Tijana Milosevic

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In short

Tijana Milosevic is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Oslo focusing on social media policies, internet governance, and digital media use among children and youth. She is a member of the EU Kids Online research network. Her first monograph "Protecting Children Online? Cyberbullying Policies of Social Media Companies"  has just been published in The MIT Press Information Society Series. For Tijana Milosevic's full CV, please visit tijanamilosevic.org or you can follow her on Twitter. 

Academic interests

Social media; Media regulation and policy; Democracy and freedom of expression in the mediaMedia use among children and adolescents

Courses taught

MEVIT 4613: Youth and New Media in Context: Bullying, Sexting & Digital Citizenship.


Tijana Milosevic is originally from Belgrade, Serbia, and completed her PhD at American University in Washington DC’s School of Communication. Milosevic obtained her MA in Media and Public Affairs from The George Washington University, also in DC.

Milosevic's PhD dissertation is an analysis of policies and mechanisms that social media companies such as Facebook, Twitter and Ask.fm, among many others, have in place to address digital bullying. She raises the questions about effectiveness of the current self-regulatory environment and what it takes to create a space for more dignified online relations. She has also studied media coverage of cyberbullying in the US mainstream media and have previously conducted work on a range of topics from media coverage of War in Iraq to climate change, public diplomacy, and the effect on copyright policies on visual arts community in the US.

In addition to her experience in the US, she has also lectured in Serbia and worked outside of academia. Milosevic interned and worked at media organizations, such as the BBC and Radio Free Europe; public affairs and public diplomacy organizations like Fleishman-Hillard and The Public Diplomacy Council; and finally at the French International School in Belgrade, in the lastmentioned as a teacher with children aged 3 to 12, which sparked her interest in understanding their behavior, especially in reference to digital media.


Positions held

  • 2014-2015: Research assistant, School of Communication, American University (this academic year is designated for the completion of my dissertation)

  • Summer 2014: Research intern: Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Harvard University

  • Summer 2014: Research assistant to Dr. Patricia Aufderheide, School of Communication, American University: produced an analysis on documentary filmmaking content and funding

  • 2013-14: Research assistant to Dr. Patricia Aufderheide, School of Communication, American University: analysis of copyright and fair use among visual arts professionals

  • 2013: Attended 24th annual Ann Ferren Conference on Teaching and Learning, American University, Washington DC

  • 2012-13: Research assistant to Dr. Lauren Feldman and Dr. Sol Hart, School of Communication, American University: analysis of media coverage of climate change

  • 2010-11: Visiting lecturer in media psychology and media research methods, Faculty of Media and Communication, Singidunum University, Belgrade, Serbia

  • 2007-2009: Research assistant to Dr. Steven Livingston, Dr. Robert Entman and Dr. Sean Aday, School of Media and Public Affairs, The George Washington University: analysis of media coverage of War in Iraq

  • 2007-2009: Teaching assistant for the following courses: Introduction to Political Communication (SMPA 102), Dean’s Seminar on Globalization, and Media and Foreign Policy (SMPA 172), School of Media and Public Affairs, The George Washington University



Milosevic, T. (Spring, 2018). Protecting children Online? Cyberbullying Policies of Social Media Companies. The MIT Press.


Montgomery, K., Chester, J., & Milosevic, T. (2017). Children’s privacy in the big data era: Research opportunities. Pediatrics (Supplement). DOI: 10.1542/peds.2016-1758O

Staksrud, E. & Milosevic, T. (2017). Adolescents and children in global media landscape: From risks to rights. Annals of the International Communication Association. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/23808985.2017.1387503

Görzig, A., Milosevic, T., & Staksrud, E. (2017). Cyberbullying victimization in context: The role of social inequalities in countries and regions. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 48(8), 1198–1215.

Milosevic, T. (2016). Social media companies’ cyberbullying policies. International Journal of Communication, 10, 22.

Aufderheide, P., Milosevic, T., & Bello, B.  (2015). The Impact of Copyright Permissions Culture on the US Visual Arts Community: The Consequences of Fear of Fair Use. New Media & Society, first published on March 10, 2015, doi:10.1177/1461444815575018

Milosevic, T. (2015). Cyberbullying in US Mainstream Media. In Press: Journal of Children and Media 9(4).

Feldman, L., Hart, S., & Milosevic, T. (2015). Polarizing News? Representations of Threat and Efficacy in Leading U.S. Newspapers’ Coverage of Climate Change. Public Understanding of Science. Published online before print July 30, 2015, doi: 10.1177/0963662515595348


Holloway, D., Milosevic, T., & Jorge, A. (2017). Framing risks around smart toys. In G. Mascheroni & D. Holloway (eds) The Internet of Toys: A Report on Media and Social Discourses around Young Children and IoToys. DigiLitEY.

Liubiniene, V. & Milosevic T. (2017). Global and local insights into involvement with IoToys. In G. Mascheroni & D. Holloway (eds) The Internet of Toys: A Report on Media and Social Discourses around Young Children and IoToys. DigiLitEY.

Montgomery, K., Chester, J., & Milosevic, T. (2017). Ensuring young people’s digital privacy as a fundamental right. In B. De Abreu, A.  Lee, J. McDougall, J. Melki, & P. Mihailidis (Eds.), International Handbook of Media Literacy. New York, NY: Routledge.

Milosevic, T. (2016). Framing Cyberbullying in US Mainstream Media. in Kohler, S-M., Kruger H.H. & Pfaff, N. (Eds.). “Handbook Peer Research” Barbara Budrich Academic Publishing (publication will be in German language).

Aufderheide, P., Jaszi, P., Bello, B., Milosevic, T., and College Art Association of America. 2014. Copyright, Permissions, and Fair Use Among Visual Artists and the Academic and Museum Visual Arts Communities: An Issues Report. Available here:

Milosevic, T. 2009. US International Communications. In Encyclopedia of Journalism (pp. 1418-1422). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, Inc.


Otero, P. & Milosevic, T. (September 2017). Social media companies’ policies against cyberbullying and hate speech. Paper presented by a colleague (as I was not able to attend), as part of the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) Conference, Oslo, Norway.

Milosevic, T. (May 2017). Social media and cyberbullying: Self-regulation, rights and responsibility? Invited lecture at Dublin City University and the Anti-Bullying Centre at Dublin City University.

Milosevic, T. (November 2016). Towards a rights-based self-regulatory framework: Social media companies’ responsibility for cyberbullying and commercial data collection. Panel presentation with Dr Sonia Livingstone, Dr Eva Lievens, Dr Kathryn Montgomery and Dr Elisabeth Staksrud. European Communications Research and Education Association, Annual Conference, Prague.

Milosevic, T. (July 2016). Social media companies’ policies against bullying: Between protection and participation rights. Presentation at the meeting of the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) pre-Conference Children’s and Young People’s Rights in the Digital Age, London School of Economics, UK.

Milosevic, T. (June 2016). Cyberbullying policies of social media companies: Towards self-regulatory effectiveness? Presentation at the 66th Annual International Communication Association (ICA) Conference, Fukuoka, Japan.

Goerzig, A., Milosevic, T., & Staksrud, E (April 2016). Cyberbullying in context. Presentation at the Cyberbullying: A Challenge for Researchers and Practitioners: Prevention and Intervention Conference, Gothenburg, Sweden.

Montgomery, K.C., Chester, J., & Milosevic, T. (October 2015). Children’s privacy in the big data era: Challenges and opportunities for scholars. Presentation at the meeting of the Children and Screens Institute Digital Media and Developing Minds, Irvine, CA.

Milosevic, T. (October 2015). Privatized governance of privacy, free expression, intellectual property rights and cyberbullying. Fishbowl presentation with Tatevik Sargsyan and Andrea Hackl at the 16th Annual Conference of the Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR), Phoenix, Arizona. [AOIR is the most important interdisciplinary venue for internet research.]

Milosevic, T. (2014). Framing Cyberbullying in US Mainstream Media. Paper accepted for presentation at the 15th Annual Conference of the Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR), Daegu, Korea

Milosevic, T. (2014). Copyright Practices and Creative Self-censorship in the Visual Arts Community. Paper presented at the 64th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), Seattle

Milosevic, T. (2013). Pilot study: Framing Cyberbullying in US Mainstream Media. Paper presented at the National Communication Association’s (NCA) 100th Annual Conference, Washington DC

Milosevic, T. (2012). Developing a Dignity Framework for Studying Cyberbullying. Research framework presented at the annual workshop of Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies Network (Human DHS) in New York, NY

Livingston, S. and Milosevic, T. 2009. Media Framing of Geostrategic Outcomes of War in Iraq: The Case of Iran. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association 67th Annual Conference, Chicago, IL

 Milosevic, T. 2009. US Public Diplomacy in Serbia after Kosovo. Paper presented at the International Studies Association 50th Annual Conference, New York, NY


Tags: Social media, Media and communication, Media use among children and adolescents, Democracy and freedom of expression in the media, Media Policy and Regulation


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  • Milosevic, Tijana (2018). Protecting Children Online? Cyberbullying Policies of Social Media Companies. MIT Press.  ISBN 9780262344081.  280 s.

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  • Ni Bhroin, Niamh; Ljungblad, Sarah; Serholt, Sofia; Milosevic, Tijana; Nørgård, Rikke Toft; Lindgren, Pamela; Ess, Charles Melvin & Barendregt, Wolmet (2018). Critical Robotics: Exploring a New Paradigm.
  • Milosevic, Tijana (2017). Blurring the Lines: Market-Driven and Democracy-Driven Freedom of Expression. Nordic Journal of Human Rights.  ISSN 1891-8131.  35(2)
  • Milosevic, Tijana (2015). "Cyberbullying Policies of Social Media Companies".
  • Milosevic, Tijana & Aufderheide, Patricia (2015). The role of copyright in structuring the digital imaginary in the visual arts.
  • Milosevic, Tijana; Sargsyan, Tatevik & Hackl, Andrea (2015). Privatized governance: How information intermediaries manage privacy, copyright, free expression and cyberbullying.
  • Montgomery, Kathryn; Chester, Jeff; Milosevic, Tijana & Graff, Samantha (2015). Privacy Workgroup at the Conference, Title of the Paper: Children's Privacy in the Big Data Era: Challenges and Opportunities for Scholars.
  • Nakken, Siw & Milosevic, Tijana (2015, 26. september). (Three articles in two newspapers based on one interview): "Blant de ivrigste i verde på nett" and "Blant de ivrigste i verden på sosiale medier" and "Får jeg mindre en 100 likes på et bilde tenker jeg: Tonje, det der var stygt, det må du slette".  Østlands Posten, Tønsbergs Blad,.

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