Tarik Jusić

Research Fellow / Co-founder


Democratization and the media

Media policy

Strategic communication


Dr. Tarik Jusic, Research Fellow / Co-founder at the Center for Social Research Analitika. Tarik holds a doctoral degree from the Institute for Media and Communication Studies, University of Vienna, Austria, and an MA degree in Political Science from Central European University, Budapest, Hungary.He has worked as Assistant Professor at the Department of Political Science and International Relations, Sarajevo School of Science and Technology (www.ssst.edu.ba) from 2009 until 2013, where he was teaching the course "Media and Politics". He was also a guest lecturer at the European Regional Master’s Degree in Human Rights and Democracy in South East Europe (ERMA) of the Center for Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Studies at the University of Sarajevo from 2009 until 2012, where he taught parts of the course on research methods.
He has worked as a researcher, program director and program adviser at Mediacentar Sarajevo (www.media.ba) from July 2002 until November 2011. From 2006 until 2010, he was also an editor of the online magazine "Puls demokratije". He has published a number of academic and professional papers and has edited several books dealing with the development of media in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the region of Southeast Europe.

Work Experience

Since 9/2009 Executive Director, Analitika – Center for Social Research, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Since 9/2009  Non-Resident Fellow, Center for Media, Data and Society, CEU School of Public Policy, Central European University; Budapest, Hungary

9/2009 - 2/2013  Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science and International Relations, SSST – Sarajevo School of Science and Technology, Sarajevo

7/2002 - 11/2011  Program Director, Mediacentar Sarajevo, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

9/2008 - 9/2009  Visiting Fellow, Center for Media and Communication Studies, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary

7/2006 - 12/2009  Editor, Puls demokratije online magazine, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

2/2000 - 11/2001  Researcher, Media Plan Institute, Sarajevo, Bosnia and  Herzegovina


2003 Ph.D. in Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Vienna, Institute of Journalism & Communication Science (Institut für Publizistik- und Kommunikationswissenschaft der Universität Wien), Vienna, Austria (Dissertation title: Media, Power and Col

1998 Master of Arts (MA) in Political Science, Central European University (CEU), Department of Political Science, Budapest, Hungary, (MA Thesis title: Media as a Weapon: The Role of the Media in Inter-Ethnic Conflicts)

1996 Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Journalism, University of Sarajevo, Faculty of Political Sciences, Department of Journalism, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina