Nađa Bobičić (1988) is a junior researcher at the University of Belgrade. She has graduated with a BA and an MA in Comparative Literature and Literary Theory, and got her second MA and PhD in Cultural and Gender Studies, all from the University of Belgrade.
The subject of her PhD is the development of Yugoslav socialist feminism between 1975 and 1990, and in particular, in the works of Vida Tomšič, Blaženka Despot and Nada Ler-Sofronić. In order to delineate the position of Yugoslav socialist feminism in the history of leftist feminisms, she traces the dynamic relationship of women’s and workers’ liberation movements from the end of the 19th century, via so-called second-wave leftist feminist currents, to the modern tendencies.
The study of this corpus goes beyond mere interpretation of the past. It also addresses important questions for the present moment, regarding the possibilities of forging alliances between feminism and Marxism, as well as the other progressive movements. By doing so, she aims at re-establishing a continuity with the leftist feminist tradition in the region, a contiuity that was briefly interrupted during the 1990s and 2000s, and thus, at intervening into the history of Yugoslav thought on feminism and Marxism alike.