Grassroots Politics of Equality in Bosnia and Herzegovina: Mobilizing Affect & Claiming Justice

Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room, 1219 International Affairs Building (420 W 118th St)

Please join us for a talk with Jasmina Husanovic, Associate Professor at the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina, moderated by Tanya Domi (Columbia/SIPA).

Jasmina Husanovic is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and a chair in Cultural Studies. Her research interests are in cultural and political theory and the praxis dealing with the politics of witnessing, equality and solidarity, governance of life and culture of trauma, as well as emancipatory politics with a focus on intersecting public spaces of cultural and knowledge production (critical pedagogies in art, education and activism). She has published widely on these themes in the post-Yugoslav region and internationally, including a monograph, two co-edited volumes and numerous articles in scholarly journals and edited volumes. She has been engaged in various teaching, publishing and research initiatives and platforms regionally and internationally concerning the issues of memory, trauma, violence, solidarity and social justice. During the past twenty-five years Husanovic has also been closely involved in social and political struggles and activist initiatives in Bosnia and Herzegovina and former Yugoslavia in the fight against violence and inequality.  Last year she was a Fulbright visiting research scholar at the Center for Russian, East European and Euroasian Studies at Stanford University.