Zorica Siročić is currently a post-doctoral fellow of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. She holds a PhD in sociology (University of Graz, 2019, with distinction), MA degree in political science (Central European University, 2010, with distinction) and a diploma in political science (University of Zagreb, 2009). Her doctoral dissertation is an analysis of contemporary contentious politics of gender in Southeastern Europe from a perspective of activist festivals. This research project was granted the Gabriele Possanner Award for excellence in gender research by the Austrian Ministry of Science, Education and Research (2019) and the SOWI Im Dialog Award for the best doctoral thesis by the Faculty of Social and Economic Sciences (2019). She is also a recipient of the Scholarship for Young Researchers (Steiermärkische Sparkasse and the University of Graz, 2016-2018) and the Johanna Dohnal Scholarship (Johanna Dohnal Archive, 2015).
She teaches BA and MA courses and supervises students in the area of political sociology, sociology of social movements, contentious politics of gender, and sociology of gender in the Department of Sociology, at the Centre for Gender Studies and at the Centre for the Studies of Southeastern Europe. Together with Prof. Silvia Schultermandel (Department of American Studies) she is a co-speaker for a university-wide research cluster Media and their Counterpublics.
Most recent publications include:
Siročić, Zorica and Libora Oates-Indruchová. 2019. Post-Yugoslav feminist activism in the 21st century: Introduction to the special issue, Women's Studies International Forum, Volume 77, November–December 2019, Page 102302. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wsif.2019.102302.
Siročić, Zorica. 2019. Something new, something old and something borrowed: Post-Yugoslav millennial feminists in search for interpretative repertoires, Women's Studies International Forum, Volume 77, November–December 2019, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wsif.2019.02.014.
Siročić, Zorica. 2018. Do-it-yourself or going professionally? On the different potentials of community inclusion through gendered festivals in the post-Yugoslav space. In Finkel, R. et al. (eds.), Accessibility, Inclusion, and Diversity in Critical Event Studies, 33-47. Routledge.