The aim of this panel is to discuss the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on women scientists in the Western Balkans. What challenges have they faced as a result of the pandemic? Do they differ across the region and disciplines and if so, how? How has the COVID-19 crisis affected women scientists’ work and perhaps relatedly, how has it affected previously existing practices and systems in the region’s academia? These are some of the questions that will be discussed during the online panel on Monday, November 23, between 13-14:30 h (CET).
Dr Elena B. Stavrevska is a Research Officer at the Centre for Women, Peace and Security at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She has previously worked as a visiting research fellow at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame, a postdoctoral teaching fellow at Bard College Berlin, and a work-package coordinator and researcher in the EU-funded project Cultures of Governance and Conflict Resolution in Europe and India at the Central European University. Her research has explored issues of gender, intersectionality, and political economy in conflict-affected societies, with a particular focus on Bosnia and Herzegovina and Colombia.
Dr. Vjollca Krasniqi, Professor of Sociology at University of Prishtina, Kosovo
Dr. Vjollca Krasniqi is a sociologist and is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Prishtina. She holds a Ph.D. in Social Work from the University of Ljubljana. She has an M.Sc. degree in Gender, Development, and Globalization from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and a BA degree in Philosophy and Sociology from the University of Prishtina. Her research interests are gender, nation-building, human rights, post-war justice, and social policy.
Dr Jasminka Hasić Telalović, Researcher, Computer Science, University Sarajevo School of Science and Technology, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Jasminka Hasic Telalovic is an Associate Professor at the Computer Science faculty of the University Sarajevo School of Science and Technology, Bosnia and Herzegovina. She holds a B.Sc. degree in mathematics from the University of New Hampshire, USA; an M.Sc. in Computer Science from Brown University, USA; and a Ph.D. in Engineering from Warwick University, UK. Her research interests are in the field of Artificial Intelligence and Data Science. She is especially interested in applications to medicine and microbiome data in particular.
Dr. Gordana Laštovička-Medin, Professor of Physics at the University of Montenegro, Montenegro
Dr. Gordana Laštovička-Medin is a physicist and is Full Professor at the Faculty of Science and Mathematics in Podgorica. She holds a B.Sc degree in physics from the University in Podgorica, and M.Sc and PhD degree in physics from the University of Ljubljana. She competed post-doctoral studies at the Humboldt University in Berlin. Her research interests are in the high energy physics (HEP). She is leading Montenegro’s participation in scientific collaboration RD50 in CERN.