Prof. dr. Ungor will publish “Paramilitarism: Mass Violence in the Shadow of the State” with Oxford University Press. Pre-order the book here.
Iva Vukušić has won a small grant from Balkan Investigative Reporting Network to share some of her research with the wider public. She will write an academic paper and create an educational website to present crimes committed in Bosnia and Herzegovina by paramilitary forces. See more about the grant here.
On November 26th, dr. Uğur Ümit Üngör will host a lecture at the UC San Diego Institute for Arts and Humanities. The lecture examines the emergence and transformation of pro-state paramilitarism in Syria in the context of the uprising and civil war. It focuses on the Syrian government’s deployment of…
Iva Vukušić will present her research at the “Theatres of War: The British Commission for Military History’s New Researchers’ Conference” in Lancaster, UK, in early November. She will be presenting on a panel on irregular warfare. See more about the event here.
The brutality of the Syrian conflict produced an unprecedented flow of mostly civilian refugees who mostly landed in neighboring countries, whereas about one million migrated onward to Western Europe. Among this population, an unknown number of former combatants and war criminals took up residence in the Netherlands. Dr. Uğur Ümit…
Dr. Uğur Ümit Üngör will offer an examination of pro-state paramilitary violence in the Syrian conflict. He will analyze the emergence and transformation of pro-state paramilitarism in Syria in the context of the uprising and civil war. See more information about the event here.
Iva Vukušić presents her research in Dubrovnik, Croatia, at the Global Humanities Institute summer program on crises of democracy. Read more about the program here.
Ayhan Işık publishes a chapter on the emergence of paramilitary groups in Turkey in the 1980s in the edited volume Kurds in Turkey Ethnographies of Heterogeneous Experiences (Rowman and Littlefield, 2019)
Dr. Uğur Ümit Üngör and Iva Vukušić will present in Paris, June 6-7, at the International Conference titled Comparative Lenses: Video Testimonies of Survivors and Eyewitnesses on Genocide and Mass Violence. Dr Üngör's paper is “Perpetrators and Victims of Mass Violence in Syrian Video Testimonies”, while Iva Vukušić will present…
Iva Vukušić will present at the IARCEES conference in Dublin, May 9-11, Maynooth University on part of her PhD research. The paper is titled "Continuity and Change: The Red Berets in the breakup of Yugoslavia". Image: Cristian Iohan Ştefănescu/Flickr, CC BY 2.0.