SSST Professors



Dean of Department


Holds a Ph.D. degree from the Department of Economics and International Studies, University of Buckingham, UK. She also holds an MA degree (2005) in European Politics and Institutions with honours from the University of Bologna, Italy and a BA degree in International Relations with Summa Cum Laude and University Honours from Kent State University (2004), U.S.A. She has been a member of the PSIR academic staff since October 2010 and a Curriculum Committee member from 2010-2013. She coordinated all European Commission funded projects held by PSIR department, including Erasmus+ and Jean Monnet projects. She has published papers at international conferences and academic journals, as well as several book chapters. Her research interests include minority groups, ethnicity, migration and diaspora. She is also very passionate about post-communist politics and populism in transition countries (relating to migration policies and minorities).


Current position

  • Dean, Political Science and International Relations, 2018

  • Assistant Professor of International Relations, 2016 – present



  • Ph.D., Political Science, University of Buckingham, United Kingdom

  • M.A., European Politics and Institutions, University of Bologna, Italy

  • B.A., International Relations, Kent State University, Kent, OH, United States



  • Modern Political History

  • Comparative Politics

  • Public Policy

  • Multi-Ethnic States


Awards and grants

  • 2018 European Association for Jewish Studies, Full Congress speaker grant; Erasmus+ Academic Staff Mobility Grant, Visiting scholar grant

  • 2017 Research and Development Award, for the outstanding contribution to research and development at SSST; Erasmus+ Academic Staff Mobility Grant, Visiting scholar grant

  • 2012 Open Society Fund Fellowship, Research grant
  • 2006 Full Fellowship for Mare Europaeum Training (Humboldt University of Berlin)
  • 2005 Full Postgraduate Scholarship of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Italy
  • 2004 Mortar Board Sherri Jo Luft Memorial Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement; Distinguished Senior Leadership Award; University Honors for highest academic achievement and thesis of an outstanding


  • 2002 Honors Study Abroad Scholarship
  • 2001-2004 Academic Achievement Award
  • 2000 Freshman Honors Scholarship, 2000 President’s Scholarship, 2000


  • 2018
    • Jean Monnet Network
    • MAPS “Migration and Asylum Policy System”
    • SSST team lead
  • 2017
    • Jean Monnet Network
    • “Democratization and reconciliation in the Western Balkans” SSST expert team member
  • 2015-2017
    • Erasmus + Capacity Building Project
    • SSST Project Coordinator
    • Curriculum Development (joint European Political Science MA)
    • Lead partner: University of Salzburg – Department of Political Science and Sociology
  • 2015-2017
    • Erasmus + Capacity Building Project
    • Work package leader - International Relations Module
  • 2012-2013
    • Public Policy Development Project
    • Principal Researcher
    • Open Society Fund BiH
    • Cultural Policy in BiH


  • 2017 “Migration at the Other Side of the Mediterranean: Location Choices of Balkan-Bound Migrants” in M. Pace, G. Cataldi, A. Liguori (eds.) Migration in the Mediterranean Area and the Challenges for "Hosting" European Society, Editoriale Scientifica, Napoli.
  • 2015 “Minority Discontent as an Internal Destabilization Factor: The Issue of Territorial Minorities in Bosnia and Herzegovina” in Bałkany Zachodnie w systemie bezpieczeństwa euroatlantyckiego. Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, Łódź.
  • 2014 “In Search of Rights to Political Participation. The Emerging Voice of National Minorities in BiH in Light of EU Integration. In Studia Juridica et Politica Jaurinensis, Volume 1, pp. 27-36
  • 2008 “Constitutional Changes in Light of EU Integration: The Political Society and the Issue of Social Treaty in Bosnia and Herzegovina”. In Central European Case Studies. Vol 2, pp. 142-172.




  • “Populism in Bosnia and Herzegovina: “Folksy” Politics in an Ethno-nationalist Partitocracy”, accepted for publication for Nomos Series on Populism (expected 2019)

  • “Political Participation during Times of Repression: Jewish Political Activism from 1849 until 1939”, article manuscript

  • (with Jana Jevtic) “Life Practices and the “Intergenerational Twist”: Re-Visiting Identity among Muslim Communities in Tower Hamlets and Stari Grad”, accepted for publication, in J. S. Nielsen (ed.), Diasporic and Migrant Histories of Bosnian Muslims, Leiden: Brill (manuscript accepted, expected end of 2018)
  • (with Jana Jevtic) “The Question of Ethnic Identity in the Case of Bosnian Diaspora in the United States”, New Diversities (manuscript accepted, expected 2018/2019)


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