|Present position||PhD Student
Teaching assistant. Teaches "Immigration and Immigrants in Philadelphia"
|Employer||University of Pennsylvania and the Solomon Asch Center for Ethnopolitical Conflict|
|Current research||Female body as political script in times of conflict|
|Professional affiliation||American Anthropological Association|
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|Case study for the summer course||—|
|Statement of interest||This course would be a crucial part of my academic development. My main academic interest lies at the intersection of communities and individuals in their relationship to ethnopolitical conflict. Though I am interested in violent conflict as a whole I am particularly interested in the interlay between global nad local and how this affects gender roles in conflict and postconflict realities. My Ph.D. at Penn is carefully designed by my professors [...] who helped me obtain the best interdisciplinary training in anthropology, psychology and history of conflict studies. However these world-known experts do not share my geographic orientation which I hope to extend through this summer school. Being in the privileged position of a "native" who studies and understands the theoretical frameworks of both Western and Bosnian academics, I feel passionate about a need to study and therefore better understand the interplay between East and Westm especially as experienced through the lenses of pre-war, wartime and postwar cultural matrix of Bosnia.
I would especially like to explore more closely the role that the media and mythology ahd and continue to have in the creation of the ethnic group.
I would like to emphasize that while I am deeply committed to academic achievement, I also feel strongly attached to hands-on field experiences. Following this passion of mine, I spent the spring of 2000 studying "Peace and Conflict" in the Middle East, moving between Israel, Jordan and West Bank. There I did a fieldwork on housing demolitions in the West Bank.
|Plans for the future||Planning to teach on "Culture and Conflict" and "Peace, War and gender".|
|Contact||E-mail to: email@example.com|
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