United States of America

After working at PCRC as an intern in 2019, Kalia is excited to have returned to Bosnia and to be working with PCRC once again. Kalia’s research centers on the intersection of international law, language, and gender as they relate to conflict-related sexual violence (CRSV). Specifically, Kalia explores how conceptualizations of masculinity and femininity influence who is/was acknowledged as a victim of CRSV in the international legal proceedings from the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. To conduct her research, Kalia examines court documents and uses qualitative and quantitative methods of text analysis. Previously, Kalia worked at the United Nations Office on Sexual Violence in Conflict (UN OSRSG-SVC), and at MADRE, an international women’s rights organization. Kalia is a graduate of the Honors College at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and has bachelor’s degrees in political science and Spanish. She also holds a certificate in international relations with a specialization in data analytics. Kalia plans to continue her research and to pursue a PhD.