Bojana Radovanović, Ph.D.



Bojana Radovanović (1991, Osijek), а musicologist and an art theorist, research associate at the Institute of Musicology, Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts. She defended her doctoral thesis Voice and Technique/Technology in Contemporary Music (supervisor: Dr Biljana Leković) at the Department of Musicology, Faculty of Music, University of Arts in Belgrade in March 2022. In addition to the bachelor’s and master’s degrees in musicology at the Faculty of Music (supervisor: Dr Vesna Mikić), she also obtained a master’s degree in transdisciplinary humanities and theory of art at the Faculty of Media and Communication (2017, supervisor: Dr Miodrag Šuvaković).

During her PhD studies, she was a teaching assistant at the Faculty of Music, subject Music History 5 and Music History 6 with professor Vesna Mikić.

She was engaged in the Institute of Musicology’s projects Identities of Serbian music from local to global frameworks: traditions, changes, challenges (2018–2019) and Beyond Quantum Music (2019–2022), and she currently works on the project Applied Musicology and Ethnomusicology in Serbia: Making a Difference in Contemporary Society (Science Fond of the Republic of Serbia, 2022–2024).

Her master thesis Science as Art – Interdisciplinarity in the Scientific Works of Dragutin Gostuški was published in the e-collection titled Their Masters’ Voices (Faculty of Music, 2018). In the same year, she published a monograph titled Experimental Voice. Contemporary Theory and Practice (Orion Art, Belgrade). She co-edited a collection of papers Shaping the Present through the Future: Musicology, Ethnomusicology and Contemporaneity (Institute of Musicology SASA, 2021).

She publishes in Serbian and international journals and collections (New Sound, Etnoantropološki problemi, Art+Media, Мокрањац, Muzika, IASPM Journal, Bašćinski glasi, Studia Polensia), and participates in scientific conferences, tribunes and panel discussions in Serbian and abroad. In the last several years, she gave public lectures in Belgrade, Pirot, Sarajevo and Knjaževac.

She co-authored two documentaries: Enough for Immortality (2016) about Stevan Stojanović Mokranjac with Ana Đorđević, Miloš Bralović and Stefan Savić, and Sound and Word: 70 Years of the Institute of Musicology SASA (2018) with Miloš Bralović.

She works on archiving and promotion of Serbian art and applied music on the Internet with Association Serbian Composers. She is a collaborator of the Centre for popular music research, she worked with the Belgrade Philharmonic and the Third program of Radio Belgrade. She is a member of the Composers’ Association of Serbia, the International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM) and the International Society of Metal Music Studies (ISMMS), as well as the Board of Directors of the Serbian Musicological Society. In 2020, she became a member of the International Editorial Board of the Metal Music Studies journal. Starting in 2021, she collaborates with the Board for Protection of Serbian Musical Heritage SASA and is a member of the publishing committee of the Composers’ Association of Serbia. In 2022, she started collaborating with Belgrade’s Rossi Festival. As a collaborator with the INSAM Institute of Contemporary Art Music from Sarajevo, she is the representative of the Section for transdisciplinary research in art, and cofounder and editor-in-chief of the scientific journal INSAM Journal of Contemporary Music, Art and Technology.


Current projects


Applied Musicology and Ethnomusicology in Serbia: Making a Difference in Contemporary Society, Science Fund of the Republic of Serbia, RS-7750287, Institute of Musicology SASA, project leader: Dr Ivana Medić, 2022–2024.