Milan is a native of Serbia where he we was raised and educated. He earned his BA and MA from the Faculty of Philology, Serbian and South Slavic Studies, Belgrade, and a PhD (April 2017) at the same university. In addition to his university studies, he has undertaken additional IB training, the latest being an online IB workshop ‘Navigating School-Supported Self-taught Literature’.
Milan’s professional career has taken him in a number of directions. He worked as the Technical Editor at Literary History, an academic journal for Literary Studies for which he reviewed and edited articles. He has been working as a proof-reader for different cultural institutions (Museum of Yugoslav History). For several years he worked as a Research Assistant at the Institute for Literature and Arts in Belgrade, but he is now teaching at an IB World School in Greece. When it comes to teaching in the IBDP Milan has worked for 10 years, offering Serbian A in the Crnjanski High School (Belgrade), as well as having 8 years’ experience of working with Self-Taught IB Serbian A students at IB World Schools in England, Switzerland, Bulgaria, Greece, Italy, FYR of Macedonia and Netherlands. He has also supervised IB Extended Essays in Serbian A (mostly on contemporary Serbian novel and graphic novel), English B and English A: Lang & Lit. He is also interested in physical theatre, academic writing, socio-political issues and the process of post-conflict peace building in the Balkans.
Milan’s work as an authority on Slavonic literature and language has enabled him to travel extensively to participate in international conferences and workshops in Romania, Bulgaria, Portugal and England (Nottingham, Oxford and Bristol). He has also spent extended periods of time in the UK, Russia, Japan and France, studying languages and culture. Within his field of work, he has established professional collaboration with the Department for Russian and Slavonic Studies (University of Nottingham) where he has been invited for several visits. He has gained invaluable experience while writing and preparing for publication academic articles published in English, in different journals (Slovo, Zeitschrift fur Balkanologie, Gender Studies, etc) and books (Panic and Mourning: The Cultural Work of Trauma, Frightful Witnessing: The Rhetoric and (Re)presentation of Fear, Horror and Terror).
Milan can also offer Croatian Language A and Bosnian Language A.