Education: Marija holds a PhD in sociology from Goethe University Frankfurt. Her academic background is multidisciplinary, with degrees in religious studies (MSc) from Sarajevo University, as well as philosophy (BA&MA) from Belgrade University, where she also completed a one-year program in gender studies at the Faculty of Political Sciences.
Relevant experience and expertise:
Marija has nearly fifteen years of conducting qualitative research in different Western Balkan and European countries. Previously she held the post of a Scientific Associate and a Lecturer at the Chair for Women’s and Gender Studies at Goethe University Frankfurt and worked for various NGOs and foundations in the Western Balkans. She has convened BA & MA courses on intersections between gender, migration and care; refugee displacements, belonging, religion and nationalism. In her doctoral thesis, Marija focused on the gendered aspects of protracted displacement and belonging among Kosovo Serb Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs). At ICMPD, she works on the IKAM project concentrating on the topic of irregular secondary movement and transit migration in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and North Macedonia.
Research interests: migration management and gender, intersection of asylum, vulnerability and gender, forced migration, host societies, belonging, questions about home(land) in the context of protracted displacement