Natalija Stepanović

I hold a master’s degree in Comparative Literature from the University of Zagreb (2019). In 2021, I graduated with a master’s degree in Critical Gender Studies from Central European University. I am currently a PhD student at University College London. My doctoral research focuses on queer prose in the Balkans. I am primarily interested in critical theory, gay and lesbian literature, women’s writing, and working-class cultures.

My essay on legal and activist aspects of the gay struggle for adoption in Croatia is included in Springer’s 2022 collection Mapping LGBTQ Spaces and Places. Along with academic texts, I write essays on queer issues and pop culture for several leftist and feminist media outlets.