Dr Olivera Simic
Dr Olivera Simic is Senior Lecturer with the Griffith Law School, Griffith University. She is also a prolific author and award winning researcher having won the Vice Chancellor’s Excellence Early Career Researcher award for her work in transitional justice and international peacekeeping. Dr Simic’s research is based on personal experience. She was 19 when war broke out in her country, Bosnia and Herzegovinia in 1992. She moved to Serbia to continue her education. For three years she lived in a refugee camp and studied law. Her graduation coincided with the NATO bombing of Serbia in 1999 which she experienced first-hand. Dr Simic’s latest book is titled Silenced Victims of Wartime Sexual Violence. She is also the author of Regulation of Sexual Conduct in UN Peacekeeping Operations, 2012 and is series editor of the Springer Book Series in Transitional Justice. She is also co- editor of Transitional Justice and Civil Society in the Balkans, Peace Psychology in the Balkans and the Arts of Transitional Justice: Culture, Activism and Memory after Atrocity. Dr Simic was the recipient of the 2013 Peace Women Award from the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom.