Veljko Vujacic

  • Professor of Sociology


  • BA, Brandeis University, 1985
  • MA, University California Berkeley, 1989
  • PhD, University California Berkeley, 1995


Professor Vujačić’s fields of specialization include sociological theory, political sociology and comparative-historical sociology, with a special focus on theories of nationalism and the development of communism and nationalism in the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia.

Professor Vujačić has published articles in Theory and Society, Post-Soviet Affairs, East European Politics and Societies, Comparative Politics, Research in Political Sociology, The International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, The Encyclopedia of Revolutions, The Concise Encyclopedia of Comparative Sociology, and various edited volumes. His book Nationalism, Myth, and the State in Russia and Serbia: Antecedents of the Dissolution of the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia came out with Cambridge University Press in 2015.

Spring 2024

Social Change and Political Transformation in Eastern Europe — SOCI 230
Classical and Contemporary Sociological Theory — SOCI 303

Fall 2024

Classical and Contemporary Sociological Theory — SOCI 303
Nationalism, Culture, and Politics Under and After Dictatorship: Spain and Yugoslavia in the 20th Ce — SOCI 340
Communism and Intellectuals: From Utopia to Disillusionment — SOCI 431


Veljko Vujacic Interviewed by The European Center for Populism Studies

April 17, 2024

Professor of Sociology and Russian and East European Studies Veljko Vujacic gave an interview on recent events in Russia and the character of the Putin regime to the non-profit organization The European Center for Populism Studies, located in Brussels, Belgium. View the interview transcript and video here.

Veljko Vujacic's Book Translated to Russian and Serbian

January 16, 2020

Professor of Sociology Veljko Vujacic's book Nationalism, Myth, and the State in Russia and Serbia (Cambridge University Press, 2015) appeared in Russian (St. Petersburg, The European University Press, 2019) and Serbian translations (Belgrade: CLIO press, 2019). Public presentations were organized in St. Petersburg (European University) on October, 22, 2019 and at the International Belgrade Book Fair on October 27, 2019.