Department of Criminology

Dušan I. Bjelić Ph.D.

Professor and Chair
Dusan Bjelic

Office Location

300E Payson Smith Hall, Portland Campus

Faculty Office Hours Fall 2022

By appointment



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.



Recent Publications

Professor Bjelić' s published works include:

Balkan Transnationalism at the Time of Neoliberal Catastrophe (Ed.) published by Routledge in 2019.

Intoxication, Modernity, and Colonialism: Freud's Industrial Unconscious, Benjamin's Hashish Mimesis published by Palgrave in 2017.

Normalizing the Balkans: Geopolitics of Psychiatry and Psychoanalysis published by Ashgate in 2011 and republished by Routledge in 2016.

Galileo's Pendulum: Science, Sexuality and the Body-Instrument Link published by the SUNY Press in 2003.

A co-edited the book Balkan as Metaphor: Between Globalization and Fragmentation published by The MIT Press, 2002.


His published works can be accessed at