Danica Radovanovic is a PhD Chevening Scholar for 2009/10. Her research focuses on the influence of information technologies, hybrid, virtual ways of communication in the context of new social media, through theoretical and practical implications of the new social networking forms. She is exploring communication possibilities of the networked communities, social networks in South-East Europe, virtual communities with the focus on the young adults in specific media and conversation practices.
Prior joining the OII, Danica was working for the United Nations (FAO) as Information management specialist on semantic web, metadata, and international projects on technology, science, education, and was lecturer and creator of syllabus’s of two modules (Web 2.0 intro and Social networks) at the School of web journalism (supported by Rising Voices). She obtained her BSc (Humanities) and MSc degrees (Information science) at the University of Belgrade. Her master thesis (2006) presents pioneering work in the field of electronic publishing on the Web, exploring new forms and challenges in the academic world. She was UNC-SILS Alumna (North Carolina, Chapel Hill), and JFDP and American Councils Scholar.
Known as a pioneer in many Information Communication technology projects, Danica has been present in the Internet industry for over a decade and in the last few years she has been a web activist in Wikimedia, Global Voices online, iCommons, editor for Serbia of open access database E-LIS, and active in many forums in digital communications and social Web.
Online social networks, communication, social media, virtual communities, eLearning, open access, information.