Professor Melika Husić-Mehmedović

Director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies

Professor Melika Husić-Mehmedović holds a PhD from the School of Economics and Business Sarajevo (AACSB and EPAS/EFMD accredited) on the topic “Lifestyle and Luxury Consumption”. She obtained master degree in business administration (MBA – Master of Business Administration) at the Faculty of Economics, University of Zagreb with thesis “Influence of social status factors and consumption of luxury products.” She has published papers in most prestige business journals, five books in Bosnian and English language and over 30 international conference papers.

She has improved experience through schools, seminars and workshops designed throughout the world, and spent one semester at George Washington University in the US as a visiting scholar. Melika participated in numerous consulting services for leading BH companies, in the field of marketing and strategic planning and communication activities. She was a Marketing Manager at the Independent News Agency ONASA Sarajevo in the period 2002-2005 and a Public Relations Officer at the School of Economics and Business in Sarajevo in the period 2005-2008. Finally, she was a Vice Dean for Academic Affairs from 2009 to 2012. She was appointed as director of Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Sarajevo in 2017.

Mariana Hadžijusufović

Program manager, ERMA Master program

Mariana Hadzijusufovic has been managing the ERMA program since 2008. Previously she has worked as a legal consultant on refugee issues within the Legal Clinic (UNHCR BO Chisinau) and as an academic tutor for the ERMA program. She has a degree in international law from the State University of Moldova and is a graduate of the 2002/03 cohort of the ERMA master program. Currently, she is a student of the Global Studies PhD program at the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies.

Maida Omanović

Coordinator of the Master program European Studies and the Master program Management of State and NGO

Maida Omanovic is the coordinator of the Master program European Studies and the Master program Management of State and NGOs. She has been working in the Center for interdisciplinary studies since 2001. She holds a master degree in Quality Management – a joint master program of the School of Economics and Business of the University of Sarajevo and the Faculty of Economics of the University of Zagreb. Alumna of the School of Economics and Business of the University of Sarajevo.

Mileva Piralić

Finance assistant-accountant

Ms. Mileva Piralić graduated at the Faculty of Organizational Sciences in Belgrade. Mileva has been Finance assistant-accountant of the University of Sarajevo, since 2007. Previously she worked as a Finance Officer at the Mechanical Faculty of Sarajevo from 1990 to 1992, and as a Finance Assistant in the International Rescue Committee-New York in Bosnia and  Hercegovina in the period of 1996 to 2006.

Alina Trkulja

Academic coordinator, ERMA master program

Alina  Trkulja graduated from the European Regional MA program in Democracy and Human Rights in South East Europe in 2011 and was working for the Programme as an academic tutor since then.  She became the ERMA academic coordinator in 2019. Currently doing PhD studies in Sociology at the Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Sarajevo, she reads and writes about the sociology of education, social justice, human rights, and their interdependence.  Alina also graduated in Comparative Literature and Art History at the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Sarajevo.

 Nina Dragičević


Nina Dragičević is a librarian at the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies of the University of Sarajevo, primarily engaged with Human Rights Centre and ERMA programme. She holds a degree in Library Science and Comparative Literature from University of Sarajevo, where she graduated in 2008. Besides information processing and user services, she actively participates in research projects (bibliographic research, MARC conversions etc.). She has also worked on implementing online Human Rights Observatory: Bosnia and Herzegovina. She was part of the team involved in implementing BiHMe (Bosnian memories) project.

Marija Ivanović

Assistant for educational programs / Academic Tutor 

Besides being ERMA Alumna, Marija Ivanović holds an M.A. in Political and Social Studies of Latin America from the University of Economics (Prague) and University Alberto Hurtado (Santiago de Chile). Also, she graduated from M.A. programme in Nationalism Studies (Central European University). She worked in the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and Caribbean in Chile and, more recently, she was a Young Researcher at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Koszeg. Her interests lie in questions of identity, memory, political geography, and feminism. She joined the CIS team as an assistant for educational programs  in 2019. 

Aida Salihović-Gušić

Assistant for educational programs / Academic Tutor 

Aida Salihović-Gušić holds a Master’s degree in English and American Literature, obtained from the Faculty of Philosophy in Sarajevo, additionally graduating from the ERMA Programme in 2017. She has been active in NGO Sector, working on various human rights issues. Her main fields of interests are related to intersectionality of women’s and religous rights, freedom of religion and belief, and hate crimes and hate speech on the basis of religon. She has been appointed as an Academic Tutor, joining the ERMA team in November 2019 and works in CIS as an assistant for educational programs.