Vanja Grbović (1988, Belgrade) is Research Associate at the SASA Institute of Musicology. She graduated at the Department of Musicology of the Faculty of Music (University of Arts in Belgrade) in 2012, where she also defended her master thesis After The Golden Period: Opera of the Belgrade National Theatre (1971–2011) in 2013, with the mentorship of Prof. Dr. Vesna Mikić. In 2015, she enrolled at the Department of Transdisciplinary Humanities and Theory of Art and Media at the Faculty of Media and Communications (Singidunum University, Belgrade), where she successfully defended her PhD thesis titled Self- management in culture: The Opera of The National Theatre in Belgrade (1970–1990) in March 2022, with the mentorship of Prof. Dr. Sonja Marinković. She has been employed in the Institute of Musicology SASA since 2018 as a Researcher Trainee on the project Serbian Musical Identities within Local and Global Frameworks: Traditions, Changes, Challenges (ON 177004), funded by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the RS. She was elected a Research Assistant in 2019, and a Research Associate in 2022. She was take a part in research on the project Applied Musicology and Ethnomusicology in Serbia – Making the Difference in Contemporary Society (The Program IDEAS, Science Fund of the Republic of Serbia) until September 2022. She has participated in several scientific conferences in the country and region and has published papers in proceedings and scientific journals. Her academic research focuses on opera studies and relationship between music and politics. She is a member of Serbian Musicological Society and Composers’ Association of Serbia.
2022–2024 Applied Musicology and Ethnomusicology in Serbia – Making the Difference in Contemporary Society – APPMES, Science Fund of the Republic of Serbia, Grant no. 7750287. Project leader: Dr. Ivana Medić