I am a PhD candidate in Anthropology at Simon Fraser University. I completed my MA in Sociology at York University, and my BA (With Distinction) in International Studies at Simon Fraser University, with a specialization in International Security and Conflict.

I have recently returned to Vancouver after completing one year of fieldwork in Bosnia and Herzegovina. My research is an ethnography and oral history of Serb women in the siege of Sarajevo, focusing on the negotiation of everyday life in the aftermath of conflict.

I am a host for New Books in Eastern European Studies (a channel of the New Books Network), and I am also the editorial assistant for Anthropologica, the Journal of the Canadian Anthropology Society.




Lowered Voices: Serb Women in the Siege of Sarajevo (working title)

My dissertation explores the social consequences of violence through an ethnography and oral history of Serb women in Sarajevo. Attending to narratives that are often confined to the private realm, I demonstrate how Serb women who lived through the siege of Sarajevo navigate a post-war moral landscape where they often feel marked as aggressors.


Other Research Experience:

Research assistant to Dr. Parin Dossa, Simon Fraser University, SSHRC project “Social Wounding: Journeying with Canadian Muslims into the World of Palliative Care/End-of-Life,” September to December 2017

David Lam Centre, Asian Studies, Simon Fraser University – Research Assistant, February to June 2017

Atira Women’s Resource Society: Enterprising Women Making Art (EWMA) Program – Student Intern, January to June 2011

The Belgrade Centre for Human Rights – Research Intern, September to December 2009




Jelena Golubović. 2019. “‘One Day I Will Tell This to My Daughter’: Serb Women, Silence, and the Politics of Victimhood in Sarajevo.” Anthropological Quarterly 92(4): 1173-1199.

Jelena Golubović. 2019. “‘To Me, You Are Not a Serb’: Ethnicity, Ambiguity, and Anxiety in Post-War Sarajevo.” Ethnicities. (Published ‘online first.’ Print version to come).

Parin Dossa & Jelena Golubović. 2019. “Reimagining Home in the Wake of Displacement.” Studies in Social Justice 13(1): 171-186.

Parin Dossa & Jelena Golubović. “Community-Based Ethnography.” International Encyclopedia of Anthropology, edited by Hilary Callan, 1040-1046. John Wiley & Sons, 2018.

Jelena Golubović. 2017. “Belgrade’s First Post-Yugoslav Generation in the Contested Space of Europe: The Legacy of the 1990s.” Zeitgeschichte 1(17): 33-48.

Jelena Golubović. 2015. “The Abnormalcy of Everyday Life: Belgrade Youth and the Legacy of the 1990s in the Context of European Union Expansion.” Contingent Horizons 2(1): 69-88.

Jelena Golubović. 2011. “The Misrepresentation of Refugees: Effects on Protracted Refugee Situations.” Undercurrent Journal 8(1): 68-75.



The Ethnography of Politics
Simon Fraser University (SA 386)
Sessional Instructor, Spring 2020

Ethnography and Qualitative Methods (Writing intensive)
Simon Fraser University (SA 356W)
Marker, Spring 2019

Contemporary Ethnography
Simon Fraser University (SA 301)
Sessional Instructor, Fall 2018.

Anthropology and Contemporary Life (Writing intensive)
Simon Fraser University (SA 201W)
Marker, Spring 2016

Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
Simon Fraser University (SA 101)
Teaching Assistant, Fall 2015 


Professional development

In 2017, I completed the Certificate Program in University Teaching and Learning  (120 hours), and in 2016, I completed the Instructional Skills Workshop (24 hours), both at the Simon Fraser University Teaching and Learning Centre.

Contact & CV


golubovic CV-august 2019

Email address:

Mailing address:
Jelena Golubović
Simon Fraser University
Department of Sociology and Anthropology
8888 University Drive, AQ 5054
Burnaby BC, Canada, V5A 1S6