Born 22 October 1953 in Priština, Serbia.
In 1977 graduated from Department of Contemporary History, Faculty of Philosophy, Belgrade University. In 1981, received M.A. degree in history from Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade (thesis entitled: Political Relations in the Balkans from 1941 to 1945). In 1991, received Ph. D. from same institution; dissertation entitled: The German” New Order" and Southeastern Europe, 1940/41- 1944/45: Experience and Plans for the Future (published 1991).
From 1978 to 1989 assistant at the Institute for Contemporary History, Belgrade. In 1990 joined Faculty of Philosophy, Department of History. In 1991. Elected assistant professor at the same department. From 1998 elected associated professor, 2002 professor.
From 1983 researches in British Public Record Office, German, Austrian, Greek and Yugoslav archives. Awarded fellowship by Institute fur europaische Geschichte, Mainz, Germany1984 1987; 1992 scholarship by Osterreichisches Ost - und Sudosteuropa Institute, Vienna. In1995. Scholarship by the Arbeitsstelle fur Vergleichende Geschichte, F.U. Berlin. In 1996. three months at Berlin, Leipzig and Mainz at DAAD scholarship. 2002 scholarship by Aristotel S.Onassis Foundation, Athens.
Attended on number of international historical conferences (1985, 16th International Congress of Historical Sciences, Stuttgart; 1990 "Geist und Wisenschaft" Baden bei Wien; 199, 4International conference "Nationalism vs. Internationalism: The Imperial Problem of the Balkans and Europe", Sofia, Bulgaria, November ; International conference "Macedonia and Thrace, 1941 - 1944: Resistance, Liberation", Thessalonica, Greece, December 1994; International conference "Krieg, Genozid und Gedachtnis", Frankfurt am Main, May 1996, International Conference “Combating Stereotypes and Prejudice in History Textbooks of South-East Europe”, Visby, Sweden 1999, “Childhood in the Balkans 19th and 20th Century”, Wiena, Austria 2000, “The Image of Europe between globalization and national consciousness”, Turin, Italy 2000, “War Time Collaboration in Nazi Occupied Europe”, 2005 Florence, “Humanitarian Aid to Greece 1940-1949”, Oxford, UK 2005, “The Greek Civil War. An Appraisal. Political, Ideological, Historiographic Extension,2006, Thessalonica, Greece, etc.
1996-1998 member of international scientific Projects "Autoritäre Regime im Ost und Südost Europa 1918-1945" and 2001-2004 History of South East European History as European History.
From 1994, co-founder and managing editor of scientific journal Godišnjak za društvenu istoriju (Annual of Social History). At 1998 cofounder of the NGO Society for Social History, Belgrade. Colaboration at Enziklopädie des Nationalsozialismus, (Klett-Cotta, Stuttgart 1997).
Lectures by invitation: 1991 and 2004 at School for East European and Slavonic Studies, London; 1996 in Weimar, Germany; February 1997 Mannheim University, Germany; 1999, 2004, 2005 at Institute for Balkan Studies, Thessalonica; April 2000 at Trieste University, Uppsala University Sweden 2005, 2006 at Institute for European History and at University of Bonn, Germany, etc.
Fields of Interest: European and South East European History in 20th Century, Social History.
Language knowledge: English, German, Italian.