BHS / ENG
Programme directress Forum Ziviler Friedensdienst (Forum Civil Peace Service); Coordination of the regional work group “Academia & Practice in Dealing-with-the-Past, Forum ZFD), Sarajevo
2005-2012: teaching peace and conflict studies (focusing also on dealing with the past issues in and outside Europe) at Studienforum, Berlin; theater and conflict transformation (theater group “rabenschwarz”, Berlin); PhD work in the field of literary/theater/cultural studies (Trier, Berlin); research at Berghof Conflict research, Berlin;
2003-2005: teaching literary and cultural studies at the German Department of the Philosophical Faculty in Sarajevo,
1992-2003: peace work in Croatia (Osijek), interreligious peace work in BiH, human rights activism in Germany (Fulda), postgraduate programme in literary studies (University of Sarajevo)
The need to relativise or even deny the suffering of the so-called “others” and the crimes committed in one's own community seems to me to be the key problem in dealing with the past. As a consequence, the tendency becomes very strong and apparently very appealing to ground individual and group identity on victimhood, and militarised heroism. Finally, the largest challenge in dwp is my own limited, selective and biased view on past and present violence.