She obtained her B.A. in Spanish and Croatian language and literature from Faculty of Philosophy, University of Zagreb, and her M.A. in mass communication research from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (USA). Her doctoral thesis is analyzing the social perception of European Union in Croatia. She is approaching the notions of EU through the analysis of symbolic geography of the region and the whole European continent, and in her theoretical perspective she is primarily relying on the literature related to the so-called Balkanism studies.