Tamara Jonjic is a research assistant at the European University Institute, where she obtained a Ph.D. in Social and Political Sciences. Her doctoral dissertation, “Tensions between knowledge sharing and knowledge appropriation in biomedicine: Public science strategies toward the patentability of research tools,” explored the organizational and institutional challenges faced by the public research sector as a result of changes in the intellectual property regime that allowed the patenting of upstream research results, such as genes and basic biological knowledge. She has spent time as a visiting researcher at the University of California at Berkeley.
Before her Ph.D. studies, Dr. Jonjic studied at the University of Zagreb, where she graduated with a major in literature, and at the University of Sussex, where she obtained a Master in Contemporary European Studies with distinction. She worked two years for the Ministry of Science and Technology in Zagreb, Croatia, on issues related to the integration and harmonization of Croatian science and education policies with those of the European Union.
Dr. Jonjic's research interests include public policy and the analysis of policy change, the political economy of institutional change, science and technology policy, education policy, cohesion policy, and the politics and policies of the European Union.