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Balkan Insight | Bosnia’s Roma Try to Break Out of Isolation

This story was first published in Balkan Insight on June 14, 2017. by Hoi Mun Yee SIT Spring 2017 Drake University Melina Halilovic is the first Roma woman to be elected to the municipal council in the central Bosnian town of Visoko. Working in a plain white building, her achievements are anything but plain. She broke through …

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Out and About in Sarajevo

by Matthew Zarenkiewicz SIT Spring 2016 Villanova University “The more time you spend in Sarajevo,” a local Sarajevan friend said to me one bright Sunday morning, “The quicker you’ll realize that it is a lie.” It was the second week of my research project on queer activism in Sarajevo since 2008, and he asked me …

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