Jovana Anđelkovi is a PhD candidate at SFU under the supervision of Dimitris Krallis. She holds a BA and an MA in history, from the University of Belgrade, with a specific focus on Medieval, Byzantine history. Jovana’s PhD thesis is exploring practices of letter collecting in the later Roman Empire (from 9th to 11th century) with a specific focus on their engagement with the exilic literature of ancient Greece and Rome. Through one genre-based inquiry, this work aims to discuss post-iconoclastic political culture, free speech, and its relationship with the epistolary genre.
Her other research interests include educational practices in formal and informal settings as well as the communication of knowledge through documentary media – she has been engaged as a research assistant with the Institute for the Study of Teaching and Learning in the Disciplines, presented some of her pedagogically-based research at the 18th Vagantes Conference on Medieval Studies, and was a senior lecturer and coordinator of the Social Sciences and Humanities program at Petnica Science Centre. She is currently working on a publication concerned with the reception of medieval history through Serbian national television.