Mr. Stefan Surlic (MA) is currently in the third year of his PhD studies at the Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Belgrade. The topic of his master thesis, defended in 2012 with the highest grade, was “Implementation of Consociation in Ethnically-Divided society”. He’s been working as teaching assistant at the course Comparative Politics since October 2011. In October 2015 he got a permanent position as a teaching assistant at the Faculty of Political Sciences and is engaged in teaching in several other courses. He’s been associate of the Faculty’s Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies of the Balkans (CisBalk) since 2013. Fields of his academic interest include: comparative analysis of political institutions, ethnically divided society, democratization, and constitutional design. In 2012 he attended the undergraduate studies of the Belgrade Open School, within the program “European Integration and Civic Culture and Values”. He also participated as a researcher in the project “The Position of Serbia in the European Integration process” of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation in Serbia, in 2013. Surlic is one of the founders of the Belgrade-based Centre for Social Research in 2011.