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Jessie is an ESRC postdoctoral research fellow at ODID. Her current ESRC research project deals with the politics of victimhood and compensation in post-war Bosnia and Herzegovina.
In her research she has mostly focused on security, ethno-nationalism, post-war reparations, as well as community-building and transitional justice in the former Yugoslavia.
She has authored several studies on identity politics (including Post-War Ethno-National Identities of Young People in Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2012) and retributive transitional justice in several academic journals (most recent for the Journal of Peacebuilding & Development).
Prior to her doctoral studies, Jessie worked at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network in Sarajevo and Belgrade. She has also worked as an advisor for several consultancies and is a member of the Stabilization Unit of the UK government.
She has also collaborated with a range of research institutions, including the Czech Academy of Sciences, the London School of Economics and Goldsmiths University where she is currently teaching a course on memory and justice. Jessie holds a DPhil from the University of Oxford in politics (St Antony’s College, 2017).