Pedagogy & Academia


Theatre and Reconciliation: The Day of an Unlucky Man, Journal of Arts & Communities, 2016, 8: 1-2, 121-134.
‘Confronting Medusa in post war Bosnia’ RiDE: Journal of Applied Theatre and Performance, 2015, Vol. 20, No.2, 191-195. access article here

Selected Conference Papers

Silent soldier: performing comedy for reconciliation; Theatre and Memory Wars, Vytautac Magnus Universitas, Kaunas, Lithuania, 2018.
Silent soldier: comedy and peace-building in Northern Bosnia; Art and Activism, Steinhardt NYU, New York, 2018.
Applied theatre and reconciliation in the post war Bosnia and Herzegovina; ‘I Too Remember Dust’: Peace-building, Politics & the Arts; The University of Winchester, Winchester 2015.
Applied Theatre and Comedy; Comedy and Society Conference, University of Hull, Hull 2014.
Hero or Vilan? A story of the white t-shirt; TaPRA – Applied and Social Theatre, Royal Holloway University, London 2014.
Questions on engaging performance in post-war Bosnia and Hercegovina; Art, Peace and Conflict Conference; Archbishop Desmond Tutu Centre for War and Peace Studies, Hope University, Liverpool 2014.


2017 – current: Visiting Lecturer, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, London.                                                      BA Performing Arts, BA Applied Theatre, MA Applied Theatre.
2014 – current: Lecture Assistant in Drama, University of Kent, Canterbury                                                                          BA modules: Text for Theatre, Modern Theatre, Theatre and Adaptation, Empty Space,                             European Theatre after 1945, Directing.

Students feedback

‘The lectures were insightful and the seminars, even though they were 9am on a monday, were always thoroughly enjoyable. Maja is a hugely inspiring woman and educator. Tying every discussion into current affairs and modern theatre was a fantastic and engaging way of learning. It is also hugely comforting to be taught by people who have so much knowledge and enthusiasm for what they are teaching.’ (European Theatre, 2 Year)
‘Maja has been a fantastic seminar leader. She has always kept us engaged and is inspiring with her knowledge to help for wider reading and anything we genuinely found interesting.’ (European Theatre, 2 Year)
‘The switch to our workshop leader Maya, really increased my enjoyment and understanding of the module. Immediately she made us all at ease and she personally supported and advised me on issues and difficulties I had concerning the module and more personal issues, for which I found her help invaluable.’ (Empty Space, 1 Year)
‘Maya Milatovic-Ovadia took over our group at a time when there was nobody else to cover. She has done an amazing job and deserves recognition for the excellent teaching she has provided. Our group would not be in the strong places we are now in terms of our practical end of term performance without her support. She came in without knowing our group very well and built a strong relationship with us, and helped us as a group finally begin to work together and communicate with one another. There was a lot of tension within the group before Maya took over our teaching, but she immediately had us working together and created a healthy and productive group dynamic.’ (Empty Space, 1 Year)