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Researching Balkans is the work of students from the SIT Balkans Peace and Conflict Studies program. Our students cover the scenes, people and issues of this challenging region throughout their semester in Belgrade. Researching Balkans collects the best of their work with the aim of becoming a repository of insightful and thoughtful research on the Balkans.
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Published Stories

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Balkan Insight | To Stay or to Go? – the Personal Dilemma Haunting Young Bosnians

This article was published in Balkan Insight on July 22, 2019. by Kinsley CuenSIT Spring 2019Elon University Behind the grim statistics about the high emigration rate …

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Burgeoning Drag Scene Pushes Boundaries in Macho Serbia

Balkan Insight | Burgeoning Drag Scene Pushes Boundaries in Macho Serbia

This article was published in Balkan Insight on May 14, 2019. by Monica Starr SIT Fall 2018 Denison University Socially conservative Serbia might not seem a …

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Balkan Insight | Serbian Family Keeps Pianos in Perfect Tune

This article was published in Balkan Insight on May 3, 2019. by Derek Dzinich SIT Spring 2019 Elon University The Vrbanec family have been running the Pianoland …

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