Welcome! I am a political scientist whose work has explored issues of gender, intersectionality, and political economy in post-war societies. I am currently a visiting research fellow at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame, working on my book manuscript that focuses on gender provisions in peace agreements and the ways in which they are translated into laws and policies. Drawing on ethnographic research and interviews with Roma women in Bosnia and Herzegovina and indigenous women in Colombia, the book highlights the gendered and 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 was also a visiting doctoral fellow at the Trudeau Centre for Peace, Conflict and Justice at the University of Toronto (2013). Additionally, I was a Study Programme on European Security fellow (2009-2010), coordinated by the Institut für Europäische Politik in Berlin and funded by the Volkswagen Foundation. I previously worked as a postdoctoral teaching fellow at Bard College Berlin (2017-2018), a work-package coordinator and researcher in 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).
Beyond my academic work, I have been working closely with different civil society organizations and think tanks in the Balkans. As of 2017, I am a co-founder of Stella, which inter alia initiated the first mentorship program 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.