Emira Ibrahimpasic, Ph.D.

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Assistant Director Global Studies emira@unl.edu 402-472-2150 314 Seaton Hall

I am the Assistant Director for Global Studies. I can help students with scheduling their classes, graduation plans, academic standards, career advisement, college and university requirements, policies and procedures, and many other questions regarding their major/minor in Global Studies. In addition to advising I am also going to be teaching GLST 201, 395, and 494 (capstone). I am also responsible for helping schedule events for Global Studies and I welcome any ideas you may have.  This year I am working with Dr. Balasubramanian to help organize events, study abroad trips, and global internship opportunities to help our majors gain skills that will make them powerful candidates once on the job market.

I am originally from Bosnia and Herzegovina and I moved to Lincoln when I was in high school. My undergraduate degree is in Anthropology and Philosophy from Hamline University in St.Paul, MN. While in college I studied abroad 4 times and fell in love with travel and study. After college I spent a year teaching English in Japan with JET Programme and got to travel Southeast Asia extensively. My love of travel, cultures, and global issues led me to complete a Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology at University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.  My dissertation titled "Women Living Islam in Post-War and Post-Socialist Bosnia and Herzegovina" was one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences of my academic career.  As you can see, my research experience and interests are centered around religion, Islam, women and gender, post-conflict development and non-governmental organizing. I specialize in Eastern Europe, but my research interests extend to Middle East, Asia and North Africa.  When not at work (or working on my courses towards another advanced degree, Masters of Business Administration right here at UNL) I enjoy bike riding, gardening, and reading.


emira@unl.edu or 402.472.2150

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Areas of Expertise:

Islam, Women in Islam, post-socialist reconstruction and transition, agency, women in leadership, and history, culture, and religion of former Yugoslavia.