Meet the New Co-chairs for the Transnational Memory and Identity Research Network

Congratulations to the new Co-chairs for the Transnational Memory and Identity Research Network

Alma Jeftić and Daphne Winland 

Alma Jeftić is a Research Fellow at the Peace Research Institute, International Christian University (Tokyo, Japan). She is a PhD (ABD) candidate in Psychology at the University of Belgrade and Ethics Committee Member at the Memory Studies Association. In 2017 she was elected to the Governing Board of the Research Network on Transnational Memory and Identity in Europe (Council for European Studies at Columbia University). For several years she taught Psychology at the International University of Sarajevo and worked as a Visiting Researcher at the School of Psychology, University of Sussex, and at the Center for Southeast European Studies, University of Graz. Alma is the author of “Social Aspects of Memories. Stories of Victims and Perpetrators from Bosnia-Herzegovina” (Routledge, 2019). She explores memories for in-group wrongdoings, transgenerational transmission of trauma, the role of emotions in conflict resolution and reconciliation. The major aims of her current project are to explore pedagogical aspects of remembrance, peace education & peace museums in Japan and Bosnia-Herzegovina. 

Daphne Winland is an Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology at York University in Toronto Canada. Her research and publications reflect specializations in (trans)nationalism, migration and diaspora, the politics of memory and representation in Southeastern Europe. Among her publications are “We Are Now a Nation: Croats Between Home and Homeland, book chapters and journal articles in American Ethnologist, Ethnopolitics, and Diaspora. Her current research projects include (a) the impact of broader neoliberal policy on Croatian diaspora-homeland relations (research with Croatian expatriates in Dublin, Ireland; (b) the influence of right-leaning diaspora Croats and Jews on nationalist claims making and relatedly (c) historical revisionism in Croatia and Israel/Palestine.

The Research Network on Transnational Memory and Identity in Europe brings together scholars who analyse transnational politics and policies of memory, processes of memory entrepreneurship, cultures of remembrance and identity construction in the context of European integration. Its aim is to foster exchange between scholars from different disciplines who are working on related subjects – including heritage, public history, political culture, communication, trauma, migration, diversity, religion – and who use memory and identity as the baseline of their research.

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