Researcher and Lecturer
University of Salzburg (Austria)
Dženeta Karabegović (she/her) is based in the Division of Political Science and Sociology at the University of Salzburg. Her wider research interests and academic publications are rooted in international relations and political sociology with a particular focus on transnationalism, diaspora, migration, human rights, transitional justice, foreign policy, education, and the Balkans. Her academic work has been published in multiple peer-reviewed academic journals and she has a co-edited volume (with Jasmin Hasić) on Bosnia and Herzegovina’s foreign policy since independence with Palgrave (2019) and a co-edited volume (with Maria Koinova) on diasporas and transitional justice with Routledge (2020). She also currently serves as the Program Co-Chair for the Ethnicity, Nationalism, and Migration Studies Section of the International Studies Association (ISA). She has done consulting work with local and international organizations focused on diasporas and development, returnees, social inclusion, civil society, education, and countering extremism. Dženeta holds a PhD in Politics and International Studies from the University of Warwick, an M.A. in International Relations from the University of Chicago, and completed her B.A. (Hons) at the University of Vermont in Political Science and German with a Holocaust Studies minor. She was born in Banja Luka, BiH and grew up in Berlin, Germany and Burlington, Vermont in the United States.
Independent Peace Scholar
Sladjana Lazic (she/her) is an independent peace scholar whose research has explored questions of transitional justice, peace(-building) and gender, and memory politics with a regional focus on post-Yugoslav context. Sladjana is the host and editor of the Opinion Peace, a podcast that she started in 2019 during her postdoctoral fellowship at the Center for Peace Studies. She is on the advisory board of the book series Peace, Conflict and Violence, Transnational Press, London, and a co-convener (with Dr. Elena Stavrevska) of the workshop “Peace in Plural: Decolonial (and) Feminist Approaches to Peace(-building). Sladjana holds a PhD in Political Science (with specialization in Peace and Conflict Studies) from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim Norway.
Assistant Professor at the Department of Political Science
Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium)
Vjosa Musliu (she/her) is assistant professor at the Department of Political Science, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB). Her research focuses on international interventions, EU external relations and the way the EU creates and maintains its relations with its ‘others’ and how such practices also creep in in academic work. Her research interests also include poststructuralism and decoloniality. At VUB she teaches on international conflicts, International Political Economy (IPE) and European History. Previously she has been an FWO postdoctoral fellow and has worked as a postdoc at Ghent University and a lecturer at Kent University – Brussels School of International Studies. Over the past eight years she has been a visiting scholar at Warwick University, Pacific University of Lima, Marie Skłodowska-Curie University in Poland, and Dublin City University. Her book titled Europeanization and Statebuilding as Everyday Practices. Performing Europe in the Western Balkans (Routledge Studies on Intervention and Statebuilding) is coming out in 2021. In 2019, together with Gëzim Visoka she co-edited the edited volume Unravelling Liberal Interventionism. Local Critiques of Statebuilding in Kosovo (Worlding Beyond the West Series). She is also a co-editor of the Routledge Studies on Intervention and Statebuilding Series.
Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations
Aston University (UK)
Jelena Obradović-Wochnik (she/her) is a Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations at Aston University, which she joined in 2009. Before joining Aston, Jelena held visiting fellowships at the Aleksanteri Institute, University of Helsinki and the European Union Institute for Security Studies, Paris. Between October and December 2012, Jelena was a visiting fellow at the Center for European Studies, Harvard. Her research interests include migration, transitional justice, war crimes, and the Western Balkans.
Lecturer at Political Science and International Relations Programme
Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand)
Julija Sardelić (she/her) is Lecturer at Political Science and International Relations Programme, Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand), where she (co-)teaches courses on human rights, politics of (forced) migration and nationalism. Her research encompasses broader topics of citizenship and migration, but she is particularly interested in the position of marginalized minorities (Roma), stateless people and forced migrants. Her book entitled The Fringes of Citizenship: Romani Minorities and Civic Marginalization (Manchester University Press) is coming out in 2021, while her other research has been published in different political science journals (Ethnopolitics, Politics Journal, among others). She is also a member of the programme committee of ASN (Association for Studies of Nationalities). Before coming to New Zealand, she was a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellow at University of Leuven (LINES-Leuven International and European Studies), Postdoctoral Fellow at University of Liverpool (School of Law and Social Justice), Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute and CITSEE Research Fellow at University of Edinburgh (CITSEE – ERC Research Project Europeanisation of Citizenship in the Successor States of the Former Yugoslavia). She also has a decade long experience in working in civil society in South East Europe, especially in Romani communities.
Elena B. Stavrevska
Research Officer at the Centre for Women, Peace and Security
London School of Economics and Political Science (UK)
Elena B. Stavrevska (she/her) is a Research Officer at the LSE Centre for Women, Peace and Security. She has previously worked as a visiting research fellow at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame, a postdoctoral teaching fellow at Bard College Berlin, and a work-package coordinator and researcher in the EU-funded project Cultures of Governance and Conflict Resolution in Europe and India at the Central European University. Elena co-edited a book with Werner Distler and Birte Vogel on the everyday manifestations of the political economy of peace, Economies of peace: Economy formation processes in conflict-affected societies, published with Routledge. Her research has explored issues of gender, intersectionality, transitional justice, and political economy in post-war societies, with a particular focus on Bosnia and Herzegovina and Colombia. Her work has appeared in different edited volumes and international peer-reviewed journals, such as International Peacekeeping, Politics & Gender, and Civil Wars.