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Post-Genocide Bosnia-Herzegovina Lecture To be Held at Ramapo College

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MAHWAH, N.J. – Azra Hromadžić, Ph.D., associate professor of anthropology at Syracuse University, will speak about “Youth and State Making in Post-Genocide Bosnia-Herzegovina,” on Friday, October 19 at 1:45 p.m. at Ramapo College of New Jersey in The Trustees Pavilion, Pav. 1. The lecture will be presented under the auspices of the Gross Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies and is free and open to the public.

In the wake of devastating conflict in Bosnia-Herzegovina, the polarizing effects of everyday ethnic divisions, combined with hardened allegiances to ethnic nationalism and the rigid arrangements imposed in international peace-building agreements, have produced what Azra Hromadžić calls an “empty nation.” Hromadžić explores the void created by unresolved tensions between mandated reunification initiatives and the segregation institutionalized by power-sharing democracy, and how these conditions are experienced by youth who have come of age in post-conflict Bosnia-Herzegovina.

A native of Bosnia, Azra Hromadžić completed her Ph.D., as well as her Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees, in anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research interests are in the anthropology of international policy in the context of state-making in postwar Bosnia and Herzegovina. She is the author of Citizens of an Empty Nation: Youth and State-making in Postwar Bosnia and Herzegovina (University of Pennsylvania Press), an ethnographic investigation of the internationally directed postwar intervention policies in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the response of local people, especially youth, to these policy efforts. The book was translated into Serbian in 2017 (Samo Bosne nema: Mladi i građenje države u posleratnoj Bosni i Hercegovini. Beograd: Biblioteka XX Vek).

Earlier, Hromadžić initiated a project that ethnographically researches aging, care and social services in the context of postwar and postsocialist Bosnia and Herzegovina. She co-edited (with Monika Palmberger) a volume titled Care Across Distance: Ethnographic Explorations of Aging and Migration that is forthcoming with Berghahn Books.

As a Fulbright Scholar, Hromadžić conducted research and taught at the University of Bihać in Bosnia-Herzegovina in the spring of 2017. This experience propelled her to begin a new research project on water politics and pedagogies, political imagination and infrastructure in Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Hromadžić is the recipient of the 2017 Daniel Patrick Moynihan Award for Teaching and Research, the 2017 Excellence in Graduate Education Faculty Recognition Award and the 2014 Meredith Professors’ Teaching Recognition Award.

For information or to request disability-related accommodations for this event, please contact holgen@ramapo.edu or call 201-684-7409.

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