BHS / ENG
Associate Professor at the Faculty of Media and Communication (FMK); Director of the Center for Comparative Conflict Studies (CFCCS)
1. As part of my teaching in peace and conflict studies, I teach courses on memory politics and memory activism. http://cfccs.org/images/2019-courses/2019-CFCCS-Summer-School-Dr-Orli-Fridman-Course-Outline.pdf
2. I conduct field research about memory activism and alternative commemorations in Serbia. See my contribution to The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Peace and Conflict Studies (2020): Conflict, Memory, and Memory Activism: Dealing with Difficult Pasts.
3. I am also interested in hashtag memory activism and online commemorations: ‘Hashtag Memory Activism’. Online Commemorations and Online Memory Activism. Observing Memories (2019).
I find it particularly inspiring and challenging to think of processes of dealing with difficult pasts, in a comparative framework. Can memory activists from the successor stated of the former Yugoslavia learn from Israeli memory activists? or how can knowledge gained about alternative commemorations and combating denial in the Balkans be accessible to and shared more broadly with activists and scholars working on similar processes in other conflict/post-conflict areas around the world?
As a scholar of peace and conflict studies, I see the field of memory studies as at the heart of my analyitical inquiries and understanding of societies in and after conflict. I currently am working on a book manuscrpit titled : Memory Activism in Serbia after 2000: Commemorative Rituals and Alternative Mnemonic Practices