Lowered Voices: An Ethnography of Serb Women in Post-War Sarajevo (working title)
My dissertation explores the social consequences of violence through an ethnography and oral history of Serb women in Sarajevo. I am interested in how memories and narratives of the past affect social life in the present, as well as affecting imaginings of possible futures. Through this research, I address themes of boundaries, everyday life, and victimhood, attending to narratives that are often confined to the private realm.
Re-imagining a Home in the Diaspora (in collaboration with Dr. Parin Dossa)
We are exploring the complexities and contradictions of home-making in the diaspora, especially in the context of forced migration. We approach this issue through the interrelated themes of: memory and narrative, materiality, and power and inequality.
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