Associate Professor | Sociology | Lakehead University | Thunder Bay, ON | Canada



  • PhD, University of Alberta (Edmonton, AB) - Sociology
  • MA, University of Alberta (Edmonton, AB) - Sociology
  • BA, Concordia University (Montreal, PQ) - Sociology & Anthropology / History



  • social theory
  • globalization and global social transformations
  • popular culture and socio-political change
  • media, culture and society

current research projects: (1) the role of rock culture in building post-conflict identities in the Balkans; (2) the resurgence of 'socialist memory' in the post-Yugoslav socio-cultural space; and (3) the viability of the trans-territorial Romani state within the European Union



  • “From Gypsies to Romanies: Identity, Cultural Autonomy, Political Sovereignty and (the Search for a) Trans-territorial State”, in Nomad-State Relationships in International Relations: Before and After Borders (Palgrave), 2020 (link)
  • "The Blue (White and Red) Orchestra: A Soundtrack for the Country that Never Was.” Nationalities Papers, 2017 (link)
  • “Beyond Nostalgia: "Extrospective Introspections" of the Post-Yugoslav Memory of Socialism.” Canadian-American Slavic Studies, 2016 (link)
  • “Who Now Needs Sociology?: Transdisciplinarity vs. Tradition.” Canadian Journal of Sociology, 2015 (link)
  • Shake, Rattle & Roll: Yugoslav Rock Music and the Poetics of Social Critique. Ashgate: Surrey, UK, 2013 (www.shake-rattle-roll.com)
  • “‘(What’s So Funny ’bout) Peace, Love and Understanding’: Rock Music and the Rebuilding of Civic Identity in the Post-Conflict Balkans.” Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power, 2013 (link)
  • “‘Anarchy All over Baščaršija’: Yugoslavia’s New Socialist Culture and the New Primitives Poetics of the Local.” The Journal of Historical Sociology, 2013 (link)
  • “‘Who’s That Singing over There’: Global Mélange and the Rise of Yugoslav ‘Music of Commitment’.” AIG+C: The Advanced Institute for Globalization and Culture, 2012
  • “‘Spit and Sing, My Yugoslavia': New Partisans, Social Critique and Bosnian Poetics of the Patriotic.” Nationalities Papers, 2010 (link)



  • SOCI 1100: Introduction to Sociology
  • SOCI 2111: Perspectives in Social Thought
  • SOCI 2911: Social Research Traditions
  • SOCI 3310: Foundations for Social Research
  • SOCI 3410: Early Sociological Theory
  • SOCI 3411: Contemporary Sociological Theory
  • SOCI 3555: Media, Culture & Society
  • SOCI 4113: Individual(ism) 2.0: Living in a Liquid World
  • SOCI 4411: Advanced Perspectives in Social Theory
  • SOCI 5115: Advanced Seminar in Selected Sociological Topics



Sociology | Lakehead University | 955 Oliver Road | Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1 | CANADA RB 2045 | +1-807-343-8376 | dmisina at lakeheadu dot ca