Prof. Dr. Nihad Fejzić

Director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies

Prof. Dr. Nihad Fejzic is an animal health and veterinary epidemiology specialist with particular experience in zoonoses, terrestrial and aquatic disease surveillance and control, sanitary and phytosanitary measures, and management of veterinary services. 

Prof. Dr. Fejzic studied veterinary medicine at the University of Sarajevo (1986 – 1991) and has got a Ph.D. in animal health economics from the same University. He worked as an assistant of minister for agriculture in cantonal government (1996), deputy director of State Veterinary Office under the Ministry of foreign trade end economics relations of BiH (2003 – 2007), director of the Agency for development of higher education and quality assurance of BiH under Council of Minister of BiH (2008-2011) and dean of Veterinary faculty Sarajevo (2012 – 2020).  Prof. Dr. Fejzic was a national coordinator and international consultant for several FAO, OIA, IAEA, and EU projects focusing on capacity building, animal health, food safety, and professional development. Currently, besides lecturing at Veterinary faculty Sarajevo, he works as FAO international consultant on epidemiology and surveillance in Asia and Africa and leads an interdisciplinary “One health” master study at the Center of interdisciplinary studies of the University of Sarajevo, where he is also the director, starting from October 2020. At the international level, he is President of the Association of Veterinary Faculties in the Mediterranean region (REEV-MED), formed under the umbrella of the International organization for Animal Health (OIE).

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.