Tanja Andic

I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Sociology. My dissertation research looks at how youth in post-socialist Serbia conceive of the future, as economic and social uncertainty continue to burden the transitioning state's population.
I have also worked with Teresa Gowan, Sarah Whetstone, and Erin Hoekstra on an ethnographic project studying perspectives on drug use and addiction in the U.S., and with Joseph Svec on the relationship between intimate partner violence and household decision-making in Peru using IPUMS-DHS data.
My academic fields of interest are in the sociology of the future, transitions to adulthood, labor migration, education to employment transitions, post-socialist states, EU accession, comparative welfare states, inequality, cultural sociology, economic sociology, discourse and rhetoric, urban sociology, ethnography and qualitative methods, and social theory.

Educational Background & Specialties

Educational Background

  • B.A.: Sociology, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, 2010.
  • M.A.: Sociology, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, 2014.

Curriculum Vitae

Courses Taught
  • SOC 3701: Social Theory
  • Anđić, Tanja. 2019. “Futurelessness, Migration, or a Lucky Break: Narrative Tropes of the ‘Blocked Future’ among Serbian High School Students.” Journal of Youth Studies 0(0):1–17.
  • Svec, Joseph and Tanja Andic. 2018. “Cooperative Decision-Making and Intimate Partner Violence in Peru.” Population and Development Review 44(1):63–85.
  • Gowan, Teresa, Sarah Whetstone, and Tanja Andic. 2012. “Addiction, Agency, and the Politics of Self-Control: Doing Harm Reduction in a Heroin Users’ Group.” Social Science & Medicine 74(8):1251–60.