Gazela Pudar Draško (Ph.D. in sociology) is a Research Associate at the Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory, University of Belgrade. She is a member of Group for Social Engagement Studies. She got her Ph.D. at the Faculty of Philosophy (sociology) where she studied the relation between nationalism and intellectual engagement. She is active in the research area of practical politics and activities of the civil sector in Serbia and Southeastern Europe. Her latest research includes political sociology, especially research on social engagement. She writes mostly about intellectual engagement, social movements and gender.