(Sociology, May 2015)
Thesis Title: Separatists, Gangsters and Other Statesmen: The State, Secession and Organized Crime in Serbia and Georgia, 1989-2012
Committee: Mary C. Waters (Chair), Orlando Patterson, and Bart Bonikowski
Initial Placement: Lecturer on Sociology, Harvard University
Danilo Mandić is a Lecturer in the Department of Sociology, where he teaches "Introduction to Political Sociology," "Refugees in Global Perspective," "War, Revolution and Organized Crime," and "Qualitative Methods in Sociology." He researches forced migration, social movements, nationalism, war and organized crime. In 2015-6, he led a research team to study Syrian refugees on the Balkan Route, investigating refugee camps, migrant trafficking, and the effects of anti-smuggling measures on refugees. He co-edited a volume (with Tamara Pavasović Trošt) on youth in Southeast Europe, and is preparing a manuscript on the role of organized crime in separatist movements of the post-Cold War period for Princeton University Press.