Jasna Sersic received her PhD from the Department of Social and Economic Geography, Uppsala University in Sweden, where she focused her studies on alternative models and processes of socio-economic production, re-development and organization of urban environments under the mentorship of Prof. em. Gunnar Olsson. She has also studied the relationships between the social and physical shaping of cities, transmission and representation of different knowledge traditions, innovation and creativity in city-making from the contemporary and historical perspectives.
She holds a BA in Natural and Social Sciences from Utrecht University College, with specialization in Geosciences (major) and Molecular Biology (minor), and MSc degree in Human Geography and Planning from Utrecht University in the Netherlands. Her MSc thesis project was on Cultural Heritage, Globalization and Local Re-development. Through the course of her studies Jasna pursued her interest in cultural geography and environmental economics at the University of Bologna as a visiting student and in policy analysis while working for the United Nations Development Programme in Croatia in 2007. During the course of her PhD, Jasna joined the Quality, Competitiveness and Regions project at CIND, Uppsala University. Besides her studies, she has also followed a number of professional courses and she was involved in projects focusing on policy analysis and re-development strategies. Jasna has been a visiting scholar at the University of Barcelona and she is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the Urban Studies Institute, University of Antwerpen, Belgium.
Research interests: urban theory, urban planning as a craft, history of knowledge, cultural heritage, geography of representation and geography of thought, Anthropocene, narratives and identity, citizenship and democracy, science, technology and society