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Please join us on October 7th at 12:20pm for Prosafiaf. Safia Swimelar’s talk: “LGBT Rights in Southeast Europe: Competing Narratives of Europeanization and Nationalism” in GEC 2008-2010.

Safia Swimelar is an associate professor of political science and policy studies at Elon University in North Carolina and the coordinator of the International and Global Studies program. She teaches courses in international relations, international human rights, European politics, international law, and peace and conflict studies. She was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Sarajevo in Bosnia-Herzegovina where she investigated post-war human rights and nationalism.  She also researches and publishes on the role of images in the teaching and understanding of human rights.  In addition to edited volumes, her work has appeared in International Journal of Human Rights, Ethnopolitics, and International Studies Quarterly.  Her current research analyzing and comparing LGBT rights, politics, and activism in the Balkans appears in The EU Enlargement and Gay Politics (Routledge, 2016) and is forthcoming in Human Rights Quarterly.

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