Welcome! I am a peace scholar whose work has explored issues of gender, intersectionality, and political economy in post-war societies. I am currently a research officer at the Centre for Women, Peace and Security and an academic associate at the Latin America and Caribbean Centre at the London School for Economics and Political Science. During the 2018-2019 academic year I was a visiting research fellow at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame, where I worked on my book manuscript with focus on gender provisions in peace agreements and the ways in which they are translated into laws and policies in an effort to address past injustices and violences. Drawing on ethnographic research and interviews with Roma women in Bosnia and Herzegovina and indigenous women in Colombia, the book highlights the intersectional impact of those ‘translations’ and advances the concept of intersectional justice in peace processes.
I hold a PhD in Political Science (2017) and an MA in International Relations and European Studies (2008) from Central European University (CEU). I have previously worked as a postdoctoral teaching fellow at Bard College Berlin (2017-2018), a work-package coordinator and researcher on the EU-funded project Cultures of Governance and Conflict Resolution in Europe and India (2011-2013), a co-lecturer (2012), and a teaching assistant at CEU (2010-2011). During my doctoral studies I was also a visiting doctoral fellow at the Trudeau Centre for Peace, Conflict and Justice at the University of Toronto (2013) and a Study Programme on European Security fellow (2009-2010), coordinated by the Institut für Europäische Politik in Berlin and funded by the Volkswagen Foundation.
Beyond my academic work, I have been working closely with different civil society organisations and think tanks in the Balkans. As of 2017, I am a co-founder of Stella, which inter alia initiated the first mentorship programme for women and girls in higher education in Macedonia, aiming to build solidarity networks while taking into consideration concerns of first generation and minority female students in particular. I am also the initiator of the #WomenAlsoKnowBalkans list, in an effort to facilitate the inclusion of women in policy and media discussions in and about the region.