Researcher - full time - MSCA Seal of Excellence, Free University of Bozen (Bolzano), Italy Guest Researcher: CITCEM Centro de Investigação Transdisciplinar Cultura, Espaço,Memória, (WG Glocal representations) Porto, Portugal; MenforWomen. Voces Masculinas en la Querella da las Mujeres. Universidad de Sevilla, Spain; PRIVACY, Center for Privacy Studies, University of Copenhagen. My main research interests lie in the field of Italian Renaissance, marginal writings, history of emotions, querelle des femmes, and privacy studies.

Personal identification

Full name
Jelena Bakic

Citation names

  • Bakic, Jelena

Author identifiers

Ciência ID
Google Scholar ID

Email addresses

  • jbakic@unibz.it (Professional)


Mobile phone
  • (39) 3273385134 (Professional)

Knowledge fields

  • Humanities - Arts


Language Speaking Reading Writing Listening Peer-review
English Proficiency (C2) Proficiency (C2) Proficiency (C2) Proficiency (C2) Proficiency (C2)
Italian Proficiency (C2) Proficiency (C2) Proficiency (C2) Proficiency (C2) Advanced (C1)
Serbo-Croatian (Mother tongue)
Portuguese Intermediate (B1) Upper intermediate (B2) Upper intermediate (B2) Upper intermediate (B2) Intermediate (B1)
Latin Beginner (A1) Upper intermediate (B2) Intermediate (B1) Elementary (A2) Beginner (A1)
Spanish; Castilian Elementary (A2) Elementary (A2) Elementary (A2) Elementary (A2) Elementary (A2)
Russian Intermediate (B1) Intermediate (B1) Intermediate (B1) Intermediate (B1) Intermediate (B1)
Degree Classification
2023/06/01 - 2023/06/10
Italian Paleography and Archival Studies (Outros)
Major in History, culture, literature
Medici Archive Project, Italy
2022/01/01 - 2022/12/01
ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions School of Humanities (Pós-doutoramento)
Major in `History of Emotions
The University of Western Australia, Australia
2013/09/03 - 2017/10/21
Joint PhD in Early Modern European Literature and Cultural History: Text and Event in Early Modern Europe TEEME (Doctor of Philosophy)
Major in Cultural history and literature, margin, paratexts, cultural encounters, gender
Univerzita Karlova, Czech Republic
2013/09/03 - 2017/07/21
Jelena Bakic (Doutoramento)
Major in Renaissance, Italian cultural history and literature; margin, paratext, rhetoric, authorship and gender; ; archival research; trans-cultural and trans-national encounters; Italian studies.
Universidade do Porto, Portugal
"“Defence from the Margin: Women Authors and Paratext between the Two Shores of the Adriatic. Three Case Studies from the Sixteenth Century”" (THESIS/DISSERTATION)
2008/09/05 - 2009/09/30
O Programa Master Conjunto Erasmus Mundus-Women’s and Gender Studies in Europe, GEMMA (Magister (2nd cycle))
Major in Italian literature, Italian art, cross-cultural relationship, gender, cultural history
Universidad de Granada, Spain
"Milena Pavlovic Barilli - A Voice in the Shadow" (THESIS/DISSERTATION)
2007/09/01 - 2008/08/01
Jelena Bakic (Laurea Magistrale)
Major in Contemporary Literature, Gender and Women Studies, Cultural History
Università di Bologna, Italy
"Milena Pavlovic Barilli - A Voice in the Shadow" (THESIS/DISSERTATION)
1998/10/01 - 2006/05/03
Jelena Bakic (Master)
Major in Italian language and literature
Univerzitet u Beogradu Filološki Fakultet Katedra za italijanistiku, Serbia


Host institution
2023/01/01 - Current Research Assistant (Research) Libera Università di Bolzano, Italy
Libera Università di Bolzano, Facoltà di Scienze della Formazione , Italy
2022/01/18 - Current Visiting Researcher (Research) IT-Universitet i København, Denmark
Centre for Privacy Studies , Denmark

Teaching in Higher Education

Host institution
2022/06/01 - 2022/06/30 Visiting Professor (University Teacher) Università di Bologna, Italy
Università degli Studi di Bologna Dipartimento di Filologia Classica e Italianistica, Italy


Host institution
2017/09/04 - Current Integrated member Universidade do Porto Centro de Investigação Transdisciplinar Cultura Espaço e Memória, Portugal
Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Letras, Portugal


Designation Funders
2020/11/01 - Current "Men for Women. Voces Masculinas en la Querella de las Mujeres" (PID2019-104004GB-I00) at the University of Sevilla.
Universidad de Sevilla, Spain


Designation Funders
2023/01/01 - 2024/01/01 PARITY - Paratexts and Privacy in Renaissance Italy
Research Fellow
Libera Università di Bolzano, Italy


Book chapter
  1. Bakic, Jelena. "The Eastern Adriatic and Privacy in Sixteenth-Century Italian Narratives". In Privacy at Sea. Practices, Spaces, and Communication in Maritime History, 345-372. Palgrave Macmillan Cham, 2024.
  2. Bakic, Jelena. "Camilla Herculiana (Erculiani): Private Practices of Knowledge Production". In Women’s Private Practices of Knowledge Production in Early Modern Europe, edited by Natacha Klein Käfer; Natália da Silva Perez, 43-72. Palgrave Macmillan Cham, 2023.
    Published • 10.1007/978-3-031-44731-0
  3. "Privacy at Sea". In Practices, Spaces, and Communication in Maritime History. 2023.
Book review
  1. Bakic, Jelena. "“Ivana Pantelic, Female Partizans as Citizens: Social Emancipation of Female Partisans in Serbia, 1945-1953”,". (2012):
Conference paper
  1. Bakic, Jelena. "Il viaggio testuale nel Rinascimento. Imitazione, scrittura e riscrittura tra le due sponde dell’Adriatico". Paper presented in Quaestiones romanicae, VII/2, Timisoara,, 2018.
Exhibition catalog
  1. Bakic, Jelena. Giordano Bruno: aquele que desperta almas adormecidas”,. Giordano Bruno, ópera em duas partes e doze cenas, música Francesco Filidei, libreto Stefano Busellato, Casa da Música, Porto, 2015, 2015.
Journal article
  1. Bakic, Jelena. "Girolamo Camerata and Querelle des Femmes - General Discourse and Paradoxes". Renaissance et Réformes (2024):
    In press
  2. Bakic, Jelena. "Girolamo Camerata e la Querelle des Femmes nel Rinascimento italiano". RSEI Revista de la sociedad española de italianistas 14 (2020): 91-99.
  3. Bakic, Jelena. "“Don’t You Now See the Excellence of Our Sex? Maria Gondola and Defence of Women’s Rights in the Sixteenth Century Dubrovnik”". Poznan´skie Studia Slawistyczne nr 11/2016, Teorie i praktyki genderowe w slowian´skich tekstach kultury, Innowacje – Inspiracje – Interpretacje, (2016):
Preface / Postscript
  1. Green, Michael and Ineke Huysman. "Introduction". Preface to Private Life and Privacy in the Early Modern Low Countries. Brepols. 2023.
Thesis / Dissertation
  1. Jelena Bakic. "Defence from the margin. Women authors and paratext between the two shores of the Adriatic. Three case studies from the Sixteenth Century". PhD, 2017. https://repositorio-aberto.up.pt/handle/10216/105856.

Oral presentation

Presentation title Event name
Host (Event location)
2023/11/20 Emotions od Complaint in Renaissance Italy: Voices from the Margin Public Lecture
CETAPS University of Porto
2023/09/22 La querelle des femmes e le dediche epistolari in Italiano nel Cinquecento International Summer School Christine De Pizan: Scrittrici europee
Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna (Bologna, Italy)
2023/04/04 PARITY – Paratexts and le Idee dell’Uguaglianza nel Rinascimento Italiano Studium Generale - Questioni di genere – guestioni di disuguaglianza?
Libera Università di Bolzano (Bolzano, Italy)

Event organisation

Event name
Type of event (Role)
Institution / Organization
2022/11/30 - 2022/12/02 Practices of Privacy: Vestiges of Dialogues. Private conversations of the past rarely leave traces, and many times historians must analyse their sources against the grain to look for vestiges of these exchanges - or to find hints of privacy within recorded ones. This symposium focused on private and public conversation in early modern period and will result in coedited book published by Studia Academiae Belgicae. (2022 - 2022)
Conference (Co-organisor)
Academia Belgica, Italy

The Royal Netherlands Institute Rome, Italy

Academia Danimarca a Roma , Italy

Event participation

Activity description
Type of event
Event name
Institution / Organization
2023/05/04 - 2023/05/05 PARITÀ – paratesto e le idee dell’uguaglianza nel Rinascimento italiano
XX congreso del grupo de investigación: “Humanismo en femenino: ética y escritura
Universidad de Sevilla, Spain
2023/04/20 - 2023/04/21 Reading Diversity Through Italian Early Modern Paratext
Dorothy Dunnett Centenary Conference: “Understanding Diversity in the 15th and 16h Centuries”
Dorothy Dunnett Society, United Kingdom

Course / Discipline taught

Academic session Degree Subject (Type) Institution / Organization
2023/03/02 - 2023/04/10 Renaissance and Power Relations from the Perspective of the History of Emotions and Privacy Studies Culture and Communication (Bachelor) Libera Università di Bolzano, Italy


2022 Seal of Excellence MSCA HORIZON-MSCA-2021-PF-01-01 — MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships 2021
European Commission EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation 2014/2020, Belgium
2021 Seal of Excellence MSCA Horizon 2020’s Marie Sklodowska-Curie actions call H2020-MSCA-IF-2020
European Commission Horizon Europe, Belgium
2013 Erasmus Mundus Doctoral Fellowship for three consecutive years
2007 Erasmus Mundus Master Scholarship for two consecutive years.