Smiljana received her PhD in Rhetoric and Communication from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities; she holds an MA degree in Social Anthropology, and BA degrees in Social Anthropology and in Music. Her research interests intersect the areas of communication, culture, and technology, specifically focusing on socio-cultural aspects of information and communication technologies. Currently, Smiljana is working on two projects — Alfalab and Humanities Information Practices.
Smiljana’s previous research includes work on subjects such as: nonverbal communication in virtual environments (Information, Communication, and Society, 2008); digital rhetoric (The Sage Handbook of Rhetorical Studies, 2008); blogging (American Behavioral Scientist, 2008; Into the Blogosphere, 2004); virtual ethnicity and intercultural communication online (Internet Research Annual, 2004); virtual communities (First Monday, 2002). For the past five years, Smiljana has been teaching courses in Internet Communication and Professional Communication at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, where she has also been engaged as a researcher in the Internet Studies Center.
The Virtual Knowledge Studio for the Humanities and Social Sciences – VKS
Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences
1019 AT Amsterdam
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