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The Belonging Talks: Sandra Grudić, ‘The Messiness of Belonging’

August 9, 2023 @
12:00 p.m.
- 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time
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Join us for another installment of the Integration and Belonging Hub Webinar Series.

Sandra Grudić ponders the messiness of belonging, drawing upon her refugee — and non-refugee — experiences.

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Sandra Grudić was born in Bosnia and Hercegovina, where she lived until she was thirteen years old. Due to the ethnic war and genocide in her home country, Sandra and her family had to flee their hometown in 1993 and became refugees — first in Germany, then in the United States. Barely a teen when she became a refugee, Sandra learned German and English quickly and soon entered higher education. She attained her bachelor’s in secondary social science education from the University of South Florida, and her master’s in comparative political science from the American Public University. Currently, Sandra is a doctoral candidate at the Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Clark University. Her dissertation is a microstudy of neighborliness and neighborhood violence in Bosanski Novi, a small border town in northwestern Bosnia, during the Bosnian conflict, 1992–1995.