Johanna Mannergren Selimovic

Johanna Mannergren Selimovic

Senior Research Fellow

Johanna Mannergren Selimovic is a Senior Researcher at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs. Her research concerns peacebuilding with a special interest in transitional justice, reconciliation processes, politics of memory, and gender politics.

She is currently engaged in several research projects that investigate memory politics in transitions from war to peace; the cultural heritage of war; and divided cities, urban violence and peacebuilding. For these projects she conducts fieldwork in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Jerusalem.

She holds a PhD in Peace and Development Research from University of Gothenburg (2011) and is currently a Visiting Scholar at Vesalius College, Vrije Universiteit, Brussels, where she also heads a course on Gender, Peace and Security. Before she has taught at University of Gothenburg and Södertörn University and has held guest lectures at Lund University and University of Cyprus.

She has published her research in high-ranking international journals such as Political Psychology, Security Dialogue, International Journal of Transitional Justice and Third World Quarterly. She has also contributed chapters to several edited volumes.

Areas of expertise

Peacebuilding, transitional justice, reconciliation processes, memory politics, gender&security

Selected publications

Challenges of Postconflict Coexistence: Narrating Truth and Justice in a Bosnian Town

Silence as Possibility in Postwar Everyday Life

Making peace, making memory: peacebuilding and politics of remembrance at memorials of mass atrocities

Gendering agency in transitional justice

A tale of three bridges: agency and agonism in peace building

Perpetrators and victims: Local responses to the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia

Whose place?: emplaced narratives and the politics of belonging in East Jerusalem's contested neighbourhood of Silwan


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