In Serbian Academia

In Serbian Academia, a Flawed Fight against ‘Tradition’ of Sexual Harassment

Sanja Pavlovic. Photo: ShockArt.

Educational institutions in Serbia have been rocked by allegations of sexual harassment. With a few noteworthy exceptions, the response has largely disappointed and discouraged victims.

It was billed as a ‘kafana lecture’, a class held by a professor in a Belgrade diner because student protests had shut down the university. It turned into a drinking session, recalled one of the students who attended, a 22-year-old who is quoted in this story under a false name – Elena.