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Expect the unexpected in research.

Each project I work on comes with both unforeseeable challenges and opportunities. Many of the papers I’ve published were born out of experiments performed on the fly or purely for curiosity's sake. Check out the list of my publications below, and don’t hesitate to contact me for more information.

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This book challenges Researchers, Architects, Artists and Activists to consider what interactional dynamics means in alternate cultural genealogies grounded within different traditions and epistemologies of art, architecture, and identities. COMING SOON

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Tailoring Identities: Displacement in the Self-Portrayals of Jewish Women Escaping to Albania

The two self-portrayals of Jewish women survivors escaping to Albania presented here emphasize a feminine aspect through proclamations of resistance. Despite the obstacles and difficulties caused by the traditional Albanian social structure and the (dis)placement of the Other, the analyzed narratives are infused with reflections of autobiographers concerning the world immersed in a crisis.

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Dynamics of Particular and Common: Monuments and Patriotic Tourism in Socialist Yugoslavia – a Case Study of Kosovo 

 The aim of this paper is to discuss two research questions: how ideological and aesthetic patterns of representations of war in Socialist Yugoslavia confront each other and in what way patriotic tourism has impacted the commemorative rituals associated with strengthening the official narrative of the common (inter-ethnic) struggle for liberation. 

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Old Boundaries and New Cultural Landscapes of a Multiethnic City in Modern-Day Macedoni

 

The case study of Skopje – the capital of the Republic of North Macedonia – as an example of a multi-ethnic city fea-turing polemic discourses around the urban landscapes, which constitute and reinforce already existing boundaries. 

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Courtesy to:  Zamir Mehmeti

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Antiquization processes in the Macedonian, Kazakh and Turkmen National Narratives: Visual constructs that shape political conceptions

 

The national symbols systems in the public space of Skopje (Macedonia), Astana (Kazakhstan) and Aşgabat (Turkmenistan) that are being represented in national political discourses along with a wide interpretation and contextualization in the framework of the post-socialist process of reconstruction of national symbolism in order to indicate identity and restoration structures and development of the actual national discourse in Macedonia, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan.

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Cross-boundary identities of the Albanian Muslimsin Socialist Macedonia

 

From the perspective of confrontational Slavic-Albanian relations in the

Yugoslav period in the Albanian discourse after 1991, an apolo-getic model of historical narrative appears, in which the Serbian (Slavic) attitude towards the Albanians during the communist and pre-com-munist Yugoslavia, presenting alleged attacks on the Albanian ethnic identity took a dominant position. These trends were also expressed during the ethnic crisis in Macedonia in 2001, producing a parallel perception of reality based on divergent constructions of memory and history.

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