The end of WWII is the period of construction of the new Yugoslav woman who actively participates in the war, educates herself and enters the world of work, whilst the emancipation of women from the shackles of patriarchal culture was one of the “undisputable tasks of the Antifašistička Fronta žena (AFŽ).1 In that period, which saw an historical breakaway from… Read more →
is a full professor in English linguistics and cultural studies at the Faculty of Philology, University of Banja Luka. She has published over thirty articles on representation, ethnicity, gender, discourse analysis, media and film, as well as three monographs: Diskurs, moć i međunarodna zajednica (Discourse, Power and the International Community) (2007, Filozofski fakultet, Banja Luka), Youth Ethnic and National Identity in Bosnia and Herzegovina: Social Science Approaches (2013, Palgrave, London) and Diskursi periferije (Discourses of the Periphery) (2013, Biblioteka XX vek, Belgrade). She has edited three conference proceedings: Living with Patriarchy: Discursive Constructions of Gendered Subjects Across Cultures (2011, John Benjamins, Amsterdam), U okrilju nacije: konstruisanje nacionalnog i državnog identiteta kod mladih u Bosni i Hercegovini (Under the Wing of the Nation: the Construction of National and State Identity in Bosnian-Herzegovinian Youth) (2011, CKSP, Banja Luka), and Kritičke kulturološke studije u post-jugoslovenskom prostoru (Critical Cultural Studies in a Post-Yugoslav Space) (2012, Filološki fakultet, Banja Luka). She has produced and directed two documentary films: Kontrapunkt za nju (Counterpoint for Her) (2004) and Posao snova (Dream Job) (2006). She has taught at and visited many institutions of higher education at home and abroad, co-founded the BASOC (Banja Luka Social Centre) and as an activist she fights against nationalism and historical revisionism, for social justice and workers’ issues. She tries to live her life and raise her son in line with the principles of feminism.