Tijana Milosevic, PhD

Postdoctoral researcher, Anti-Bullying Centre,

Dublin City University

Twitter: @TiMilosevic

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Postdoctoral researcher in social media and well-being, Anti-Bullying Centre, Dublin City University. PhD degree from American University, Washington DC.




  • PhD in Communication, American University, 2015. Thesis: Cyberbullying Policies of Social Media Companies: Towards Digital Dignity. (Doctoral DissertationCommittee: Dr. Kathryn C. Montgomery, Dr. Patricia Aufderheide, Dr. Laura DeNardis & Dr. Celine-Marie Pascale).


  • MA in Media and Public Affairs, TheSchool of Media and Public Affairs, The George Washington University, 2009. Thesis: Media Framing of Geostrategic Outcomes of War in Iraq(Thesis committee: Dr. Steven Livingston, Dr. Robert Entman & Dr. Sean Aday).


  • BA in Mass Communication and Journalism, American University in Bulgaria, 2007. Magna Cum Laude (Second major: Political Science).


  • Graduate Certificate in Documentary Filmmaking, The Institute for Documentary Filmmaking, The George Washington University, 2009. (Worked under the guidance of Prof. Nina Gilden Seavey).




July 2019–  Postdoctoral researcher in social media and well-being, Anti-Bullying Centre, Dublin City University 


2015–2019   Postdoctoral researcher in children and media, University of Oslo, Norway, Institute of Media and Communication

Research: Social media companies’ cyberbullying policies; Member of the Norwegian team of the EU Kids Online Research Network and country coordinator for Serbia (currently collecting survey data from a nationally representative sample of 9-17 year-old children in Serbia); Engaged in DigiLitEY project (European Union-funded) on the Internet of Things (Internet-connected toys); Collaboration with colleagues from American University in researching young people’s privacy; collaboration with colleagues from Dublin City University on youth cyberbullying and hate speech.


2012–2015: Research assistant, School of Communication,American University:

2012-2014: Analysis of media coverage of climate change (with Dr. Lauren Feldman); 2013-2014: Researched copyright issues and visual artists’ understanding of “fair use” as a policy tool in the context of digital environments (with Dr. Patricia Aufderheide).


2014: Summer intern, Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society,Harvard University: Produced an interdisciplinary literature review on social and cultural implications of online intermediaries’ business activity (the review produced with colleagues from fields of anthropology and law).


2010–11: Visiting lecturer in media psychology and research methods, Faculty of Media and Communication,Singidunum University, Belgrade, Serbia.


2007–2009   Research & Teaching assistant to Dr. Steven Livingston, Dr. Robert Entman & Dr. Sean Aday, School of Media and Public Affairs, The George Washington University: Analysis of media coverage of The War in Iraq.




BOOKS: Milosevic, T. (Spring 2018). Protecting Children Online? Cyberbullying Policies of Social Media Companies. The MIT Press.




Milosevic T. (under review). Exploratory Study on Children’s Perceptions of Effectiveness of Social Media Companies’ Cyberbullying Policies.


Milosevic, T., Dias, P., Mifsud, C., & Trueltzsch-Wijnen, C. (2019). Media Representation of Children’s Privacy in the Context of the Use of ‘Smart Toys’ and Commercial Data Collection. Medijske studije/Media Studies, 9(18). Online first:


Montgomery, K., Chester, J., & Milosevic, T.(2017). Children’s Privacy in the Big Data Era: Research Opportunities. Pediatrics (supplement). Pediatrics is an interdisciplinary journal and it is the official journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Impact factor: 5.473


Staksrud, E., & Milosevic, T.(2017). Adolescents and Children in Global Media Landscape: From Risks to Rights. Annals of the International Communication Association. doi: (one of the official journals of the International Communication Association, publishing reviews and communication insights).


Görzig, A., Milosevic, T., & Staksrud, E. (2017). Cyberbullying Victimization in Context: The Role of Social Inequalities in Countries and Regions. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 48(8), 1198-1215. (An interdisciplinary journal that ranks 24th in social psychology with impact factor 1.795 (2.52 according to Research Gate)[1]

Milosevic, T. (2016). Social Media Companies’ Cyberbullying Policies. International Journal of Communication, 10, 22. The Journal ranks 5thaccording to Google Scholar among Humanities, Arts and Literature journals, and 7thamong Communication journals.[2]


Milosevic, T. (2015). Cyberbullying in US Mainstream Media. Journal of Children and Media, 9(4), 492–509. doi:10.1080/17482798.2015.1089300. (Impact factor 0.72)[3]is an international, interdisciplinary and multi-method journal that is well-respected among scholars in modern childhood with leading scholars studying youth and digital media on its Editorial Board—Dr. Sonia Livingstone and Dr. Amy Jordan.


Aufderheide, P., Milosevic, T. and Bello B. (2015). The impact of copyright permissions culture on the US Visual Arts Community: The consequences of fear of fair use. New Media & Society, 18(9).doi:10.1177/1461444815575018. New Media & Societyis a an international, interdisciplinary journal that has been ranked as either number two or number one journal in communication according to Google Scholar with impact factor 3.110.[4]


Feldman, L., Hart, P. S., & Milosevic, T. (2015). Polarizing news? Representations of threat and efficacy in leading US newspapers’ coverage of climate change. Public Understanding of Science. doi:10.1177/0963662515595348 (Published online before print, July 30, 2015). is ranked number 12 in communication and number 3 in history and philosophy of science (impact factor 1.904).




Milosevic, T.O’Neill, B., Staksrud, E. (2019). Narratives of industry responses to cyberbullying: Perspectives on self-regulation from and about the industry. In: H. Vandebosch and L. Green(Eds.) Narratives in Research and Interventions on Cyberbullying among Young People. Springer.


Holloway, D., Milosevic, T., & Jorge, A. (2017). Framing risks around smart toys. In G. Mascheroni, & D. Holloway (Eds.) The Internet of Toys: A report on media and social discourses around young children and IoToys. DigiLitEY.

Liubiniene, V., & Milosevic T.(2017). Global and local insights into involvement with IoToys. In G. Mascheroni, & D. Holloway (Eds.), The Internet of Toys: A report on media and social discourses around young children and IoToys. DigiLitEY.

Montgomery, K., Chester, J., & Milosevic, T. (2017).Ensuring young people’s digital privacy as a fundamental right. In B. De Abreu, A.  Lee, J. McDougall, J. Melki, &  P. Mihailidis (Eds.), International Handbook of Media Literacy. New York, NY: Routledge.


Milosevic, T. (2016). Das framing von cyberbullying in den US-amerikanischen mainstream-medien (Framing cyberbullying in US mainstream media). In S-M. Kohler, H-H. Kruger, & N. Pfaff (Eds.), Handbuch Peerforschung. (Handbook Peer Research).Berlin, Germany: Barbara Budrich Academic Publishing.


Aufderheide, P., Jaszi, P., Bello, B., Milosevic, T., and College Art Association of America. (2014). Copyright, Permissions, and Fair Use Among Visual Artists and the Academic and Museum Visual Arts Communities: An Issues Report.


Milosevic, T. (2009). US international communications. In Encyclopedia of  Journalism(pp. 1418–1422). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, Inc.




2016–present,designed, taught and graded MA-level course: Youth and New Media in Context: Bullying, Sexting and Digital Citizenship (MEVIT 4613). Description: Seminar type course designed for up to twenty-five students (from Norway, Scandinavia and internationally) from the fields of communication, media and journalism. Focuses on implications of social media use for youth but also on the tension between child protection and freedom of expression in digital spaces and privatization of digital public sphere. Location: Institute of Media and Communication, University of Oslo, Norway.


2016 (spring semester) completed the university teacher-training course (“Course in University Pedagogy”) at the University of Oslo. It included various teaching, evaluation and course design strategies, best practices and innovative approaches.


2015–present,supervised MA studentsin writing their MA theses proposals and MA theses. Location: The Institute of Media and Communication, University of Oslo, Norway.


ba level teaching:


2017 (Fall semester): Teaching the seminar in academic writing for the first-year students in Media and Communication, Department of Media and Communication (IMK) University of Oslo, Norway.


2017 (March and onwards): Guest lecturing in BA-level methods course at IMK.


2012–2015: Guest lectured at introductory courses on the new media environment for second and third-year students majoring in media and communication at American University.


2010–2011(upper level undergraduate course open to MA students) Media Psychology. Description: About fifty students from the disciplines of media and psychology. The syllabus focused on media theory and effects research. I also taught an introductory course on media research methods for journalism and media studies majors. Location: Singidunum University, Belgrade, Serbia.


2007–2009 Teaching assistant to Dr. Steven Livingston at freshmen and junior-lever courses: Introduction to Political Communication, Dean’s Seminar on Globalization, and Media and Foreign Policy.Location: TheSchool of Media and Public Affairs, The George Washington University.



academic service and administrative experience


  • October,2017: Serving as a member of the selection committee for a PhD student position on the EU Kids Online project, Department of Communication, University of Oslo.
  • 2014-present: Peer reviewer for: New Media & Society; The Journal of Communication; The Journal of Children and Media; The Journal of Media Innovations.
  • 2013:Peer reviewer for the International Communication Association (ICA) annual conference paper selection.
  • 2013: Served on the faculty search committee at the School of Communication, American University.




  • Milosevic, T. (June 2019). Panel presentation at the World Anti-Bullying Forumat Dublin City University : Sexting: Healthy or Harmful? Comparative Analyses of Teens in Colorado, Norway and Serbia. (With Prof. Elizabeth Englander and Prof. Elisabeth Staksrud).
  • Milosevic, T. (May 2019). Presentation on the Bullying Prevention Panel at Facebook’s Global Safety and Well-Being Summit in New York.
  • Milosevic, T. (October 2018). Cyberbullying Policies of Social Media Companies. Panel on Cyberbullying at the Digital Media and Developing Minds Conference. Panel with Dr. Elizabeth Englander, Dr. Dorothy Espelage and Dr. Sara Konrath. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. United States.
  • Milosevic, T., Lampert, C., Trueltzsch-Wijnen, C. (March 2019). The media representations of IoToys – implications for public understanding and children’s rights. Digitazing Early Childhoods Conference. Manchester, UK.
  • Milosevic, T. (2018, May). Giving Voice to Children: Exploratory Study on Children’s Perceptions of Effectiveness of Social Media Companies’ Cyberbullying Policies. International Communication Association conference, Prague, Czech Republic.
  • Milosevic, T., & Mascheroni, G. (2018, May). Internet of Things: Use, Attitudes & Privacy Implications. In panel: Measuring change and changing the measurement: EU Kids Online project in search of children’s rights. International Communication Association conference, Prague, Czech Republic.
  • Otero, P., & Milosevic, T.(2017, September). Social media companies’ policies against cyberbullying and hate speech. Paper presented (by colleague, as I was not able to attend) as part of the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) conference in Oslo, Norway.
  • Milosevic, T. (2017, May). Social media and cyberbullying: Self-regulation, rights and responsibility? Invited lecture at Dublin City University and the Anti-Bullying Centre at Dublin City University.
  • Milosevic, T. (2016, November). Towards a rights-based self-regulatory framework: Social media companies’ responsibility for cyberbullying and commercial data collection. Panel presentation with Dr. Sonia Livingstone, Dr. Eva Lievens, Dr. Kathryn Montgomery, Dr. Elisabeth Staksrud. European Communications Research and Education Association, Annual Conference, Prague.
  • Milosevic, T. (2016, July). Social media companies’ policies against bullying: Between protection and participation rights. Presentation at the meeting of the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) pre-conference Children’s and Young People’s Rights in the Digital Age. London School of Economics, London, UK.
  • Milosevic, T. (2016, June). Cyberbullying policies of social media companies: Towards self-regulatory effectiveness?Presentation at the 66thAnnual International Communications Association (ICA) Conference, Fukuoka, Japan.
  • Goerzig, A., Milosevic, T., Staksrud, E (2016, April): Cyberbullying in context.Presentation at the conference Cyberbullying: A Challenge for Researchers and Practitioners: Prevention and Intervention. Gothenburg, Sweden.
  • Montgomery, K., C., Chester, J., Milosevic, T. (2015, October). Children’s privacy in the big data era: Challenges and opportunities for scholars. Presentation at the meeting of the Children and Screens Institute Digital Media and Developing Minds, Irvine, CA.
  • Milosevic, T. (2015, October). Privatized governance of privacy, free expression, intellectual property rights and cyberbullying. Fishbowl presentation with Tatevik Sargsyan and Andrea Hackl at the 16th Annual Conference of the Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR), Phoenix, Arizona. AOIR is the most important interdisciplinary venue for internet research.
  • Milosevic, T. (2014, May). Copyright practices and creative self-censorship in the visual arts community. Presentation at the 64th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), Seattle, WA.
  • Milosevic, T. (2012, December). Developing a Dignity Framework for studying cyberbullying. Presentation at the annual workshop of Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies Network (Human DHS) in New York, NY.


grants, awards &honors:


2018‑2019,(allocated funding: EUR 1.2 million). University of Oslo, Norway. Project title: Living the Nordic Model: Digital Technologies, Institutions and Nordic Childhoods in the 21st Century(I am a team member on the project who participated in writing the application). The project is led by Professor Elisabeth Staksrud. The project is a collaboration across UiO Departments: Department of Media and Communication, Department of Education, Department of Psychology and Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas. The goal of the project is to analyze normative ideas, practices and paradoxes that constitute the Nordic model and how these are internalized in the process of forming new citizens across the Nordic countries.


2014: American University’s Doctoral Dissertation Research Grant. American University, Washington DC.


2014: Passed PhD comprehensive exams with distinction at the School of Communication, American University.


2012–14: Open Society Foundation: Global Supplementary Grant: selected among a competitive pool of scholars and received a total of $10,500 in support of doctoral studies.


international collaboration


  • 2016 –present: Member of the international research work group as part of COST DigiLitEY (working group 4—IoT Toys Research)studying the implications of Internet of Things (IoT), smart toys and wearable technology for young children.
  • 2016: The European Commission’s international child safety on the internet expertas part of Technical Assistance and Information Exchange Instrument (TAIEX) workshop in Belgrade, Serbia.
  • 2015– present: Member of Children and Screens: Institute of Digital Media and Child Development: Children and Screens is a network of researchers across disciplines who work internationally in the field of children and digital technology.
  • 2015–present: Member of EU Kids Online research network: EU Kids Online is an international research network bringing together more than 150 researchers from 33 European countries to study children and media. The network’s signature project was a representative survey in 25 European countries in 2010/2011 (25,000 children age 9-16 and their parents). The network also engaged in multiple collaborative qualitative analyses projects. EU Kids Online is now collaborating with Global Kids Online (London School of Economics & UNICEF project) –resulting in data collection from developing countries, also outside Europe. I have participated in finalizing the updated questionnaire for the new round of the survey and in designing survey modules on digital citizenship and internet of things (data collection will take place in 2017-2018). I will be working on Norwegian data and comparative country analysis.
  • 2015: Think Tank Secretary for ENABLE project (European Network against Bullying in Learning and Leisure Environments), project originating with the European Schoolnet(non-governmental organization involved in managing the European Commission’s InSafe program).




English (completely fluent in speaking, reading and writing); Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian (native); Norwegian (speaking, reading and writing at an intermediate level, corresponding to B1 level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages); French (speaking, reading and writing at an advanced level, C1 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages); Spanish (speaking, reading and writing at a beginner level).


media dissemination & other work experience


2017: blogged on the Internet Governance Lab at American University, Washington DC:


2015: blogged on Parenting for a Digital Future(London School of Economics, blog on modern childhood and parenting):


2015-present: Management of EU Kids Online Twitter and Facebook accounts—disseminating research findings.


2011-present: Blogger on the Huffington Post:


2014-2015: Contributor: Interdisciplinary Internet Institute( Blogging and news analysis of internet-related issues


2015-present: gave interviews to Norwegian media outlets and non-governmental organizations (e.g. Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation, and Barnevakten) on the topic of modern childhood and digital media.


2011–2012: English Language Instructor: The French International School, Belgrade, Serbia


2008–10: Intern and project manager: The Public Diplomacy Council(PDC),Washington DC (employed part-time in parallel to completing the MA and full time from April 2010 until August 2010)


2009-2010: Intern, InterMedia Research group, Washington DC


2008: Intern –public affairs team:  FleishmanHillard


2006: Reporting intern: Radio Free Europe, Radio Liberty, Washington DC


2006: Trainee: The BBC World Service, London, UK






















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