BiographyDijana Jelača co-authored the book Film Feminisms: A Global Introduction (Routledge, 2019, with Kristin Lené Hole). She is also the author of a monograph Dislocated Screen Memory: Narrating Trauma in Post-Yugoslav Cinema (Palgrave, 2016). Jelača co-edited several scholarly volumes, including The Routledge Companion to Cinema and Gender (Routledge, 2017, with Kristin Lené Hole, E. Ann Kaplan and Patrice Petro) and The Cultural Life of Capitalism in Yugoslavia (Palgrave, 2017, with Maša Kolanović and Danijela Lugarić). Jelača’s article “Alien Feminisms and Cinema’s Posthuman Women” was published in Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society. Additionally, her essays have appeared in Camera Obscura, Feminist Media Studies, Jump Cut, European Journal of Women’s Studies, Studies in Eastern European Cinema, and elsewhere. Jelača’s latest article, on Soja Jovanović, first woman director in socialist Yugoslavia, was published in 2020 in Wagadu: A Journal of Transnational Women’s and Gender Studies. Another article, about Soviet filmmaker and editor Elizaveta Svilova was recently published in the leading Russian film journal, Seance. Jelača is a Programming Director of the Bosnian-Herzegovinian Film Festival in New York City.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Transnational feminist film studies, women’s film history, posthuman feminisms, South Slavic film cultures, socialist women’s cinema, LGBTQI+ cinema, film and memory.