I am an interdisciplinary researcher who works on violence, human security, victimhood, complicity, and the civilian experience of war, drawing on extensive fieldwork experience in the former Yugoslavia. I have a PhD in anthropology, an MA in sociology, and a BA in international studies.
I will be joining The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University in September 2021 as a Banting Fellow. I am currently a sessional instructor at Simon Fraser University, and an editorial assistant for both American Ethnologist and Anthropologica. I am also a host for New Books in Eastern European Studies. In my free time, I play the cello.
- I received the 2021 Article Prize from the British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies (BASEES) Women’s Forum.
- I received the 2020 Best Article Award from the International Studies Association (ISA) section on Ethnicity, Nationalism, and Migration Studies (ENMISA).
- My collaborator Sina Fazelpour and I were named as 1 of 10 winners of the 2020 Global Affairs Canada / SSHRC International Policy Ideas Challenge.
- I received the Honourable Mention for the 2020 Outstanding Published Article Award from the American Sociological Association (ASA) section on Peace, War, and Social Conflict (PWSC)
- My op-ed on the COVID-19 pandemic, the arms trade, and the human costs of war was published in The Ottawa Citizen. The Yemeni newspaper Al-Khabar Al-Yemeni reported on my op-ed.
- My latest interview is up on the New Books Network. I am talking with political scientist Mila Dragojević about her new book, Amoral Communities: Collective Crimes in Time of War.
- I received the Best Doctoral Paper Award (Balkans section) at the Association for the Study of Nationalities’ (ASN) 2019 world convention.