Johanna Mannergren Selimovic

Johanna Mannergren Selimovic

Associate Professor

Research Coordinator

I am Associate Professor with a research focus on peace processes. I am a Senior Lecturer at Political Science. I am Research Coordinator at CBEES.

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I research post-war peace processes with a focus on transitional justice, reconciliation and memory politics. The Women, Peace and Security agenda is another key interest.

My research is largely based on ethnographic studies of everyday practices that are investigated using spatial analysis, narrative analysis and discourse analysis.

I participate in several research projects that address issues related to memory politics of peace, cultural heritage of war, and dynamics of divided cities. For these projects, I have conducted ethnographic studies in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Rwanda, Jerusalem and Brussels. A new project studies knowledge production on war through women's narratives, with a focus on Yazidi women's experiences with ISIS.

Read more on the project websites: External link. External link.

My research has been published in leading international journals, such as Security Dialogue, International Journal of Transitional Justice, Memory Studies, Political Psychology and Cooperation and Conflict. In addition, I have contributed a number of chapters to anthologies. I regularly participate in the Swedish media, as a writer and expert.

Google Scholar Profile ‪Johanna Mannergren Selimovic‬ - ‪Google Scholar‬ External link.

I am Section Editor (Peacegraphy) of Palgrave Encyclopedia of Peace and Conflict Studies. External link.

I am Associate Senior Researcher at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs and have previously been a visiting researcher at UCL (Université Catholique de Louvain) in Belgium.

Recent peer-reviewed publications 2019-2021 (Full list under the tag Publications):

Mannergren Selimovic, Johanna. 2021. “Articulating Presence of Absence. Everyday memory and the performance of silence in Sarajevo” External link, opens in new window. in Post-Conflict Memorialization: Missing Memorials, Absent Bodies, edited by Lisa Gandolfo et al. Routledge.

Mannergren Selimovic, Johanna with Ashi Al-Kahwati. 2021. Addressing Atrocity in Syria: New Challenges for Transitional Justice. External link, opens in new window. The Swedish Institute of International Affairs, Sweden.

Mannergren Selimovic, Johanna. 2020. ‘Gendered Silences in Conflict-affected Societies: A Typology’ External link, opens in new window., Peacebuilding.

Mannergren Selimovic, Johanna with Annika Björkdahl. 2021. “Methodologies for Feminist Peace Research” External link, opens in new window. in Routledge Handbook of Feminist Peace Research edited by Tarja Väyrynen and Catia C. Confortini.

Mannergren Selimovic, Johanna with Marita Eastmond. 2020. ‘Silence and Peacebuilding External link, opens in new window.’. Palgrave Encyclopedia of Peace and Conflict Studies, Palgrave MacMillan.

Mannergren Selimovic, Johanna with Annika Björkdahl. 2020. Gender and Transitional Justice External link.. In An Introduction to Transitional Justice edited by Olivera Simić, Taylor & Francis.

Mannergren Selimovic, Johanna. 2019. ’Everyday Agency and Transformation. Place, Body and Story in the Divided City. External link, opens in new window. Cooperation & Conflict.

Mannergren Selimovic, Johanna with Annika Björkdahl. 2019. “Civil Society and Gender, Peace and Security External link, opens in new window.” in Oxford Handbook of Gender Peace and Security, edited by Jacqui True and Sara E. Davies. Oxford: Oxford University Press

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