Ilija Tomanic Trivundza is Associate Professor at the Department of Media and Communication Studies at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana (Slovenia).
His primary research interest spans across the field of visual communication with special focus on the social and political role of photography in contemporary mediated communication.
Prior to joining University of Ljubljana in 2003, he worked for three years in telecommunications industry. He obtained his PhD from University of Ljubljana on the topic of photojournalism and representations of national identity in 2010. Courses taught presently include: Introduction to Visual Culture, Public Opinion, Politics of Images, History of Documentary Photography, Introduction to Communication Research, and City and the Image.
Ilija Tomanic Trivundza is currently the President of the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA).
He is currently an editor of ECREA book series (published by Routledge). He is also a co-editor of Fotografija magazine and has been involved in a number of educational and artistic projects organised by the magazine.