Our Team

Dr. Orli Fridman

orli fridmanDr. Orli Fridman holds a Ph.D. in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (SCAR), George Mason University (2006). Dr. Fridman is an associate professor at the Faculty of Media and Communications (FMK), Singidunum University where she heads the Center for Comparative Conflict Studies (CFCCS). She also is the academic director of the SIT study abroad program in the Balkans (Peace and Conflict Studies in Serbia, Bosnia and Kosovo).

Her interdisciplinary research interests focus on Conflict Transformation and Comparative Conflict Studies.  Her recent research projects focus on Kosovo-Serbia relations and on Memory Work and Memory Activism in Serbia. She also is interested in the role of social memory studies in teaching and researching conflict transformation in divided societies as well as in critical approaches to encounters of groups in conflict (with focus on Serbia-Kosovo and Israeli-Palestinian relations). 

Since 1994, Dr. Fridman has been involved in political education. She was trained as a facilitator for groups in conflict and worked with groups from Israel/Palestine, Northern Ireland, Cyprus, and the successor states of the former Yugoslavia.

Her most recent publications include: ”Alternative Calendars and Memory Work in Serbia: Anti-War Activism after Milošević” (Memory Studies 8, 2015); Unstructured Daily Encounters: Serbs in Kosovo after the 2008 Declaration of Independence" (Contemporary Southeastern Europe, 2/1, 2015); “Structured Encounters in Post-Conflict/Post-Yugoslav Days: Visiting Belgrade and Prishtina” (Civil Society and Transitional Justice in the Balkans, 2013).

Aleksandar Škundrić

Project Coordinator | Summer School Coordinator

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Aleksandar Škundrić joined the CFCCS team in 2010 and currently holds the position of the projects coordinator. Aleksandar worked on numerous projects with human rights and minority rights organizations from Serbia and abroad. In 2007 he participated in a fellowship program in New York City with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). In 2010 he was a member of a team that worked on the preparation of a scientific-research project proposal titled “Gender Equality and Culture of the Citizens Status: historical and theoretical foundations in Serbia” for the Faculty of Political Science, Belgrade.  Aleksandar is also a program assistant at the SIT Study Abroad Program in the Balkans and program coordinator of the DukeEngage Serbia program.

Srđan Hercigonja

Junior Researcher

srdjanSrdjan Hercigonja graduated from the Faculty of Political Sciences (International Politics), University of Belgrade, where he also finished MA studies in International Security. He was an intern in Belgrade Centre for Security Policy, in UNDP/SEESAC, and volunteered in the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia. With expertise in international relations, human rights, transitional justice and memory activism, Srdjan worked as Research Assistant for the Center for Research Architecture, Goldsmiths University, London, and he is working within the Working Group Four Faces of Omarska and Initiative for Contemporary Art and Theory, on projects dealing with the memory activism, as well as with consequences of political and economic transition in post-Yugoslav countries. Apart from working on research projects dealing with the post-conflict developments in the Western Balkans, Srdjan is also a member of FutureLab Europe (with European Policy Centre in Brussels as operational partner), and is a member of the European Fund for the Balkans Community.

Snežana Škundrić

Art Director

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Snežana Škundrić joined the CFCCS team in 2008 as the Art Director. Snežana's expertise in graphic design come from more than 15 years of work experience in design of brand identity, layouts and promotional materials. Snežana has been working on various projects for academic institutions, non-profit organizations and corporate groups, in Europe and in the USA. Her proficiency is in graphic design and branding, and she also has years of experience in online marketing, digital photography, social networks marketing and video production.

Luna Đorđević

Summer School and Project Assistant

lunaLuna Đorđević was born in 1986 in Belgrade, where she currently lives and works. She graduated from the Faculty of Political Science in 2011 (Department for Journalism) and obtained her MA in 2014 at the same faculty (Department for Political Theory). During the course of her studies her main fields of interest were political theory, political history and theory of nonviolent action. She has been working as a freelance translator for several years, mainly for NGOs.

Biljana Vučinić

Web Administrator

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Biljana Vucinic joined the CFCCS team at 2015 as the Web Administrator. She is holding an BA of School of Electrical Engineering, University of Belgrade. Biljana brings extensive experience in programing and IT administration. In this capacity she works with various clients, from corporations, small business companies, academic institutions, non-profit organizations and artists.



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