Recognising the Pain of Others: Gendered Displacement, Memory and Identity in Bosnian Refugee Diaspora

  • Halilovich, Hariz (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

This project explores and compares how pre-migration, migration and settlement factors have affected Bosnian refugee women in Australia, Austria and the USA. The project particularly focuses on the Bosnian war widows and women who have experienced violence against them, their families and communities during the 1992-95 war in Bosnia. Utilising a mixed ethnographic approach?based on participant observation, in-depth interviews, participatory action research and digital ethnography?the project aims to enhance our understanding of gender in forced migration, raise awareness of the issues affecting this underexplored demographic group, and ultimately inform policies in relation to ageing, well-being and immigration.
Effective start/end date1/02/131/02/16


  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$255,000.00
  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$120,000.00