Nita Luci (University of Prishtina)

Nita Luci (PhD Anthropology – University of Michigan, Ann Arbor) is a lecturer at the departments of Anthropology, Sociology, and Contemporary Art at the University of Prishtina. She also teaches at RIT Kosovo. Her research has focused on topics of gender and manhood, state, post-socialism, nationalism, contemporary art, military intervention, memory and violence. In 2013 she co-founded the University Program for Gender Studies and Research, UP. She was visiting research scholar and fellow at the Gender Research Institute, Dartmouth College, and fellow for six years of the Academic Fellowship Program OSI. She has coordinated and ran a number of research, teaching, and publishing projects at the University of Prishtina (Memory Mapping Kosovo project; Reader in Culture, Power and Difference; Annual Gender and Sexuality Summer School; Heart TEMPUS project; Feminist Conversations, etc.). In addition to her university engagements she also serves on the boards of a number of civil-society organizations in Kosovo focusing on gender, LGBT, research and activism. She has also worked with initiatives in the area of contemporary art, such as editing the publication “Women n/or Witches: Representation, Feminism and Art.” She was formerly an advisor for the UNDP project Women’s Safety and Security Initiative focusing on public policy and law on domestic violence and gender based violence.

Nita is a Co-Investigator on the Phase 1 Kosovo project ‘ACT: Arts, critical thinking and active citizenship.’

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