- Sabina Čehajić-Clancy
- Tim Bidey
- Tatjana Milovanović
- Niđara Pašanović
- Sanda Üllen
- Maria Hetman
- Dolores Šešum
- Ayşe Taşpınar
Sabina Čehajić-Clancy is currently working at the Sarajevo School of Science and Technology in Bosnia and Herzegovina (Department of Political Science and International Relations) as an assistant professor teaching research methods and political psychology. She is also a director of the Balkan Institute for Conflict Resolution, Responsibility and Reconciliation. She received her PhD (“Responsibility and Denial: Antecedents of Acknowledgment, Collective Responsibility and Guilt”) in social psychology from the University of Sussex in 2008 under the supervision of professor Rupert Brown. The Society for the Psychological Studies of Social Issues (SPSSI) has awarded her with the Dissertation Award for 2008. Besides this, she has received the Harry Frank Guggenheim Award for her dissertation. At the same university, she has also received her Master of Science degree in applied social psychology as a British Chevening scholar.
She works in the field of intergroup relations, more specifically on reconciliation in post-conflict societies, collective emotions of guilt and shame, collective responsibility, dehumanization, and other moral disengagement strategies. Currently she is looking at the effects of apologies, offers of reparation followed by different emotions on victim group responses. She has received funding for her work from British Council, Open Society Institute, and Overseas Research Scheme by the British Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She has published numerous research articles on the issues of acknowledgment, group-based responsibility, guilt, and intergroup forgiveness and several book chapters. In the last seven years, she has coordinated and supervised over eight scientific projects, presented her work on over twenty national and international conferences, and worked as a consultant for various NGO’s in BIH such as UNICEF, UNDP, and Save the Children UK. She is also a member of International Society of Political Psychology (ISPP) serving also on an Editorial Board, European Association of Social Psychology (EASP) and Society for Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI), International Society of Genocide Scholars (IAGS) and American Psychological Society (APS).
Tim Bidey holds an MA in Post-war Recovery Studies from the University of York’s Post-war Reconstruction and Development Unit (PRDU), an international center of excellence for the study of conflict-affected societies and their recovery. His interests and expertise focus on the use and effective evaluation of storytelling as a peacebuilding mechanism between divided individuals and groups. Prior to joining PCRC, he received training in project planning, development and evaluation, and worked as a grant writer for a range of NGOs in the UK and abroad.
Manager of Field Operations
Tatjana was born in Brcko District, Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1994. She graduated from Medical highschool and is now pursuing a bachelors degree in Law at the University of East Sarajevo. At the age of thirteen, Tatjana began volunteering for several youth organizations in her hometown and from 2010 she has been regularly involved in various community development projects. Tatjana enjoys working on projects that engage the youth in BiH and she is passionate about protecting and promoting the rights of children and young people. She is one of the main characters in PCRC’s documentary Uspomene 677.
Niđara Pašanović holds a BA in English Language and Literature from the University of Sarajevo, Faculty of Philosophy and English Department and holds an MA in English Literature. Pašanović works as a substitute English teacher in the primary school Grbavica I and holds a full-time lecturing position at the Turkish University in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Pašanović began her work with PCRC as the primary translator and interpreter and has worked on numerous conferences, films, and workshops. Her hard work and determination was quickly recognized and she now speaks on behalf of PCRC at events throughout the country.
Sanda Üllen is currently obtaining her Ph.D. at the University of Vienna where she is working on her thesis dissertation entitled, “Contested Memories – Dynamics of individual and collective memories on (trans)national discourses, identities and belonging in post-war societies”. Üllen has worked as a lecturer for the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Vienna. Her research background and interests include: migration studies; transnational studies, identity and belonging; the anthropology of violence; genocide studies; human rights; political anthropology; and memory.
International Program Developer
Maria Hetman holds a Master’s in Sociology and Social Anthropology from Central European University in Budapest and a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from The New School for Social Research in New York City. Her philosophical studies and thesis as an undergraduate focused on the meaning of radical evil in the 20th century, with an emphasis on totalitarian regimes, particularly fascism, and their impact on the fabric of social and ethical life. Her master’s thesis traces a cultural product – an ethnographic film produced for British television about the 1992-1995 Bosnian war – from its production in BiH during the war, to its wider implications and impacts. Hetman has worked in communications and program management with Bosnian and American NGOs and NPOs.
Dolores Šešum graduated in 2006 from the Academy of Fine Arts at the University of Sarajevo. Her thesis, entitled “The Srebrenica Golgota”, thematized the genocide in Srebrenica that occurred in July 1995 and received the best notes from the artistic commission of the Academy. Dolores has worked on various projects as an expert consultant on artistic photography and video editing. One of her most important photographic consultancy works includes the selection of photography for the International Conference on the Srebrenica Genocide organized by the University of Sarajevo in July of 2005.
Student Exchange Program Coordinator for Turkey-BiH
Ayşe Taşpınar holds MA degree on Conflict Analysis and Resolution from Sabanci University, and BA degree on Political Science and International Relations from Marmara University, Istanbul. Her master thesis topic is on everyday culture of criminal youth in the inner city in Istanbul. The emphasis of her research possesses the importance of ethnographic analysis of the social setting to elaborate everyday culture, perception of state institutions, subjectivity, and gender roles of male youth in the inner city. She has involved into active roles in different youth NGOs in Turkey both voluntarily and professionally. Additionally, she has been giving training on conflict analysis and resolution as a Negotiation and Mediation Master Trainer, and attending meetings as a facilitator and moderator. She has attended many international and national training on non-formal education, youth empowerment, conflict studies, and arts & culture.