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Danilo Mandić

Faculty Associate


Danilo Mandić

Danilo Mandić is associate senior lecturer in the department of sociology at Harvard University. His research focuses on war, refugees, social movements, nationalism, ethnic relations, and organized crime. His first book Gangsters and Other Statesmen (Princeton University Press, 2020) received the Mirra Komarovsky Best Book Award and the ASA Section on Peace, War, and Social Conflict's Best Book Award in 2022. His second book is The Syrian Refugee Crisis: How Democracies and Autocracies Perpetrated Mass Displacement (Routledge, 2023).

Mandić also co-edited a volume on youth in Southeast Europe entitled Beyond Ethnicity: Changing Youth Values in Southeast EuropeBeyond Ethnicity (Routledge, 2018). From 2015-2017, he led a research team to study Syrian refugees on the Balkan Route and, in 2022, he conducted fieldwork in Ukraine on forced migration.


  • Associate Senior Lecturer, Department of Sociology, Harvard University
  • Associate, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies
  • Faculty Associate, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University