People

Jana Kujundzic

Graduate Teaching Assistant
Department of Sociology
Postgraduate Research Student
Department of Sociology
 Jana Kujundzic

Profile

Ask me about
  • Gender based violence
  • Marital rape
  • Marxist feminism
  • Gender and nationalism
  • Ex-Yugoslavian context

Biography

Jana Kujundzic holds a B.A in Philosophy and Sociology obtained at the University of Zagreb-Center for Croatian studie and an MA in Sociology at the University of Zagreb- Center for Croatian studies. She obtained another MA degree in Gender studies at the Central European University in Budapest, Hungary in 2014. After finishing one year vocational training at the City of Zagreb-Office for Social Welfare and Persons with Disabilities in 2015, she passed the Croatian state exam. She is a longterm volunteer for the Association of Youth and Family Judges and Specialists, and a writer/translator for Libela - Portal for Gender and Democracy since 2012. She was a member of the Zagreb Pride Organizing Committee from 2015 to 2016 and has participated in the IPA project Respect Human Rights Build Inclusive Society"- lecturing on the topic of human rights during a three day seminar for the police officers and lecturing on the history of the LGBTIQ movement in Croatia in the University of Zagreb and Rijeka. Before starting her PhD she was the EU national project coordinator for the NGO Brave Phone.

Qualifications

  • MA in Gender studies Central European University (2014)

  • MA in Sociology University of Zagreb- Center for Croatian studies (2013)

  • BA in Philosophy and Sociology University of Zagreb-Center for Croatian studies (2011)

Research and professional activities

Thesis

Marital rape (working title)

 Marital rape in Croatia- political and legal context

Supervisor: Isabel Crowhurst and Linsey McGoey

Research interests

Gender based violence

Sexual violence

Secondary victimization

Cultural trauma

Social inequality

Structural opression

Intersectional feminism

Social reproduction

Postcolonial theories

Contact

j.kujundzic@essex.ac.uk

Location:

Colchester Campus