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Ray Buckner

Ray Buckner

Phone: (650) 725-2563

Events and Communications Coordinator

Ray Buckner holds a Bachelors of Arts degree in Politics from Occidental College in Los Angeles and studied Environmental Justice for a semester at Khon Kaen University in Thailand.  Ray previously worked as the Program Assistant at Occidental College’s Office for Religious and Spiritual Life as well as a Community Outreach Intern at the Muslim Public Affairs Council in Los Angeles and the Community Outreach Coordinator at the Lower Ninth Ward Living Museum in New Orleans.  They volunteer for non-profits devoted to racial, gender, and sexual justice and deeply enjoy the practice of meditation and reading critical theory and Buddhist philosophy. 

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 Cinema by Other Means (Oxford, 2012) and Disintegration in Frames: Aesthetics and Ideology in Yugoslav and Post-Yugoslav Cinema (Stanford, 2007). He is currently completing a manuscript entitled, "Jolted Images."