Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand)
Julija Sardelić (she/her) is a lecturer at the 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 marginalised minorities (Roma), stateless people and forced migrants. Her book entitled The Fringes of Citizenship: Romani Minorities and Civic Marginalization (Manchester University Press, 2021) received a Harriman Rothschild Book Prize Honorable Mention (in Nationalism Studies). 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 the 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.