Maja Subasic, International Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) program coordinator, Dr. Amy Cox, director of the IPCR program, and Dr. Jennifer Riggan, associate professor of international studies, attended "Teaching Peace in the 21st Century 7th Annual Summer Peacebuilding Institute...
Maja Subasic, M.A., earned a B.A. in Sociology-Anthropology and German Language from Elizabethtown College and an M.A. in Cultural Sustainability from Goucher College. Her master’s thesis focused on the politicization and destruction of Yugoslav national and individual cultural identity with an emphasis on the roles played by the international community, media, and western scholars in propagating the issues in the recent Balkan conflict through oversimplification and misconstruing of the facts. By allowing Yugoslavs to re-tell their own history through their personal accounts, Maja hopes to help Yugoslavs reclaim their cultural identity and help other groups sustain their sense of self and community through times of conflict. Maja has studied abroad in Marburg, Germany where she researched the evolution of German media since the end of World War II. Her other research interests include the formation of subcultures, Balkan culture, the societal effects of cultural deviance, rituals involved in superstition, prevention of genocide, the history of body modification, ethnic foodways and music. She has worked with several subcultures to help them sustain their cherished ways of life including the Goths and the Pennsylvania Germans. She is also a translator and interpreter of Serbo-Croatian, German, and English, as well as a student of classical 17th century French-style fencing.
Hometown Plymouth Meeting, PA
Home Country Bosnia Herzegovina
Languages Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian, German
Master of Arts , Major in Cultural Sustainability
Bachelor of Arts, Major in Sociology-Anthropology and German