• National University, Los Angeles
  • UCLA Extension
  • University of Zagreb, Croatia


  • Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian language and culture
  • Foreign and second language teaching methodology
  • BCS for heritage speakers
  • Film and literature in the countries of South-Eastern Europe


Language Courses:

  • Elementary Serbian/Croatian (BCS) 101 A-C
  • Intermediate Serbian/Croatian (BCS) 102 A-C
  • Intensive Elementary Serbian/Croatian (Summer Session A) 103
  • Advanced Tutorial Instruction in Serbian/Croatian 187 A-M

Content courses:

  • C&EE ST 130 Balkan Cultures in Film and Literature

Department-wide collaborative course:

  • Fiat Lux seminar: Language, Identity & Power in Post-communist Eastern Europe (Lecture on “Bosnian, Croatian, Montenegrin, and Serbian -one, two, three, four, or more languages?”)

Conference Papers

Implementing personal history-related research projects in advanced BCS classes, AATSEEL Conference, online, 2021

Effects of Formal and Informal Assessments on Learning in BCS Classes, AATSEEL Conference, San Diego, 2020

Accommodating Heritage Speakers in BCS Classes, AATSEEL Conference, New Orleans 2019

Benefits of Current Events-Based Curriculum in Advanced BCS Classes, AATSEEL Conference 2017

Teaching Vocabulary in BCS (Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian) Classes, AATSEEL Conference, Vancouver, Canada 2015

Teaching BCS (Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian) Grammar in Context, AATEESL Conference, Boston 2013

Fostering Language Development and Critical Thinking Through Writing in a BCS Class, AATEESL Conference, Seattle 2012

Using Advertisements to Teach Grammar and Culture in a BCS Class, AATEESL Conference, Pasadena 2011

Translation, Reviews, and Panels

Panelist in round-table on political theatre in South Eastern Europe (Jeton Neziraj – Department of Dreams) in City Garage Theatre, Santa Monica, 2019

Culture and language consultant on PBS animated series Let’s Go, Luna, Los Angeles, 2019

Language consultant for the performance Archduke by Rajiv Joseph in Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, 2018

Translator and consultant on the PBS Emmy-winning documentary “Mia, A Dancer’s Journey” about the life Croatian ballet dancer Mia Čorak-Slavenska , 2017

Reviewed Bosnian/Serbian/Croatian Language Program at Defense Language Institute Monterey

Edited Croatian translation of Philip Roth’s The Plot Against America (2007)

Reviewed Beginning English Course for Random House

Translation of scenes from Susan Lori Parks’ play for Croatian Radio-Television