Tijana Milosevic Postboks 1093 Blindern 0317, Oslo, Norway. +4747158765

Twitter: @TiMilosevic & @EUKIDSONLINE


Postdoctoral researcher in children and media at the University of Oslo, Department of Media and Communication (IMK). PhD degree from American University, Washington DC. 



  • PhD:Communication, American University, 2015. Doctoral Dissertation Committee: Dr. Kathryn C. Montgomery, Dr. Patricia Aufderheide, Dr. Laura DeNardis & Dr. Celine-Marie Pascale). GPA 3.97.
  • MA:The School of Media and Public Affairs, The George Washington University, Washington DC, 2009; Thesis: Media Framing of Geostrategic Outcomes of War in Iraq (Thesis committee: Dr. Steven Livingston, Dr. Robert Entman & Dr. Sean Aday). GPA 3.90.
  • BA:Mass Communication and Journalism, American University in Bulgaria, 2007. Magna Cum Laude (Second major: Political Science).
  • Certificates: Graduate Certificate in Documentary Filmmaking, The Institute for Documentary Filmmaking, The George Washington University, 2009. (Worked under the guidance of Prof. Nina Gilden Seavey).



2015–2019   Postdoctoral researcher in children and media, University of Oslo, Norway, Institute of Media and Communication (75% research and 25% teaching). 1. Research: Social media companies’ cyberbullying policies, specifically: digital literacy & digital citizenship in the context of children and young people’s ability to understand and use social media companies’ policies and tools against bullying on major platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat etc.); Collaborating with EU Kids Online Research Network (doing research in Norway). Engaged in DigiLitEY project on internet of things (internet-connected toys); research on privacy and commercial data collection with colleagues from US; collaboration with colleagues from Dublin City University on youth cyberbullying and hate speech; Collaboration with EU Kids members: research on social inequalities, digital media and bullying 2. Teaching MA-level children and media course & supervising MA students (MA theses); guest lecturing in methods undergraduate course, and assisting in academic writing courses.

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 (private digital media companies such as social networks Facebook but also Google) (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. (Forthcoming). Protecting Children Online? Cyberbullying Policies of Social Media Companies. The MIT Press. 


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

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

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. (An interdisciplinary journal that ranks 24th in social psychology with impact factor 1.795 (2.52 according to Research Gate)

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

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) 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 & Society is a prestigious 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.

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).


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.

Milosevic, T. 2004. Melting the Ice: Project of Students of American University in Bulgaria. Temida, 7(4), 63–64.

MA-level teaching:

2016–present, designed and taught 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 university teacher-training course (“Course in University Pedagogy”) at the University of Oslo.

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

BA- level teaching:

2017: Guest lecturing in BA-level methods course and in academic writing course at IMK.

2012–2015–guest lectured at introductory courses on new media environment for second and third-year students, majoring in media and communication.

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: The School of Media and Public Affairs, The George Washington University. 

Conference presentations: 

  • 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 66th Annual International Communications Association (ICA) Conference, Fukuoka, Japan. ICA—highly selective (36% success rate) and most important conference in the field with numerous interdisciplinary submissions.
  • 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. (2013, November). Pilot study: Framing Cyberbullying in US Mainstream Media. Presentation at the National Communication Association’s (NCA) 100th Annual Conference, Washington DC.
  • 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.
  • Livingston, S., & Milosevic, T. (2009, April). Media framing of geostrategic outcomes of The War in Iraq: The case of Iran. Presentation at the Midwest Political Science Association’s 67th Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.
  • Milosevic, T. (2009, March). US public diplomacy in Serbia after Kosovo. Presentation at the International Studies Association’s 50th Annual Conference, New York, NY. 

Grants, awards & honors:

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

2014: Passed comprehensive exams with distinction- 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 projects, collaboration & academic service: 

  • 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. Currently coding media coverage of these devices in twelve participating countries.
  • 2016: The European Commission’s international child safety on the internet expert as 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 am collaborating with the network members on finalizing the updated questionnaire for the new round of survey (data collection will take place in 2017-2018) and I will be working on Norwegian data, comparative country analysis and also data analysis in Serbia, if we manage to obtain funding for the Serbian survey. I am also working on developing two survey modules (sets of questions on a specific topic): Internet of Things and Digital Citizenship. My paper on cyberbullying and social inequalities (Goerzig, Milosevic, Staksrud, forthcoming) is a result of collaboration with EU Kids Online group).
  • 2016 –present: Collaborated on UiO Norden application: Raising the Nordic Model Citizen –a collaboration across UiO Departments: IMK, Department of Education (Prof. Kristinn Hegna), Department of Psychology and Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas. The goal of the project was 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.
  • 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).
  • 2014–present   Peer reviewer for: New Media & Society (Google Scholar currently ranked #2 journal in communication, impact factor 3.110), The Journal of Communication (top-ranked journal in communication— impact factor 2.895; The Journal of Children and Media (Impact factor 0.72)[5] –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; The Journal of Media Innovations—affiliated with the University of Oslo’s IMK.
  • 2013Peer 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


Media dissemination & other work experience

2015—blogged on Parenting for a Digital Future (London School of Economics, Sonia Livingstone-coordinated 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 for local Norwegian media outlets and non-governmental organizations (e.g. and Barnevakten) on the topic of modern childhood and digital media: and and

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

2008–10: Intern: The Public Diplomacy Council (PDC), Washington DC–(employed part-time in parallel to completing the MA)

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


English (completely fluent); Norwegian (upper level beginner—A2 level acc. to Common European Framework of Reference for Languages–currently attending B1 level course); Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian (native); French (advanced); Spanish (beginner level).


























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