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Zilka Spahic-Šiljak
Research Scholar

Dr. Zilka Spahić-Šiljak is a research scholar and public intellectual addressing issues involving human rights, politics, religion, education and peace-building. She has worked for the past two decades as human rights activist in non-governental organizations on the promotion of women's human rights, multireligious dialogue and reconciliation. From 2012-2014 she conducted post-doctoral research at the Women's Studies in Religion Program of Harvard University with particular interest in gender and peacebuilding. Her current research at Stanford University focuses on the intersection of leadership, gender and peacebuilding. Some of her recent publications include Shining Humanity – Life Stories of Women Peacebuilders in Bosnia and Herzegovina (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014), Contesting Female, Feminist and Muslim Identities –Post-socialist Contexts of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo (CIPS, University of Sarajevo, 2012), and Women, Religion and Politics (Sarajevo, 2010).