Dr Jasna Balorda
LECTURER IN SOCIOLOGY
0151 291 3606
I am a Lecturer in Sociology at the Department of Social Sciences. My field of research is focused around the complex relationships between modernity and violence, including modern genocide, colonialism and post-colonialist tendencies as well as the new totalitarianisms of modern Europe and the West, which I analyse mainly in relation to neo-liberal capitalism.
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 also awarded the University of Leeds Research Scholarship to conduct a comparative doctoral study of the Holocaust, Bosnian and Rwandan genocides.
I have previously taught at the University of Leeds on "Sociological Thinking", "Globalisation, Equality and Diversity" and "Organised Crime, Violence and the State", while, at Liverpool Hope, I teach a broad variety of topics and lead level I course on Social Research Methods, level H course on Social Inequalities and Diversity and three Masters modules: Advanced Social Theory, Advanced Studies in Social Research and Contemporary Inequalities. I am also a fellow of the Higher Education Academy.