Serbia, Bosnia, and Kosovo

Peace and Conflict Studies in the Balkans


Dr. Jelena Loncar
Jelena Lončar is an assistant professor at the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Political Science, where she teaches political sociology courses. She also works as a researcher in the Center for Democracy at the Faculty of Political Science, Belgrade and Ethnicity Research Center. She holds a PhD in politics from the University of York, UK. Her research interests include political representation, ethnic politics, quotas and civil society. In recent years, her research has focused on the performance of minority representation and the performativity of the representative claims about and for minority groups. Her most recent publications include: “Accountability of Minority Representation: Methodological Advancements” (Nationalities Papers, 2018); “State-Building and Local Resistance in Kosovo: Minority Exclusion through Inclusive Legislation” (Communist and Post-Communist Studies, 2016); “Electoral Accountability and Substantive Representation of National Minorities: The Case of Serbia” (East European Politics and Societies and Cultures, 2016).

Dr. Linda Gusia
Linda Gusia is a lecturer at the Department of Sociology at the University of Prishtina (UP). Her research has focused on gender, nationalism, activism, representation, public space, memory and violence. As part of her PhD theses she interrogated ambiguities of nationalism and gender by looking both; at the women’s movement in Kosovo and sexual violence as a strategy of war. . She holds a PhD from University of Prishtina and an MA from New York University. She was co-curator and researcher in the multimedia art exhibition on women’s peaceful resistance in Kosovo. She co-founded the University Program for Gender Studies and Research at UP. She was visiting research scholar and fellow at the Gender Research Institute, Dartmouth College, and fellow for five years of the Open Society Institutes Academic Fellowship Program.

Dr. Jasmin Hasic
Jasmin Hasic holds a PhD in political science from the Universite libre de Bruxelles and LUISS Guido Carli of Rome. His research interests include diaspora studies and demographic changes associated with post-conflict migration, along with peacebuilding and transitional justice in multicultural societies.
He works as assistant professor at Sarajevo School of Science and Technology. He also serves as executive director of Humanity in Action BiH, an international nonprofit focused on minority and human rights. He holds an LL.B., and an LL.M. (Hon) from the University of Sarajevo. He completed his undergraduate education at Masaryk University in the Czech Republic, majoring in international relations and European studies, and holds an MA in political science from Central European University. A native of Sarajevo, Jasmin is fluent in English, Czech, Slovene, and Polish.