I have multiple roles here at Global Studies. The first role is serving as the Assistant Professor of Practice, second is Assistant Director, and third (for now) is Academic Advisor. In addition to teaching GLST 201: Introduction to Global Studies and GLST 494: Capstone, I also lead a number of special topics courses abroad. So far I've taken students to Belize, Belgium & Netherlands and India. I also 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. I am also responsible for helping schedule events for Global Studies and I welcome any ideas you may have.
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.