Olivera Simić is an Associate Professor with the Griffith Law School, Australia. Originally from the former Yugoslavia, Dr Simić lived through Yugoslav wars (1991-1999). She was nineteen years old, studying her first year of a law degree in Bosnia and Herzegovina when the Bosnian War broke out in 1992. Initially as a refugee and later as a migrant, Dr. Simic lived and studied in Eastern and Western Europe, the USA and South America before coming to Australia in 2006. She has published four monographs and numerous co-edited collections, book chapters, journal articles and personal narratives. They draw on hundreds of interviews with victims, perpetrators and bystanders of the wars. The stories of people who struggle with post-war trauma and seek some form of justice for crimes they survived, particularly women, are at the heart of Dr Simic’s work. Dr Simić teaches international law and transitional justice at Griffith Law School, Griffith University and lives in Brisbane. Dr Simic was a nominee for the Penny Pether Prize for Scholarship in Law, Literature and the Humanities, and won the Peace Women Award from Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF, Australian branch).

Contact: o.simic@griffith.edu.au

Twitter: @simic_olivera