Stephanie Schwandner-Sievers

Dr Stephanie Schwandner-Sievers

  • Associate Professor in Applied Anthropology
  • Bournemouth Gateway Building BGB 501, St Pauls Lane, Bournemouth, BH8 8GP
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Biography

I am a social anthropologist with a background in applied anthropology and Balkan Studies (MA Berlin 1993; PhD London 2012). I like to engage students in authentic assignments such as producing ‘expert reports’, ‘policy briefs’ or ‘anti-discrimination campaigns’ in cross-cultural comparison. These are modelled on my experience as practising anthropological consultant, responding to real world challenges.

I first conducted ethnography in post-socialist Albania, during the 1990s facing prolonged periods of state failure and unrest. I studied translocal evocations of local pasts and related identity negotiations in response. From 2000 I extended my research to the politics of memory, identity and state-building in post-conflict Kosovo. Meanwhile, I held academic positions at UCL (1997-2003), Bologna University (2003 – 2013) and University of Roehampton (2011 – 2013). From 2002, I also practiced as an independent academic consultant with international agencies such as OSCE, World Bank, NATO, IOM, the ICTY; and with UK agencies such as police, social services, the Crown Court and immigration tribunals (including for country guidance)...

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Favourites

  • Klinkner, M. and Schwandner-Sievers, S., 2021. Transitional justice principles versus survivors’ experience – conflicting interpretations in Kosovo case study involving missing persons and their memorialisation. In: Rauschenbach, M., Viebach, J. and Parmentier, S., eds. Localising Memory: The Dynamics and Informal Practices of Memorialisation after Mass Violence and Dictatorship. Routledge.
  • Luci, N. and Schwandner-Sievers, S., 2020. Epistemic justice and everyday nationalism: An auto-ethnography of transnational student encounters in a post-war memory and reconciliation project in Kosovo. Nations and Nationalism, 26 (2), 477-493.
  • Schwandner-Sievers, S., Gusia, L., Luci, N. and Pollozhani, L., 2019. Fragments on Heroes, Artists and Interventions: Challenging Gender Ideology and Provoking Active Citizenship through the Arts in Kosovo. In: Cooke, P. and Soria-Dolan, I., eds. Post-Participatory’ Arts for the ‘Post-Development’ Era. London: Routledge.
  • Collantes-Celador, G. and Schwandner-Sievers, S., 2019. Police Reform and Human Rights in the Western Balkans: introduction to special section. International Journal of Human Rights.
  • Schwandner-Sievers, S. and Klinkner, M., 2019. Longing for lost normalcy: Social memory, transitional justice, and the ‘house museum’ to missing persons in Kosovo. Nationalities Papers, 47 (2), 232-247.
  • Schwandner-Sievers, S., Armakolas, I., Demjaha, A., Elbasani, A., Skendaj, E. and Tzifakis, N., 2017. Introduction. State-building in Post-Independence Kosovo: Policy Challenges and Societal Considerations. Prishtina: Kosovo Foundation for Open Society, 29-48.
  • Schwandner-Sievers, S., 2013. The Bequest of Ilegalja: Contested Memories and Moralities in Contemporary Kosovo. Nationalities Papers, 41 (6), 953-970.
  • Schwandner-Sievers, S., 2013. Democratisation through Defiance? The Albanian Civil Organisation 'Self-Determination' and International Supervision in Kosovo. In: Bojicic-Dzelilovic, V., Ker-Lindsay, J. and Kostovicova, D., eds. Civil Society and Transitions in the Western Balkans. Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Schwandner-Sievers, S. and Ströhle, I., 2012. An Ethnography of 'Political Will': Towards a Thick Description of Internal Scripts in Post-War Kosovo’. Südosteuropa, 60 (4), 497-513.
  • Schwandner-Sievers, S., 2010. Between Social Opprobrium and Repeat Trafficking: choices and chances of Albanian women deported from the UK. In: Holmes, L., ed. Trafficking and Human Rights: European and Asia-Pacific Perspectives. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 95-115.
  • Schwandner-Sievers, S., 2010. Invisible - Inaudible: Albanian Memory of Socialism after the War in Kosovo. In: Todorova, M. and Gille, Z., eds. Post-Communist Nostalgia. Oxford - New York: Berghahn Books, 96-112.
  • Schwandner-Sievers, S., 2009. Securing Safe Spaces: Field Diplomacy in Albania and Kosovo. In: Huggins, M.K. and Glebbeek, M.-L., eds. Women Fielding Danger: Negotiating Ethnographic Identities in Field Research. Boulder, New York and Oxford: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 173-198.
  • Schwandner-Sievers, S., 2008. Albanians, Albanianism and the Strategic Subversion of Stereotypes (republication). Anthropological Notebooks, 14 (2), 47-64.
  • Schwandner-Sievers, S. and Ströhle, I., 2007. Der Nachhall des Sozialismus in der albanischen Erinnerung des Nachkriegskosovos [repercussions of Socialism in Albania memory of post-war Kosovo] (German). In: Brunnbauer, U. and Troebst, S., eds. Zwischen Amnesie und Nostalgie: Die Erinnerung an den Kommunismus in Südosteuropa [Between Amnesia and Nostalgia: Memory of Communism in Southeastern Europe]. Köln Weimar: Böhlau Verlag, 216-235.
  • Di Lellio, A. and Schwandner-Sievers, S., 2006. The legendary commander: The construction of an Albanian master-narrative in post-war Kosovo. Nations and Nationalism, 12 (3), 513-529.
  • Schwandner-Sievers, S. and Di Lellio, A., 2006. Sacred Journey to a Nation: the Construction of a Shrine in Postwar Kosovo. Journeys: The International Journal of Travel and Travel Writing, 7 (1), 27-49.
  • Schwandner-Sievers, S., 2005. ‘Culture' in Court: Albanian Migrants and the Anthropologist as Expert Witness. In: Pink, S., ed. Applications of Anthropology: Professional Anthropology in the Twenty-first Century. Oxford - New York: Berghahn Books, 209-228.
  • Schwandner-Sievers, S., 2004. Albanians, Albanianism and the Strategic Subversion of Stereotypes. In: Hammond, A., ed. The Balkans and the West: Constructing the European Other, 1945 – 2003. Aldershot: Ashgate Pub Limited, 110-126.
  • Schwandner-Sievers, S., 2004. Times Past: References for the Construction of Local Order in Present-Day Albania. In: Todorova, M.N., ed. Balkan Identities: Nation and Memory. London: C. Hurst & Co. Publishers, 103-128.
  • Schwandner-Sievers, S., 1999. Humiliation and Reconciliation in Northern Albania: The Logics of Feuding in Symbolic and Diachronic Perspectives. Sociologus, Supplement 1, 133-152.
  • Schwandner-Sievers, S., 1999. The Albanian Aromanians' Awakening: Identity Politics and Conflict in Post-communist Albania. Flensburg, Germany: European Centre for Minority Issues (ECMI).

Journal Articles

  • Luci, N. and Schwandner-Sievers, S., 2020. Epistemic justice and everyday nationalism: An auto-ethnography of transnational student encounters in a post-war memory and reconciliation project in Kosovo. Nations and Nationalism, 26 (2), 477-493.
  • Collantes-Celador, G. and Schwandner-Sievers, S., 2019. Police Reform and Human Rights in the Western Balkans: introduction to special section. International Journal of Human Rights.
  • Schwandner-Sievers, S. and Klinkner, M., 2019. Longing for lost normalcy: Social memory, transitional justice, and the ‘house museum’ to missing persons in Kosovo. Nationalities Papers, 47 (2), 232-247.
  • Collantes-Celador, G. and Schwandner-Sievers, S., 2019. Introduction to special section on 'police reform and human rights in the Western Balkans'. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HUMAN RIGHTS, 23 (4), 447-453.
  • Schwandner-Sievers, S., 2013. Erratum to The bequest of Ilegalja: Contested memories and moralities in contemporary Kosovo, (Nationalities Papers, (2013), doi.org/10.1080/00905992.2013.767792). Nationalities Papers, 41 (6), 1147.
  • Schwandner-Sievers, S., 2013. The Bequest of Ilegalja: Contested Memories and Moralities in Contemporary Kosovo. Nationalities Papers, 41 (6), 953-970.
  • Schwandner-Sievers, S. and Ströhle, I., 2012. An Ethnography of 'Political Will': Towards a Thick Description of Internal Scripts in Post-War Kosovo’. Südosteuropa, 60 (4), 497-513.
  • Schwandner-Sievers, S., 2012. Ivan ČOLOVIĆ, The Balkans: The Terror of Culture: Essays in Political Anthropology. Baden-Baden: Nomos 2011 (Southeast European Integration Perspectives vol. 5). 196 pp., ISBN 978-3-8329-6303-3, € 34.00. Südosteuropa, 1 (60), 137-139.
  • Schwandner-Sievers, S., 2010. Religion, Nation und Religiosität in Albanien [Religion, Nation and Religiosity in Albania] (German). Zeitschrift OST-WEST: Europäische Perspektiven (OWEP), 11 (4), 276-285.
  • Schwandner-Sievers, S., 2010. Dukuri trafikimi dhe ritrafikimi të shqiptareve [the phenomenon of trafficking and retrafficking of Albanians] (Albanian). Perpjekja, 17 (26-27), 213-232.
  • Schwandner-Sievers, S., 2008. Albanians, Albanianism and the Strategic Subversion of Stereotypes (republication). Anthropological Notebooks, 14 (2), 47-64.
  • Schwandner-Sievers, S. and Di Lellio, A., 2006. Komandanti legjendar: Ndërtimi i një master-narracioni shqiptar në Kosovën e pasluftës [The Legendary Commander: The construction of an Albanian master-narrative in post-war Kosovo] (Albanian). Perpjekja, 12 (23), 77-95.
  • Di Lellio, A. and Schwandner-Sievers, S., 2006. The legendary commander: The construction of an Albanian master-narrative in post-war Kosovo. Nations and Nationalism, 12 (3), 513-529.
  • Schwandner-Sievers, S. and Di Lellio, A., 2006. Udhetimi I shenjtë drejt kombit: ndërtimi i një faltoreje në Kosovën e pasluftës [Sacred Journey to a Nation: the Construction of a Shrine in Postwar Kosovo] (Albanian). Perpjekja, 13 (24), 27-49.
  • Schwandner-Sievers, S. and Di Lellio, A., 2006. Sacred Journey to a Nation: the Construction of a Shrine in Postwar Kosovo. Journeys: The International Journal of Travel and Travel Writing, 7 (1), 27-49.
  • Mai, N. and Schwandner-Sievers, S., 2003. Albanian migration and new transnationalisms. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 29 (6), 939-948.
  • Schwandner-Sievers, S., 2003. Imagologie und 'Albanismus' – Zu den Identifikationen der Albaner [Imagology and 'Albanianism' - about the identifications of the Albanians] (German). Österreichische Osthefte, 14 (1-2), 195-226.
  • Schwandner-Sievers, S., 1999. Humiliation and Reconciliation in Northern Albania: The Logics of Feuding in Symbolic and Diachronic Perspectives. Sociologus, Supplement 1, 133-152.

Books

  • Local and International Determinants of Kosovo's Statehood II. Prishtina: Kosovo Foundation for Open Society.
  • Local and International Determinants of Kosovo's Statehood I. Prishtina: Kosovo Foundation for Open Society.
  • State-building in Post-Independence Kosovo: Policy Challenges and Societal Considerations. Prishtina: Kosovo Foundation for Open Society.
  • Αλβανικές ταυτότητες: Μύθος και ιστορία [Albanian Identities: Myth and History] (Greek, unauthorised translation). Athens: Papazisis.
  • The New Albanian Migration. Brighton: Sussex Academic Press.
  • Albanian Migration and New Transnationalisms, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. University of Sussex.
  • Albanien: Geographie - historische Anthropologie - Geschichte - Kultur - postkommunistische Transformation [Albania: geography - historical anthropology - history - culture - postcommunist transformation] (German). Vienna - Frankfurt/M.: Peter Lang Pub Inc.
  • Albanian Identities: Myth and History. C. HURST & CO. PUBLISHERS.
  • Die weite Welt und das Dorf: Albanische Emigration am Ende des 20. Jahrhunderts [Wide world and village: Albanian emigrations at the end of the 20th century] (German). Vienna: Böhlau Verlag.

Chapters

  • Klinkner, M. and Schwandner-Sievers, S., 2021. Transitional justice principles versus survivors’ experience – conflicting interpretations in Kosovo case study involving missing persons and their memorialisation. In: Rauschenbach, M., Viebach, J. and Parmentier, S., eds. Localising Memory: The Dynamics and Informal Practices of Memorialisation after Mass Violence and Dictatorship. Routledge.
  • Murati, D. and Schwandner-Sievers, S., 2021. An Exercise in Legitimacy: Kosovo's Participation at the Venice Biennale. In: Armakolas, I., Demjaha, A. and Elbasani, A., eds. Local and International Determinants of Kosovo's Statehood II. Prishtina: Kosovo Foundation for Open Society, 71-107.
  • Armakolas, I., Demjaha, A., Elbasnia, A. and Schwandner-Sievers, S., 2021. Introduction. In: Elbasani, A., ed. Determinants of Kosovo's Statehood II. Prishtina: Kosovo Foundation for Open Society, 13-29.
  • Schwandner-Sievers, S., 2020. Magic moments - early memories of Albania. In: Pichler, R. and Pula(j), E., eds. Albania's 90s: Photographs and Narratives. Vienna: bahoe books, 184-189.
  • Schwandner-Sievers, S., Gusia, L., Luci, N. and Pollozhani, L., 2019. Fragments on Heroes, Artists and Interventions: Challenging Gender Ideology and Provoking Active Citizenship through the Arts in Kosovo. In: Cooke, P. and Soria-Dolan, I., eds. Post-Participatory’ Arts for the ‘Post-Development’ Era. London: Routledge.
  • Schwandner-Sievers, S., Armakolas, I., Demjaha, A., Elbasani, A., Skendaj, E. and Tzifakis, N., 2017. Introduction. State-building in Post-Independence Kosovo: Policy Challenges and Societal Considerations. Prishtina: Kosovo Foundation for Open Society, 29-48.
  • Schwandner-Sievers, S., 2014. Was ist das Visuelle an der Visuellen Geschichtskultur? – Kommentar zu einem neuen Forschungskonzept [What is the Visual in Historical Visual Culture?: a commentary on a new research concept],. In: Gasior, A., Halemba, A. and Troebst, S., eds. Gebrochene Kontinuitäten: Transnationalität in den Erinnerungskulturen Ostmitteleuropas im 20. Jahrhundert (German). Vienna - Cologne - Weimar: Böhlau-Verlag Gmbh.
  • Schwandner-Sievers, S., 2013. Democratisation through Defiance? The Albanian Civil Organisation 'Self-Determination' and International Supervision in Kosovo. In: Bojicic-Dzelilovic, V., Ker-Lindsay, J. and Kostovicova, D., eds. Civil Society and Transitions in the Western Balkans. Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Schwandner-Sievers, S., 2012. 'Virgjëreshat' dhe 'elevantët në dyqanin e qelqurinave': Rreth sfidave ndërkombëtare të etnologjisë shqiptare në epokën post-socialiste ['Virgins’ and 'Bulls in a China Shop’: about the international challenges to Albanian Ethnology during the postsocialist period] (Albanian). In: Schmitt, O.J. and Frantz, E.A., eds. Historia e Shqiptarëve: Gjendja dhe perspektivat e studimeve [Albanian History Studies: state and perspectives] (Albanian). Tirana, Albania: Botime Përpjekja, 219-254.
  • Schwandner-Sievers, S., 2010. Bridging gaps between local and foreign concerns? Communication across symbolic divides in the transformation of the security forces in Kosovo. In: Montanari, L., Toniatti, R. and Woelk, J., eds. Il pluralismo nella transizione costituzionale dei Balcani: diritti e garanzie. Trento: Università di Trento, 145-169.
  • Schwandner-Sievers, S., 2010. Between Social Opprobrium and Repeat Trafficking: choices and chances of Albanian women deported from the UK. In: Holmes, L., ed. Trafficking and Human Rights: European and Asia-Pacific Perspectives. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 95-115.
  • Schwandner-Sievers, S., 2010. Invisible - Inaudible: Albanian Memory of Socialism after the War in Kosovo. In: Todorova, M. and Gille, Z., eds. Post-Communist Nostalgia. Oxford - New York: Berghahn Books, 96-112.
  • Schwandner-Sievers, S., 2009. ‘Jungfrauen' und 'Elefanten im Porzellanladen': Zur internationalen Herausforderung der albanischen Ethnologie im Postsozialismus ['Virgins’ and 'Bulls in a China Shop’: the international challenges to Albanian Ethnology during Postsocialism] (German). In: Schmitt, O.J., ed. Albanische Geschichte: Stand und Perspektiven der Forschung [Albanian History: state and perspectives of research] (German). Munich: Oldenbourg Verlag, 187-214.
  • Schwandner-Sievers, S., 2009. Emotions and Transitional Justice: on the restorative potentials of symbolic communication in Kosovo. In: Kostovicova, D., ed. The European Union and Transitional Justice: From Retributive to Restorative Justice in the Western Balkans. Belgrade: Humanitarian Law Centre.
  • Schwandner-Sievers, S., 2009. Securing Safe Spaces: Field Diplomacy in Albania and Kosovo. In: Huggins, M.K. and Glebbeek, M.-L., eds. Women Fielding Danger: Negotiating Ethnographic Identities in Field Research. Boulder, New York and Oxford: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 173-198.
  • Schwandner-Sievers, S. and Ströhle, I., 2007. Der Nachhall des Sozialismus in der albanischen Erinnerung des Nachkriegskosovos [repercussions of Socialism in Albania memory of post-war Kosovo] (German). In: Brunnbauer, U. and Troebst, S., eds. Zwischen Amnesie und Nostalgie: Die Erinnerung an den Kommunismus in Südosteuropa [Between Amnesia and Nostalgia: Memory of Communism in Southeastern Europe]. Köln Weimar: Böhlau Verlag, 216-235.
  • Schwandner-Sievers, S., 2007. Stolz und Schmerz: Albanische Sinnstiftungen durch Erinnerung an Krieg und Sozialismus im Kosovo vor dem endgültigen Status’ [Pride and Pain: Giving Albanian Meanings through Memory of War and Socialism in Kosovo before the Final Status] (German). In: Brunnbauer, U., Helmedach, A. and Troebst, S., eds. Schnittstellen: Gesellschaft, Nation, Konflikt und Erinnerung in Südosteuropa [Interfaces: Society, Nation, Conflict and Memory in Southeastern Europe] (Festschrift für Holm Sundhaussen zum 65. Geburtstag). Munich: Oldenbourg Verlag, 561-572.
  • Schwandner-Sievers, S., 2005. ‘Culture' in Court: Albanian Migrants and the Anthropologist as Expert Witness. In: Pink, S., ed. Applications of Anthropology: Professional Anthropology in the Twenty-first Century. Oxford - New York: Berghahn Books, 209-228.
  • Schwandner-Sievers, S., 2005. 'Gun Culture' in Kosovo: Questioning the Origins of Conflict. Small Arms Survey 2005: weapons at war. Oxford University Press, USA, 205-227.
  • Schwandner-Sievers, S., 2004. Albanians, Albanianism and the Strategic Subversion of Stereotypes. In: Hammond, A., ed. The Balkans and the West: Constructing the European Other, 1945 – 2003. Aldershot: Ashgate Pub Limited, 110-126.
  • Schwandner-Sievers, S., 2004. Times Past: References for the Construction of Local Order in Present-Day Albania. In: Todorova, M.N., ed. Balkan Identities: Nation and Memory. London: C. Hurst & Co. Publishers, 103-128.
  • Schwandner-Sievers, S., 2003. Gaps of Concern – An Inconclusive Conclusion. In: Siani-Davies, P., ed. International Intervention in the Balkans since 1995. London: Routledge, 194-217.
  • Schwandner-Sievers, S., 2002. Narratives of Power: Capacities of Myth in Albania (introduction). In: Fischer, B.J., ed. Albanian Identities: Myth and History. London: C. HURST & CO. PUBLISHERS, 3-25.
  • Schwandner-Sievers, S., 2002. Albanians. In: Ember, M., Ember, C.R. and Skoggard, I.A., eds. Encyclopedia of World Cultures (supplement). Macmillan Reference USA, 5-9.
  • Schwandner-Sievers, S., 2002. Dawn for a 'Sleeping Beauty Nation' – Aromanian Identity Politics and Conflicts in Post-Communist Albania. In: Kressing, F. and Kaser, K., eds. Albania--a country in transition: aspects of changing identities in a South-East European country. Baden-Baden: Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft, 147-162.
  • Schwandner-Sievers, S., 2001. The Enactment of 'Tradition': Albanian Constructions of Identity, Violence and Power in Times of Crisis. In: Schmidt, B. and Schroeder, I., eds. Anthropology of Violence and Conflict. London: Routledge, 97-120.
  • Schwandner-Sievers, S., 2000. Gruppensolidaritaet und Gewaltlegitimation im heutigen Albanien [group solidarity and the legitimation of violence in contemporary Albania] (German). In: Lienau, C. and Steindorff, L., eds. Ethnizität, Identität und Nationalität in Südosteuropa: Beiträge Zu Einem Präsentationstag Der Südosteuropa-Forschung an Der Universität Münster Am 27.11.1998. Munich: Südosteuropa-Gesellschaft, 133-150.

Conferences

  • Klinkner, M. and Schwandner-Sievers, S., 2017. Grieving lost normalcy: a Kosovo case study of social memory, incomplete transitional justice and political agency. In: Sixth International Expert Seminar on Transitional Justice 25-26 September 2017 KU Leuven.

Reports

  • Schwandner-Sievers, S., 2011. Anthropologising Expert Involvement in the Asylum Determination Process. London: CORI.
  • Schwandner-Sievers, S., 2005. Albanian Migration and Diasporas: Old and New Perspectives (academic consultancy report). Tirana: IOM.
  • Schwandner-Sievers, S., 2005. Migracioni Shqiptar dhe Diasporat: Perspektiva të vjetra dhe të reja [Albanian Migration and Diasporas: Old and New Perspectives’] (Albanian). Tirana: IOM.
  • Schwandner-Sievers, S. and Duijzings, G., 2004. War within a war. Historical and cultural-anthropological background report. The Hague: ICTY.
  • La Cava, G., Nanetti, R., Schwandner-Sievers, S., Gjonca, A., Nezam, T., Balaj, B., Salihu, A., Del Re, F. and Davis, D., 2000. Conflict and Change in Kosovo: Impact on Institutions and Society. Washington, DC: The World Bank.
  • Schwandner-Sievers, S., 2000. Kinship, Family, and Regional Differentiation in Albania (annex 3) in: La Cava, G. and R. Nanetti, Albania: Filling the Vulnerability Gap.. Washington, DC: The World Bank.
  • Schwandner-Sievers, S., 1999. The Albanian Aromanians' Awakening: Identity Politics and Conflict in Post-communist Albania. Flensburg, Germany: European Centre for Minority Issues (ECMI).
  • Weber, W. and Schwandner-Sievers, S., 1994. Financial Cooperation with Albania. Project: Family Planning and Family Health, Report of the Project Preparation Mission. Heidelberg: Kreditanstalt fuer Wiederaufbau.

Internet Publications

Theses

  • Schwandner-Sievers, S., 2012. Invoking a Culture – Deploying a Past: Albanian Identifications and Translocal Encounters. PhD Thesis. University of Roehampton, Dept of Social Sciences.
  • Schwandner, S., 1993. Funktion und Bedeutung der ‘Besa’ in Vergangenheit und Gegenwart [‘Function and Meaning of ‘Besa’ in past and present’]).

Invited Lectures

  • Rethinking post-war reconciliation, memory and ..., University of Bournemouth, 26 Sep 2015 more
  • The Amanet – from cultural reproduction ...., University of Prishtina, Kosovo, 15 Sep 2015 more
  • 'The Anthropology of Birth and Death', University of Prishtina, Kosovo, 27 May 2015 more
  • Memory and the Anthropology of Nationalism, University of Prishtina, Kosovo, 25 May 2015 more
  • Anthropological approaches in the Political Scie.., University of Bologna (Forli campus), 22 May 2015 more
  • Transforming conflict after war ..., University of Bournemouth, 12 May 2015 more
  • 'Statues and statutes ..., Belfast, University of Ulster, 27 Apr 2015 more
  • 'Cultures of Informality and 'Corruption' ..., Munich, Germany, 04 Dec 2014 more
  • 'Anthropology of Human Rights', University of Prishtina, Kosovo, 25 Nov 2014 more
  • 'Critical Thinking - Anthropological Approaches..., University of Prishtina, Kosovo, 24 Nov 2014 more

Grants

  • Erasmus student/staff exchange 2018 - 2020 (EU, 01 Jun 2018). Awarded
  • Building Inclusive Civil Societies with, and for, Young People in 5 Post-Conflict Countries (Arts and Humanities Research Council, 01 Sep 2017). Awarded
  • Building Inclusive Civil Societies with, and for, Young People in 5 Post-Conflict Countries (Arts and Humanities Research Council, 01 Sep 2017). Awarded
  • Analysing Trafficking Routes: Typologies of Organised Immigration Crime (Centre for the Study of Modern Slavery, 27 Jun 2017). Completed
  • Migration, political mobilization, and kinship: the case of the Kosovo-Albanian population (since 2009: 'Ilegalja: the social and translocal organisation of militancy in Kosovo before the war') (Fritz Thyssen Foundation/ Free University Berlin (Osteuropa Institute), 01 Jan 2009). Completed

External Responsibilities

Public Engagement & Outreach Activities

  • Op-eds published in collaboration with civil society organisations involved in peace-building and democratisation in Kosovo and the wider region
  • (Interview) LSE blog, Research on South Eastern Europe, available at http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsee/2014/04/03/ilegalja-terrorists-or-freedom-fighters-an-albanian-tale-from-yugoslav-times/
  • (Cited in:) UK Home Office, Country Information and Guidance: Albania: Trafficking (last updated 17 July, 2014), p. 17, available at https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/332653/CIG_Albania_Trafficking_2014_07_17.pdf
  • (expert in country guidance case) Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) EH (blood feuds) Albania CG [2012] UKUT 00348 (IAC), decision available at http://www.bailii.org/uk/cases/UKUT/IAC/2012/00348_ukut_iac_2012_eh_albania_cg.html.
  • (expert in country guidance case) Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) AM and BM (Trafficked women) Albania CG [2010] UKUT 80 (IAC), decision available at https://tribunalsdecisions.service.gov.uk/utiac/37676.
  • (expert in country guidance case) Asylum and Immigration Tribunal, MK (Lesbians) Albania CG [2009] UKAIT 00036, decision available at https://tribunalsdecisions.service.gov.uk/utiac/2009-ukait-36.

Qualifications

  • PhD in Social Anthropology (Roehampton University, London, 2012)

Honours

  • International Fellow (Prishtina University, Dept. of Sociology and Social Anthropology) (Open Society Foundations, International Higher Education Support Program, Academic Fellowship Programme, 2014)
  • International Fellow (Prishtina University, Dept. of Sociology and Social Anthropology) (Open Society Foundation, International Higher Education Support Program, Academic Fellowship Program, 2013)

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