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Research interests

I am a feminist peace scholar whose work examines issues of intersectionality and political economy in conflict-affected societies, feminist and decolonial approaches to peace, as well as coloniality of knowledge in relation to the post-Yugoslav space. I am a lecturer in International Relations at the School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies at the University of Bristol and a member of the YugoslaWomen+ Collective.

My research over the years has largely focused on peace processes and the necessary conditions for sustainable and just peace in an interconnected world. The overall question leading my research endeavours has been— how do different global dynamics, discourses, and power relations affect peace processes and how they shape and are shaped by local struggles rooted in people’s everyday lives? Informed by an intersectional and critical political economy approach, my work engages with the conflict-affected realities shaped by gender, race/ethnicity, colonialism, and class and the ways in which they affect and are affected by macro and micro peace processes. Relatedly, I am also interested in conceptualisations of peace, as well as understandings of who can know peace (and violence) and what forms of knowledge are seen as 'legitimate'.

Structured keywords and research groupings

  • Global Political Economy
  • SPAIS Global Insecurities Centre
  • SPAIS Gender Research Centre


  • feminist political economy
  • conflict-affected societies
  • intersectionality
  • gender
  • peace
  • Women, Peace and Security
  • Balkans
  • Colombia
  • coloniality of knowledge


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