Background and activities

I am a PhD candidate with the Department for Interdisciplinary Studies of Culture. I have a BA in anthropology and MA in social sciences from the University of Amsterdam. I have previously worked as a researcher and project coordinator on issues of social inclusion, human security and gender equality. 

Research interests:

  • Sustainability transition
  • Environmental knowledge
  • Urban development
  • Sustainable transport
  • EU integration

My PhD project:

The working title of my PhD thesis is “Sustainable Transition through Transformed Transportation” and the main aim is to explore how sustainability transition can be enacted through urban transportation. I am interested in the socio-technical assemblage of different transport system, and in particular, how environmental knowledge is negotiated and accounted for in this process. I hereby explore how changes towards more environmentally friendly mobilities are enacted through everyday practices.

The urban case study for this inquiry is Belgrade, the capitol in Serbia. Belgrade is currently trying to regain its status as a European metropolis, while EU accession proceedings have given a new emphasis on sustainability transitions in Serbia. In this context, I explore three particular transport systems - parking, bicycling and the metro system. Using qualitative research methods, I am conducting semi-structured interviews with a wide range of actors involved in transport planning, as well as ethnographic work in the form of observations and shadowing.

Member of:

Scientific, academic and artistic work

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  • Suboticki, Ivana; Rob, Hagendijk. (2010) Reform in Contention: Struggles between Economy and Conservation in a Changing Political Landscape. 2010.