Djordje Sredanovic has obtained a BA and an MA in Communication from the University of Bologna and a PhD in Social Sciences from the University of Padua, with a research on the conceptions of citizenship and biographies of rights of migrants and local factory workers in Ferrara, Italy. He has taught at the University of Bologna and, from 2015 to 2017, has been a post-doc at the Group for Research on Ethnic Relations, Migration & Equality (GERME) laboratory and the Migrations Asylum Multiculturalism (MAM) research group of the Université Libre de Bruxelles, with a research on the implementation of citizenship and integration policies in Belgium and the UK, part of a larger research project of the MAM research group on restrictive migration and integration policies in Europe, funded by the Wallonia-Brussels Federation.
He is currently a Newton International Fellow of the British Academy, and is conducting a research on the impact of Brexit on the experiences and orientations toward naturalisation of different groups – EU27 citizens in the UK, Britons in Belgium, Indians in Belgium and the UK, and Britons in the UK who have applied or explored applying for another citizenship. In addition to the funding from the British Academy, his current project has obtained funding at the GERME and the Université Libre de Bruxelles from the National Fund for Scientific Research of the Belgian Francophone Community (F.R.S. - FNRS).
He is a specialist in the study of citizenship, with research on both the policies and the experiences of citizenship, and has further conducted research on migrations (mobility, asylum, integration policies, media representations), media, the European Union, and work.