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.
Coordinator of the ERMA Master Programme
Mariana Hadžijusufović is the coordinator of the Master programme ERMA and coordinator of the administrative and financial unit. Previously she worked as legal councillor on refugee issues in the Legal Clinic (UNHCR BO Chisinau) and as ERMA academic tutor. Mariana holds an international law degree from the State University of Moldova and is an alumna of the ERMA programme class of 2002/03.
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.
Ms. Mileva Piralić graduated at the Faculty of Organizational Siences 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.
Educational programmes assistant / ERMA academic coordinator
Alina Trkulja graduated from the European Regional MA programme in Democracy and Human Rights in South East Europe in 2011 and is 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 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.
Ms. Nina Dragičević
Librarian at Center for Interdisciplinary Studies
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.
Junior Academic Tutor
Amila Madžak finished ERMA programme in 2017, after which she joined ERMA team on a position of a Junior Academic Tutor. She holds a bachelor degree in International and Public Relations at the International University of Sarajevo. She was engaged in the NGO sector and has spent eight months in Brussels doing an internship in a think-tank Bruegel. Her field of interest revolves around democracy and democratization, political participation, and European integration.
Assistant for educational programs
Adna Oković holds a master’s degree in American and English Literature from the University of Sarajevo. As the best student in her class at the Faculty of Philosophy, she was awarded the University Chancellor’s Golden and Silver Badge awards. She has been a member of the American Studies Association in Bosnia and Herzegovina since its founding in 2015. Scottish Universities’ International Summer School (SUISS) alumna. Ms. Oković has presented research papers at various conferences and symposia in Bosnia and Herzegovina and abroad. Her research interests include: American history, culture and literature, gender studies and pop-culture. She has been working as an assistant for educational programs at the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies since 2018.