Dr Ina Merdjanova
Combe Trust Fellow, September - November 2020
Ina Merdjanova is Visiting Professor at Coventry University’s Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations & Senior Researcher and Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Irish School of Ecumenics, Trinity College Dublin. She has held visiting fellowships at Oxford University, New York University, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington DC, the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences, and Aleksanteri Institute at Helsinki University, among others. She is author of five books and numerous articles on religion and politics in post-communist society. Her publications include Religion as a Conversation Starter: Interreligious Dialogue for Peacebuilding in the Balkans (with Patrice Brodeur; Continuum, 2009, paperback 2011), Rediscovering the Umma: Muslims in the Balkans between Nationalism and Transnationalism (Oxford University Press, 2013, paperback 2016), and an edited volume Women and Religiosity in Orthodox Christian Contexts (forthcoming with Fordham University Press, 2021).
Research at IASH: Gender-Critical Perspectives on Interreligious Dialogue for Peacebuilding in the Balkans