Emir Suljagić is a journalist, activist and the Director of the Srebrenica Genocide Memorial since 2019.
Emir Suljagić is a journalist, activist and the Director of the Srebrenica Genocide Memorial since 2019. Suljagić holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of Hamburg. His most recent research focuses on the role the Bosnian Serb Assembly played in the process of socially constructing Bosniaks as “Turks” within the context of the genocidal policies pursued by agencies, institutions and organs under the assembly. Suljagić worked as an English interpreter for the United Nations in Srebrenica and began his career as a journalist working for the award-winning weekly Dani (Days). He worked as a correspondent for the Institute for War and Peace Reporting reporting from the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. Suljagić has published widely for The New York Times, the Boston Globe, AlJazeera, El Pais, Die Zeit, and Oslobođenje (Liberation) among others. Suljagić teaches International Relations at the International University of Sarajevo. His memoir Postcards from the Grave (2003) is the first account of a Srebrenica survivor to be published in English and was subsequently published in eight other languages.
“As the dark clouds of ethnic and religious tensions gather yet again across the world, the experiences of these Bosniaks not only about surviving a genocide but also living through the post-war era and dealing with all the disappointments surrounding the promises of transitional justice are more relevant and significant than ever before.”
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