Dr. Djordje (George) Stefanovic

Associate Professor

Department of Sociology


Phone: (1) (902) 491-6206




2015 – ongoing          

  • Associate Professor , Department of Sociology, Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, Canada

2016 - 2017               

  • European Institutes for Advanced Study (EURIAS) Junior Fellow, Institute for Advanced Study, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary (Sabbatical)

2010 – 2015               

  • Assistant Professor (tenure-track), Department of Sociology and Criminology, Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, Canada

2008 - 2010                

  • Visiting Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Nuffield College, The Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford, United Kingdom  




2008                Ph. D., Sociology, University of Toronto

2000                M.A., Sociology, University of Toronto

1998                B.A. (Hons), Sociology, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada


Dr. Stefanovic is a political sociologist who uses quantitative and historical methods to study ethnic conflict. His current research focuses on the post-war refugee returns and on the drivers of anti-minority sentiments. His research was published in Ethnic and Racial Studies, International Migration, Journal of Refugee Studies, Human Rights Quarterly, Political Psychology, Europe-Asia Studies, Ethnopolitics, and European History Quarterly. Dr. Stefanovic’s research projects were supported by Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada; European Institutes for Advanced Study; Nuffield College, The University of Oxford; European Commission; and the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, Saint Mary’s University.  

For a list of publications, please see: 

Dr. Stefanovic is interested in supervising graduate students and honours students who specialize in the areas of forced migration, far right studies, and ethnic conflict.

Dr. Stefanovic works with and co-authors publications with students, such as Journal of Refugee Studies (with Samantha Parsons) and Ethnopolitics (with Sean Metivier).