Dubravka Stojanovic was born in Belgrade in 1963. She graduated with a degree in history from the Faculty of Philosophy, Belgrade, in 1987 and was employed as an assistant researcher at the Institute for Modern Serbian History between 1988 and 1996. In 1996 she was appointed to the post of assistant lecturer at the Faculty of Philosophy, Chair of Contemporary General History. She earned her MA degree in 1992 and PhD in 2001. Today she holds the position of associated professor.
She is the vice-president of the History Education Committee, organized by the Center for Democracy and Reconciliation in South Eastern Europe based in Thessaloniki. She is also a consultant to the United Nations, focusing mainly on the issues of history and memory and misuses of history in education.
In 2004 she received the prestigious Belgrade City Award for Social Sciences for the book Srbija i demokratija 1903-1914. In 2011 she received the Peace Prize from the Belgrade Center for Peace and Democracy for her engagement in the reconciliation process through history teaching in South East Europe. In 2012 she received the prize Winning of Freedom for women engaged in human rights activism.
Together with Prof. Milan Ristovic, she edited the book of additional teaching materials for secondary schools "Childhood in the Past" which is now in use in 11 countries across South-East Europe. She was the editor of the Serbian edition of four workbooks "Teaching Modern Southeast European History. Alternative Educational Materials", that were published in 12 languages by the Center for Democracy and Reconciliation in South East Europe in Thessaloniki.
Books: Iskusavanje nacela. Srpska Socijaldemokratska partija i ratni program Srbije 1912-1918 (Temptation of Principles. Serbian Social-Democratic Party and Serbian War Aims 1912-1918), Belgrade 1994; Srbija i demokratija 1903-1914. Istorijska studija o "Zlatnom dobu srpske demokratije" (Serbia and Democracy 1903-1914. Historical study on the "Golden Age of Serbian Democracy"), Belgrade 2003; Modern Serbia 1804/2004. Hronology (co-author), Belgrade 2005; Srbija 1804-2004. Tri videnja ili poziv na dijalog (Serbia 1804-2004, Three views or call for dialogue), (co-author), Belgrade 2005; Kaldrma i asfalt. Urbanizacija i evropeizacija Beograda 1890-1914 (Cobblestone and Asphalt. Urbanization and Europeization of Belgrade 1890-1914), Belgrade 2008; Ulje na vodi. Ogledi iz istorije sadasnjosti Srbije (Oil on Water. Essays on Serbian History of the Present), Belgrade 2010; Noga u vratima. Prilozi za politicku biografiju Bibilioteke XX vek 1971-2011 (Political Biography of Biblioteka XX vek), Belgrade 2011; Iza zavese. Ogledi iz drustvene istorije Srbije 1890-1914 (Behind the Courtain. Essays in Social History of Serbia 1890-1914)