Stephanie Schwandner-Sievers (University of Bournemouth)

Stephanie Schwandner-Sievers (PhD London 2012, MA Berlin 1994), Bournemouth University (BU), is a social anthropologist with a long track-record of ethnographic research in post-socialist Albania, post-war Kosovo and in the Albanian diaspora. Her research has focused on local and national identity politics and dealing with local pasts; the cultural production of militancy at post-war memorial sites; on nationalism and populism; on local sources of resistance to international efforts of peace- and state-building; on local knowledge for appeasement and social healing; and on the anthropology of Human Rights. At BU, she teaches the ‘Anthropology of International Policy and Interventions; ‘Controversial Cultures’; ‘Growing Up and Growing Old’ and ‘Troubling Gender’. Previously, she taught at Bologna University (2003 – 2013); served as the first Nash Fellow in Albanian Studies at University College London (1997 – 2003) and directed an academic consultancy company, Anthropology Applied Limited (2005 – 2013), which produced background reports for the International Crimes Tribunal, the World Bank, criminal and immigration courts in the UK, Germany and elsewhere. At BU, she founded the Conflict Transformation Studies Group and co-leads the ‘Seldom-Heard Voices’ research initiative, both including a focus on innovate methods of engaging young people in co-creative projects.

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


Resource Archive

Search or browse the resource archive for films, reports, toolkits and other resources produced by the Changing the Story and its commissioned projects. Items written by Dr Stephanie Schwandner-Sievers are listed below:

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Longing for lost normalcyLonging for Lost Normalcy: Social Memory, Transitional Justice, and the ‘House Museum’ to Missing Persons in Kosovo by Schwandner-Sievers, S. and Klinkner, M. In spring 1999, amidst a wider ethnic …Dr Stephanie Schwandner-Sievers, M. Klinkner, , , kosovo locationarticle language-english sdg-11-sustainable-cities sdg-16-institutions
Fragments on Heroes, Artists and Interventions: Challenging Gender Ideology and Provoking Active Citizenship through the Arts in KosovoThis is an Accepted Manuscript version of chapter 6 of the book ‘Participatory Arts in International Development’ published by Routledge/CRC Press on 29 August 2019. The final version of each …Dr Linda Gusia, Dr Lura Pollozhani, Dr Nita Luci, Dr Stephanie Schwandner-Sievers, , kosovo locationarticle language-english gender
ACT – Arts, critical thinking & active citizenship (Kosovo)The ACT project combines research and applied components, producing alternative practices to be proposed to formal and informal educational institutions, as well as academic research and publishing in Kosovo. The …Dr Nita Luci, Dr Stephanie Schwandner-Sievers, , , kosovo phase1 locationfilm subject-participatory-arts subject-reflections
Epistemic justice and everyday nationalismEpistemic justice and everyday nationalism: An auto‐ethnography of transnational student encounters in a post‐war memory and reconciliation project in Kosovo is a journal article by Nita Luci and Stephanie Schwandner-Sievers. …Dr Nita Luci, Dr Stephanie Schwandner-Sievers, , kosovo locationarticle language-english sdg-16-institutions
Local and international determinants of Kosovo’s statehood – Volume IIEdited by Ioannis Armakolas, Agon Demjaha, Arolda Elbasani and Stephanie Schwandner-Sievers, the volume is the follow up of the successful earlier collection focusing on some of the most pressing and …Agon Demjaha, Arolda Elbasani, Dr Stephanie Schwandner-Sievers, Ioannis Armakolas, kosovo locationarticle language-english
Identitetet Shqiptare: Mite dhe historiStephanie Schwandner-Sievers dhe Bernd J. Fischer Historia e Shqipërisë përshkohet nga mite dhe tregime mitologjike që shpesh iu shërbejnë qëllimeve politike, që nga përshkrimi i “themeluesit legjendar të kombit”, Skënderbeut …Bernd J. Fischer, Dr Stephanie Schwandner-Sievers, albania locationarticle language-albanian
Fragments on Heroes, Artists and Interventions (2020)Fragments on Heroes, Artists and Interventions: Challenging Gender Ideology and Provoking Active Citizenship through the Arts in Kosovo is a chapter in the edited book Cooke, P. and Soria-Dolan, I., …Dr Linda Gusia, Dr Lura Pollozhani, Dr Nita Luci, Dr Stephanie Schwandner-Sievers, , , , , , , kosovo locationarticle language-english sdg-10-inequalities sdg-16-institutions sdg-17-partnerships sdg-5-gender gender subject-participatory-arts

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