Katarina Ristic

Katarina Ristic
  • Senior Researcher / Senior Lecturer
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  • Curriculum Vitae


    1994 – 2004

    Diplom/MA in Philosophy, Faculty of Philosophy, Belgrade University: "Mill's Harm Principle - boundaries of individual freedom"

    2004 – 2007

    Executive Director Assistant, Humanitarian Law Center, Belgrade

    2009 -13   

    Graduate Centre Humanities and Social Sciences,Leipzig University

    PhD “War Crime Trials and  Memory in former Yugoslavia”

    2013 -

    Postdoc fellowship at Graduate Centre Humanities and Social Sciences, Leipzig University

    Research Project: "Social Field of Transitional Justice in the former Yugoslavia"

    2013 -

    Lecturer, Global and European Studies Institute



    Imaginary TrialImaginary Trials - War Crime Trials and Memory of War in former Yugoslavia, PhD Dissertation, Leipziger Universitaetsverlag, forthcoming 2014.


                             “Media Discourses on War Crime Trials in Serbia”, Working Paper, No. 4, September 2012, Center for Southeast European Studies, University Graz.

    “Silencing justice:  War Crime Trials and the Society in the former Yugoslavia”, Sudosteuropa Mitteilung, Heft 3, 2012.

    Media and domestic war crime trials in Serbia, Humanitarian Law Center, Forthcoming 2013

    Nasledje Haskog Tribunala (Legacy of the ICTY), Fond za humanitarno pravo, Forthcoming 2014.

    Mediji i domaca sudjenja za ratne zlocine u Srbiji (Media and domestic war crime trials in Serbia), Humanitarian Law Center, Forthcoming 2014


    Politicki i institucionalni diskursi o domacim sudjenjima za ratne zlocine u Srbiji (Political and institutional discourses on domestic war crime trials in Serbia), Humanitarian Law Center, Forthcoming, 2014


                            Otfried Höfe (ed): Aristotelova politika, (Smiljana Simeunovic Frick and Katarina Ristic), Utopija, Beograd, 2009.


    Dialogs on Historical Justice and Memory, Nenad Dimitrijevic, Duty to Respond: Mass Crime, Denial, and Collective Responsibility, Budapest, CEU Press, 2011.  http://historicaldialogues.org/2013/09/25/book-review-duty-to-respond-mass-crime-denial-and-collective-responsibility/


    H-Soz-u-Kult , Brants, Chrisje; Hol, Antoine; Siegel, Dina (Hrsg.): Transitional Justice. Images and Memories. Farnham: Ashgate 2013. http://hsozkult.geschichte.hu-berlin.de/rezensionen/2013-4-081


    H-Soz-u-Kult , Klaus Bachmann, Thomas Sparrow-Botero and Peter Lambertz,  When Justice Meets Politics, Peter Lang GmbH , Frankfurt am Mein, 2013. http://hsozkult.geschichte.hu-berlin.de/rezensionen/2013-4-154


    Fields of Research

    Transitional Justice

    Memory Studies

    Gender Studies

    Civil Society


    Summer Term 2013. Seminar: “Transitional Justice and Memory of War”

    Winter Term 2013/14. Seminar: "Transitional Justice and Civil Society"

    Summer Term 2014. Seminar: "Global Memory and Justice"



    International Conference "Reconstruction, Reconciliation, and European Integration of the Western Balkans" February 25-26, 2011, University of Graz, Presentation "War Crime Trials as sites of memory".

    The Association for Studies of Nationalities, World Convention, New York, April 14 to 16, in 2011. Presentation: "War Crime Trials as Sites of Memory in Serbia?"

    International Conference "War Crimes and Transitional Justice in the former Yugoslavia: 15 years of experiences" Leipzig, March 22 to 24, .2012. Presentation: "silencing Justice: War Crime Trials and the Society in the former Yugoslavia".

    Max Plank Institute, Berlin, 4th Midterm Conference of the ESA RN Sociology of Emotions, October 11-13, 2012 Presentation: "Perpetrators' Emotions and Transitional Justice in former Yugoslavia"

    IX International Forum for Transitional Justice, REKOM, Reconciliation in the Post-Yugoslav Countries, Sarajevo, 17-18 May 2013; Presentation: "Legacy of the ICTY."

    CAS, Human Security and War Against Impunity Yesterday’s Discourses & Today’s Consequences, Leipzig, 24-25 May 2014, Presentation: “The ICTY and Genocide Debates in former Yugoslavia”