Visiting Scholars and Research Fellows




Admir Jugo is a PhD candidate within the Anthropology Department, Durham University, UK. He worked as a Forensic Archaeologist and Anthropologist for the International Commission on Missing Persons on exhuming human remains from mass graves and other exhumation sites in the territory of the Former Yugoslavia, primarily Bosnia and Herzegovina, and with various international organisations and NGOs on issues of transitional justice and violations of human rights. He also was part of several research projects dealing with legacies of war in Bosnia and Herzegovina. His research focuses on the process of transitional justice in Bosnia and Herzegovina, forensic archaeology and scientific and social aspects of exhumations and mass graves.

For selected publications, please see here  


Nejra Nuna Čengić is a Visiting Fellow at the Sociology Department, Goldsmiths College, University of London (UK). She gained a PhD in the Anthropology of Everyday Life from AMEU-ISH Ljubljana/Maribor, Slovenia, focused on the relationship between war violence and speech. Nejra has over 20 years of working experience in NGOs, IGOs and the academy in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). From 2007/2008 onwards she has taught the postgraduate course Life Stories and Dialogues at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Studies at the University of Sarajevo, where she also gained most of her professional experience. She made a significant contribution to the establishment of the Gender Studies Programme at the University of Sarajevo. Her main research interests focus on memory, speech, violence, gender and work. She is currently conducting a research project on the influence of international intervention on the reconfiguration of labour in BiH.

Selected publications:

Čengić, Nejra Nuna. 2019 (forthcoming). “Lest We Forget? Speech and Non-speech in Post-war Sarajevo. Ed. Gržinić, Marina and Sophie Uitz Genealogy of Amnesia: Rethinking the Past for a New Future of Conviviality. Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Čengić, Nejra Nuna. 2017. ‘Desilo se to što se desilo’. Govor, život i vrijeme u Sarajevu nakon opsade ('What Happened, Happened’: Speech, Life and Time after the Siege of Sarajevo). Belgrade: Orion Art.

Čengić, Nejra Nuna and Tamara Šmidling (eds.). 2017. Kultura sjećanja na rat u BiH (Culture of Memory on War in BiH). Mirovna akademija, Sarajevo

Čengić, Nejra Nuna. 2016. “Integrating ‘During the War’ in ‘After the War’: Narrative Positionings in Post-War Sarajevo”. Ed. Jansen S., Brković Č. and Vanja Čelebičić Negotiating Social Relations in Bosnia and Herzegovina: Semiperipheral Entanglements. London: Routledge, 60-73.

Čengić, Nejra Nuna. 2010. “Life after Death” Pavilion: Journal for Politics and Culture, No. 14, 137-146.


Nela Porobić Isaković is a Visiting Fellow at the Sociology Department, Goldsmiths College. She holds an MA in Political Science at the Lund University in Sweden focused on peace building and post-conflict recovery. Nela has over 10 years of working experience. She has worked forUNDP (transitional justice), UNPFA (sexual violence in conflict) and is currently employed with Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom as project coordinator and researcher in Bosnia and Herzegovina, working on issues of post-conflict reconstruction and recovery. Her research interests and work focus include: peace-building, gender equality, feminist political economy, conflict related sexual violence, and transitional justice with focus on reparations.

Her publications include: 

  • Nela Porobić Isaković, Gorana Mlinarević and Madeleine Rees, “If women are left out of peace talks” Forced Migration Review, September 2015.
  • Nela Porobić Isaković and Gorana Mlinarević, “Concept and Framework for Development of a Gender Sensitive Reparations Framework for Civilian Victims of War in Bosnia and Herzegovina”, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, 2015.
  • Nela Porobić Isaković, Gorana Mlinarević Madeleine Rees, Christin Chinkin, and Jacqui True “Feminist Perspectives on post-conflict Reconstruction and recovery – the Case of Bosnia and Herzegovina” WILPF, June 2017.
  • Nela Porobić Isaković and Gorana Mlinarević “Transition, Economy and Women – Case Study of Bosnia and Herzegovina” Manuscript (available upon request), 2018.



Past Visiting Scholars and Research Fellows


Maria O’Reilly 

Christine Schwobel-Patel

Marina Veličković


José-Manuel Barreto


Claire Garbett


Hannah Starman


Alexander Loden
International Centre for Transitional Justice

Mary Zournazi
University of New South Wales


Hadar Aviram
Hastings College of Law


Mario Di Paolantonio
Visiting Research Fellow (Social Science Research Council of Canada)
University of York

Sanda Mayzaw Lwin
Yale University

Research Associates

Research Associates

Since its inception, the Unit for Global Justice has established links with international research associates, forming a network of international scholars and practitioners engaged with law and justice in a global context.

Emilio Crenzel
National Council of Scientific Research [CONICET]
Professor of Sociology, University of Buenos Aires

Claudia Feld
National Council of Scientific Research [CONICET]
Instituto de Desarrollo Economici y Social [IDES] Buenos Aires

Nancy Fraser
Henry A. & Louise Loeb Professor of Philosophy and Politics
New School for Social Research

Lisa Laplante
Marquette University Law School
Deputy Director, Praxis Institute for Social Justice

Alexander Loden
International Centre for Transitional Justice

Sanda Mayzaw Lwin
Assistant Professor of American Studies and English
Yale University

Mr Cyril Musila
L'École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS)

Valentina Salvi
Universidad de Buenos Aires
Instituto de Investigaciones Gino Germani

De Sousa Santos, Boaventura
Professor of Sociology, School of Economics, University of Coimbra (Portugal)

Leti Volpp
Professor of Law at the Boalt Hall School of Law
UC Berkeley

Dr Olivera Simic
Senior Lecturer at the Griffith Law School, Griffith University
My research interests are transitional justice, international criminal law and international peacekeeping.