reply Collective 6, no. 5 (2017): 50-52.

Bacevic, J. 2017. Critters, critics, and Californian theory: review of Haraway’s Staying with the trouble. Goldsmiths Political economy research centre (PERC) Anthropocene reading group, 2016/7.

Encyclopaedia/handbook entries, reports:

Bacevic, J. (with Terhi Nokkala). 2018. Agenda Setting and Policy Development in Higher Education. In: P.N. Teixeira and J. Shin (eds). Encyclopaedia of International Higher Education Systems and Institutions. Dordrecht: Springer.

Bacevic, J., Bancroft, I., Fridman, O., and Tosic, J. 2011. The Conflict and its Aftermath in South Serbia – Social and Ethnic Relations, Agency and Belonging in Presevo and Bujanovac. Report prepared for UNDP Serbia. Belgrade: Center for Comparative Conflict Studies.

Bacevic, J. 2011. Universities in Post Conflict Societies, In: Bergan, S et al. (ed): Leadership and Governance in Higher Education: The Handbook. Berlin: RAABE Academic publishers.

Newspaper articles, opinion pieces, essays, commissioned blog posts:

Epistemic autonomy and the Free Nose Guy problem. The Philosopher, special issue on Authority/Knowledge, Spring 2021.

Facts, politics and science (10 August, 2020). Institute of Art and Ideas Issue 91, Philosophy in the News, 10 August 2020.

There’s no such thing as ‘just following the science’ – advice is political. The Guardian, Opinion, 28 April 2020.

The shifting priorities of UK Government’s response to Covid-19 pandemic highlights the need for publicly accountable expert advice. LSE Impact blog, 27 April 2020.

No such thing as society? Liberal paternalism, politics of expertise, and the Corona crisis, Discover Society, 20 March 2020

What we talk about when we talk about universities, review essay (LSE Review of books, 19 December 2019)

What is social theory? An interview with Jana Bacevic (Social Theory Applied, 28 June 2018)

USS strikes: picket line debates will reinvigorate scholarship, says Jana Bacevic (Times Higher Education, 13 March 2018)

USS strikes and the winter of academics’ discontent [long quote] (Times Higher Education)

Two-year degrees and the biopolitics of higher education (Times Higher Education, 26 December 2017)


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