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Dr Jasna Balorda

Sociological Studies
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I am a lecturer in sociology at Liverpool Hope University where I teach across all levels and coordinate the MA programme in social change. My undergraduate and taught postgraduate degrees are in social psychology and cultural studies from Roskilde University Denmark, after which I spent 6 years at the University of Sarajevo, working as a research and teaching assistant at the Institute for Research of Crimes against Humanity and International Law. The results of this research were published in the book: "Surviving Genocide - An Analysis of Post-War Ethnic Identities", which was awarded for high quality research by the Bosnian Ministry of Sciences and Culture. In 2009, I was awarded the University of Leeds Research Scholarship to conduct a comparative doctoral study of the Holocaust, Bosnian and Rwandan genocides.

My field of research is focused on the complex relationships between modernity and violence, including modern genocide, colonial conflict and postcolonial genocide as well as the new totalitarianisms of modern Europe and the West. I am particularly interested in persistence of colonial identity categories and path-dependence of legal colonial categories in countries like Bosnia and Rwanda. At the moment I am also conducting research on the hidden politics and economics of Covid-19 from a feminist perspective.