Sanda Üllen holds a PhD degree from the Department of Cultural and Social Anthropology of the University of Vienna. In the past she worked on diverse projects, including research on e.g. representations and perceptions of migration(s) in Austrian school textbooks; family migration and integration; Multiculturalism, Gender Equality, Cultural Diversity and Sexual Autonomy; Impacts of refugee flows to territorial development in Europe. In her PhD, titled “Remembering home/house? Transnational families and the ambivalences of remembrance in post-war Bosnia and Herzegovina”, through analysing transnational family networks between Bosnia and Scandinavia and their family home(s) and houses, she questions the dynamic interplay between what people remember and/or silence, how this influences and shapes their belongings and practices of emplacement and how different contexts and places (especially the family house) influence exactly how and what is being remembered. Through interconnections between theories of migration and theories of memory her work contributes to the emerging area of transnational memory studies.
Area: Southeastern Europe, Balkans, Bosnia and Hercegovina
Topics: memory, politics of belonging and identity, migration and transnational dynamics