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DR. MAJA SAVIĆ-BOJANIĆ

Dean of Department

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maja.savic@ssst.edu.ba

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).

 

Education 

  • Central European University
    • Ph.D., Sociology and Social Anthropology, Budapest 2015
  • Central European University
    • M.A., Political Science, Budapest 2009
  • King’s College London
    • B.A., Political Science and Geography (joint honors), London 2005
 

WORK EXPERIENCE

  • Sarajevo School of Science and Technology, Sarajevo
    • Assistant Professor, Political Science Department, 2017–2019, 2020–Present
    • Visiting Professor, Political Science Department, 2014–2016
 

RESEARCH AND TEACHING INTERESTS

  • Nationalism and ethnicity
  • Europe and North America
  • Activist anthropology
  • Transnational migration
  • Islam
  • Gender
  • Diaspora
  • Religio-political activism
  • Discourses of identity
 

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

  • University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, 2019-2020
    • Visiting Scholar, Anthropology Department
    • “Lives in Solidarity: BDS Activism Among Europe’s Muslims”
    • Supervisor: Dr. Nadia Al-Bagdadi
  • Central European University, Budapest, 2019-2020
    • Affiliate Scholar, Center for Religious Studies
    • “Striking from the Margins: Religion, State, and Breakdown in the Middle East”
    • Supervisor: Dr. Nadia Al-Bagdadi
 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • Sarajevo School of Science and Technology, Sarajevo
  • Instructor of Record, Political Science Department
  • Political Ideologies, Spring 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018
  • Religion, Politics, and Society, Fall 2017, 2018
  • Nations and Nationalism: An Anthropological Perspective, Spring 2014, 2017
  • Political Anthropology (graduate level course), Spring 2017
  • Identity Politics (graduate level course), Fall 2017
  • Introduction to Politics, Fall 2015
  • Anthropology of Conflict and Violence (graduate level course), Fall 2015
  • Central European University, Budapest
    • Teaching Assistant, Sociology and Social Anthropology Department
    • Key Issues in Social and Cultural Anthropology (graduate level course), Fall 2011
 

SELECT PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

  • Jevtić, Jana. 2019. “Negotiating Empowerment: A Critical Ethnography of Hijabi Women in Sarajevo. ”Journal of Religion and Society 21 (2): 4–18.
  • Bojanić, Maja S., and Jana Jevtić. 2019. “Ethnic Solidarities, Networks, and the Diasporic Imaginary: The Case of ‘Old’ and ‘New’ Bosniak Diaspora in the United States.” New Diversities 21 (1): 104–128.
  • Jevtić, Jana, and Maja S. Bojanić. 2019. “Life Politics and the Intergenerational Twist: Revisiting Identity Among Muslims in Tower Hamlets and Stari Grad.” In Both Muslim and European: Diasporic and Migrant Identities of Bosniaks, edited by Dževada Šuško, 224–244. Leiden: Brill.
  • Jevtić, Jana. 2017. “Bosnian Muslims and the Idea of ‘European Islam’ in Sarajevo: Class, Generation, and Contests Over Religious Authority.” Journal of Muslims in Europe 6 (1): 52–75.
  • Jevtić, Jana. 2017. “Reforming Islam Online: The Study of Islam Bosna and New Sources of Religious Knowledge Among East London’s Bosniak Diaspora.” In European Muslims and New Media, edited by Merve R. Kayıkci and Leen d’Haenens, 53–71. Leuven: Leuven University Press.
 

SELECT GRANTS AND AWARDS

  • Civil Society Scholar Award, 2018, 2019
    • Open Society Foundations, New York
  • Teaching Excellence Award, 2015, 2017, 2018
    • Sarajevo School of Science and Technology, Sarajevo
 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • Canadian Anthropology Association
  • European Association of Social Anthropologists
  • Religion, Politics, and Society, Fall 2017, 2018
  • Association for the Study of Nationalities
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