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Biography

Dr Michaelina Jakala’s research explores the lived experiences of peacebuilding and transitional justice in post-war contexts, specifically Bosnia-Herzegovina.  Her research focuses on marginaised groups such as survivors of wartime sexual and gender based violence and critically explores how these groups begin to ‘belong’ within these contexts using ethnographic and participatory methods.  

Prior to joining CTPSR she worked on the ESRC funded Localising International Law: Examining the Outreach Strategies of the War Crimes Chamber of Bosnia and Herzegovina project led by Dr Alex Jeffrey at the University of Cambridge.  

Dr Jakala has organised, chaired and presented at a variety of international conferences and workshops and currently teaches on the MA in Peace and Conflict Studies.

Current Projects and Research:

  • Co-Director of the 3-year Erasmus+ BUILDPEACE project (http://www.coventry.ac.uk/research/research-directories/current-projects/2016/buildpeace/) exploring the ways in which peacebuilding is taught to practitioners and students of peace and conflict.  The project involves institutions and organisations in Bosnia-Herzegovina, France, Scotland, Serbia and Turkey.
  • Co-Investigator on a the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), Canada funded project For Us by Us: Children's Picture Books to Promote Solidarity and Acceptance in the Age of Refugees lead by Dr April Mandrona (PI) from Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Canada.
  • Member of the AHRC funded Social Choregraphy Network led by Dr Nicolas Salazar Sutil at the University of Leeds.  The network brings together artists, academics, charities and refugess to addresses the way in which the movement arts (i.e. dance, body art, digital performance), deal with international refugee and border-crossing crises. Our core question, which concerns ethics, is what constitutes “good practice”.  

Education / Academic qualification

MA, Jagiellonian University

Degree, St. Catherine University

Doctorate, University of Bradford

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Research Output 2012 2017

Communicating law, building peace: the pedagogy of public outreach from war crimes courts

Jakala, M. & Jeffery, A. 18 May 2017 In : Space and Polity. 21, 2, p. 206-224 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

war crime
workshop
conflict
process
legal usage
4 Citations

Using courts to build states: The competing spaces of citizenship in transitional justice programmes

Jeffrey, A. & Jakala, M. Jul 2015 In : Political Geography. 47, July 2015, p. 43-52

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

court
Citizenship
citizenship
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Justice
8 Citations

The Hybrid Legal Geographies of a War Crimes Court

Jeffery, A. & Jakala, M. 2014 In : Annals of the Association of American Geographers. 104, 3, p. 652-667

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

crime
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4 Citations

Beyond trial justice in the former Yugoslavia

Jakala, M. & Jeffrey, A. 24 Feb 2012 In : The Geographical Journal. 178, 4, p. 290-295 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Yugoslavia
justice
International
measurement method
war crime

The “Transitional Citizen”: Civil Society, Political Agency and Hopes for Transitional Justice in Bosnia–Herzegovina

Jakala, M., Jones, B. & Jeffrey, A. 2012 Transitional Justice and Civil Society in the Balkans. Simic, O. & Volcic, Z. (eds.). New York: Springer, p. 87-103 17 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

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civil society

Activities 2014 2017

  • 1 Participation in conference
  • 1 Participation in workshop, seminar, course
  • 1 Invited talk

Empowerment of Women in Peace Making Processes

Jakala, M. (Speaker)
18 Mar 2016

Activity: Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Istanbul Human Security Conference

Jakala, M. (Organiser)
24 Oct 201425 Oct 2014

Activity: Participation in conference