Nada Petković-Djordjević

Nada Petković-Djordjević Lecturer in Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian Editor-in-Chief of Leptir Mašna, the literary magazine of students in balkan studies

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Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian language

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Nada Petković is the appointed lecturer of South Slavic Languages in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Chicago. Her teaching focuses on second-language acquisition, as well as sociolinguistics, regional ethnography and literature, literary theory, cinema, and folklore. Recent projects include Balkan Epic: Song, History, Modernity (Scarecrow, 2012), an advanced level language textbook, Po naški through Fiction: An Annotated Chrestomathy of Bosnian, Croatian, and Serbian Prose, and an online database of aspectual pairs of Croatian and Serbian verbs. She is editor-in-chief and founder of Leptir mašna, an annual literary journal that publishes the work of students in Balkan Studies at the University of Chicago. Petković is the recipient of many distinguished honors, including a Fulbright Visiting Scholar grant and awards from the Consortium for Language Teaching and Learning. An active member of several professional organizations, she currently serves as president of the North American Society for Serbian Studies.


Elementary Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian
Intermediate Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian
Advanced Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian
The History of Yugoslav Conflict
The Burden of the Balkans: A Journey through History, Religion, and Culture