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Marie Curie Research Fellow

Dr Maja Halilovic-Pastuovic




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Maja Halilovic-Pastuovic is a Marie Curie Research Fellow at the Irish School of Ecumenics. Maja holds a BSc (Hons) degree in psychology, an MPhil in ethnic and racial studies and a PhD in sociology. A graduate of Trinity College, her PhD focused on the ethno-racial state of post-Dayton Bosnia and politics of the Dayton Agreement. Prior to joining the Irish School of Ecumenics, Maja worked at the Department of Sociology in Trinity College where she was involved in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in the areas of sociology of race and ethnicity, sociology of identity and sociology of forced migration and conflict. At present her research focuses on segregated education in post-Dayton Bosnia, and youth radicalisation and fundamentalism in the country. The title of her current project is GATED: Segregated education in post-conflict Bosnia and the possibilities of future conflicts in Europe.

Maja is also a partner in a consortium on a PERICLES project (Policy recommendation and improved communication tools for law enforcement and security agencies preventing violent radicalisation). The aim of the PERICLES project is to develop a comprehensive approach to prevent and counter violent radicalisation and extremism.

Areas of expertise
Sociology of race, ethnicity and conflict; post-refugee transnationalism; racial states and post-conflict societies; biopolitics in post-conflict societies; segregated education; youth radicalisation.

Select publications/conferences
Halilovic-Pastuovic, M. (2017) Bosnia and Herzegovina - Two Decades After Dayton, Denver Dialogues, Political Violence @ A Glance: Expert Analysis on Violence and its Alternatives, access here.

Halilovic-Pastuovic, M (with Kudlacek, Dominic et al.) 2017 Prevention of radicalisation in selected European countries A comprehensive report of the state of the art in counter-radicalisation, report, PERICLES project, access here.

Halilovic-Pastuovic, M. (2018 forthcoming) Bosnian Post-Refugee Transnationalism - After the Dayton Peace Agreement, Palgrave Macmillan.

Halilovic-Pastuovic, M. (2016) 'The 'Two Schools Under One Roof Phenomenon' and youth radicalisation in post-conflict Bosnia', Invited Speaker, AMPRA 3rd International Conference of American Pragmatics Association, Indiana University, Bloomington, 3-6 November.

Halilovic-Pastuovic, M. (2015) 'Bosnian post-refugee transnationalism: a grey zone of 'potentiality'', in Frederiksen, Martin and Harboe, Ida (eds.) Exploring the Grey Zones: Borders, Relations and Invisibilities in Eastern Europe, Anthem Press, London.

Halilovic-Pastuovic, M. (2013) 'Bosnian post-refugee transnationalism: a grey zone of 'potentiality'', Exploring the Grey Zones: Governance, conflict and (In)Security in Eastern Europe, Invited Speaker, Aarhus University, Denmark, 1-2 November.

Halilovic-Pastuovic, M. (2012) "The ethno-racial state of Bosnia: politicitisation of nationalism and ethnic reification as consequences of Dayton Agreement", Invited speaker, 1st International Balkan Congress: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow and the Change, Suleyman Sah University, 24-26 September, Istanbul, Turkey.

Halilovic-Pastuovic, M. (2010) ''Settled in mobility' as a 'space of possibility': Bosnian post-refugee transnationalism as a response to the bio-politics of Irish interculturalism', Translocations: Migration and Social Change, Special Issue on Integration Vol.6/2.


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