Criminology Department

Dušan I. Bjelić

Dušan I. Bjelić


120 Bedford Street

Office Hours Summer 2016

By appointment

Contact Information

Phone: (207) 780-4759

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