Bojan Savić joined the Brussels School of International Studies in 2015 as Lecturer in International Relations from Elon University, North Carolina. Bojan received his PhD from the University of Kent at Brussels in 2012 and MA degrees in European Studies (University of Maastricht, 2007) and International Relations (European Institute, Nice, 2008) before joining Virginia Tech's National Capital Region campus in Alexandria, VA as a postdoctoral researcher. His MA and PhD research focused on the formal modeling of intra-alliance relations, culminating with a doctoral dissertation on post-Cold War transformations of NATO's civilian and military structures. His current research combines insights from Critical Geopolitics, Postcolonial Studies, Critical Security Studies, and International Development.
Dr. Savić’s new monograph on the legacies of ‘global governance’ in Afghanistan investigates how postcolonial subjects are produced and managed through population containment, financial and economic incentives, and racialized security. By focusing on micro-spatial politics in Herat City, the capital of Afghanistan’s westernmost Herat Province, the book also sheds light on how tactics of nonviolent resistance evade and exploit governance apparatuses. His current research explores the urban politics of faith, denominational belonging, and prosperity in Białystok, the largest city along Poland’s eastern frontier. This project explores how faith practices and space (architectural, urban, bodily, etc.) shape one another as political, i.e. implicated in power relations. In doing so, Dr. Savić embeds Białystok in postcolonial politics that have come to circumscribe "Central and Eastern Europe" vis-à-vis "Western Europe", Russia, and the liberal discourses of minority rights and freedoms. Dr. Savić is interested in critical junctures of formal modeling (game theory) and qualitative and quantitative research strategies; particularly regarding their applicability to fieldwork.