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Michael Breger

Office: Encina Hall West 203
Phone: (650) 725-2563

Event and Communications Coordinator

Michael Breger is a Master of Liberal Arts candidate at Stanford and a graduate of the University of Virginia, where he studied history and astronomy. While at UVA, Michael was an active member of Model United Nations and was the editor-in-chief of The Wilson Journal of International Affairs. A history buff and avid follower of international current events, Michael loves learning about different cultures, languages and literatures. Before coming to CREEES, Michael worked in a variety of sales and marketing roles in Silicon Valley, and also worked at Stanford’s Green Library. When he is not planning upcoming CREEES events, Michael enjoys reading, painting, music, and the outdoors. 

Joanne Camantigue

Joanne Camantigue

Phone: (650) 723-3562

Center Administrator

Joanne Camantigue holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management from the University of Santo Tomas, Asia’s oldest existing university founded in 1611. 

Previously at Stanford, she was the Financial Assistant in Stanford Global Studies (SGS) for almost 5 years. Prior to joining SGS, Joanne was a real estate loan processor and funder at Provident Credit Union in Redwood City.

She has lived in the Bay Area for many years and loves the diversity in this community. She enjoys learning about different cultures, and ethnic cuisine, one plate at a time.
Jovana Knezevic

Jovana Knežević

Office: Encina Hall West 203
Phone: (650) 725-6852

Associate Director

Jovana Knežević is an historian whose research and teaching interests focus on belligerent occupation and the social and cultural history of the First World War; urban history; and the Habsburg Empire, the Balkans and Yugoslavia. She is author of several book chapters and articles on gender and war and the Habsburg-occupied Serbian capital of Belgrade during World War I.  A graduate of the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University and recipient of a diplome from Sciences Po-Paris, she received her PhD from Yale University.  Jovana came to Stanford in 2006 to teach in the History Department and joined CREEES in 2013.

At CREEES, Jovana oversees operations of the Center, advises MA students, and develops and manages programming.  She also teaches REEES-related courses on World War I in Eastern Europe and Russia and on the 19th/early 20th century urban history of Europe’s continental empires.

Pavle Levi

Pavle Levi

Phone: (650) 725-5467

Faculty Director

Pavle Levi is Director of CREEES and Associate Professor of Film Studies in Department of Art & Art History.  Professor Levi teaches and writes on arts, culture, and politics of Eastern Europe. His research emphasizes cinema and avant-garde movements in the socialist era. Levi 's books include Jolted Images: Unbound Analytic (Amsterdam University Press, 2018), Cinema by Other Means (Oxford, 2012), and Disintegration in Frames: Aesthetics and Ideology in Yugoslav and Post-Yugoslav Cinema (Stanford, 2007).