Department of Criminology, Economics and Sociology

Dušan I. Bjelić, Ph.D.

Dusan Bjelic

Office Location

120 Bedford Street

Faculty Office Hours Fall 2016

By appointment


(207) 780-4759

Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D. Sociology Boston University 1989
  • M.A. Sociology University of Belgrade 1981
  • B.A. Sociology University of Belgrade 1976


Dušan I. Bjelić received both his B.A. (1976) and M.A. (1981) in Sociology from the University of Belgrade.  He earned his Ph.D in Sociology from Boston University in 1989, joining the University of Southern Maine faculty in 1990. He has taught sociology at the University of Belgrade, Boston University, Tufts, Bentley, and Emerson College. His  areas of interest are ethnomethodology, Balkan studies, and critical studies of psychoanalysis and psychiatry. Professor Bjelić co-edited the book Balkan as Metaphor: Between Globalization and Fragmentation (Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2002). His book, Galileo's Pendulum: Science, Sexuality and the Body-Instrument Link, was published by the SUNY Press in 2003;  Normalizing the Balkans: Geopolitics of Psychiatry and Psychoanalysis was published by Ashgate in 2011. His published works can be accessed at