Alma Jeftic

Alma Jeftic


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    I am a PostDoc at the University of Copenhagen, and a Research Fellow at the Peace Research Institute, International Christian University in Tokyo. I completed my PhD in social psychology at the University of Belgrade. During my doctoral studies I was a Visiting Senior Researcher at the School of Psychology, University of Sussex (UK), and a Visiting Doctoral Researcher at the Institute of Psychology, University of Graz (Austria). I am the winner of the Borislav Lorenc Award from the University of Belgrade, the Open Society Scholars Award from the Open Society Foundation, and the Go Styria Scholarship from the University of Graz and the Province of Styria.

    At this point I serve as a Co-chair of the Research Network on Transnational Memory and Identity in Europe (Council for European Studies at Columbia University), the Student and Early Career Committee Director at the American Psychological Association Division 48 (Society for the Study of Peace, Conflict, and Violence), the Associate Editor of the Peace Psychologist (the official journal of the APA Div48), and the member of the SIPS IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access Committee of the Society for the Improvement of Psychological Science). 

    I taught psychology at the International University of Sarajevo and worked as a Visiting Researcher at the Center for Southeast European Studies, University of Graz. In 2021 I co-founded ABRIR, the Consortium of psychological researchers from low-to-middle-income countries.

    My research interests include memory, trauma, peacebuilding, and peace education, while I am also engaged in big team projects in psychological science.  My first book was published in 2019 by Routledge.

    I am passionate about open science, replication studies, and large collaborative projects. Through my work, I prioritise socially-engaged psychological science, equality and inclusion. 


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