Alma Begicevic

Alma Begicevic

Alma Begicevic

Part-Time Instructor of Sociology


Office: Coffey 416


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Research Interests

Alma Begicevic is a part-time instructor in Loyola University Chicago's Department of Sociology. She studied international law and sociology at the University of Melbourne (Australia), law, political science and sociology at the University of Chicago (U.S.A) and sociology at Loyola University Chicago (U.S.A.).
Begicevic served as the U.S. appointed senior human rights advisor to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, providing advice on victims’ rights, and as a member of an advisory council to the City of Chicago’s Commission on Human Relations on Immigrants and Refugee affairs, providing policy advice on immigrants and refugee integration in Chicago. Her research interests lie in the area of law and society. She is particularly interested in the field of transitional justice and human rights, exploring the issue of reparation to victims of mass harms in post-conflict and post-colonial societies and money as a representation of justice.


PhD (ABD) in Social and Political Sciences, University of Melbourne, Australia. Expected 2018

Thesis: Nexus between Money, Justice, and Recognition: The Case of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Thesis Advisors: Jennifer Balint (Law and Society) and Gerry Simpson (International Law)


M.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies: Committee on International Relations-Social Sciences Division, Human Rights concentration. University of Chicago. Fall, 1999

        Thesis: Institutional Aspects of Criminal Responsibility in Bosnia and Herzegovina: Unsilencing the silence. 

        Thesis Advisors: Michael Gayer (history) and Jack Goldsmith (law)


B.A. in Sociology, Loyola University with honors. Spring, 1998

Thesis: Integral Nationalism and Genocide

Thesis Advisor: Lauren Langman

Honors and Awards

Law and Society Association (competitive) Graduate Student Workshop Grant, 2016

University of Melbourne John Berry Traveling Scholarship, 2016

University of Chicago, Women in Public Leadership, Executive Program, 2015

University of Melbourne Abroad Travelling Scholarship for doctoral studies, 2013

University of Melbourne Graduate Research in Arts Travel Grant, 2013

University of Melbourne, Melbourne International Research Grant, 2012-2016

University of Melbourne, Melbourne International Fee Remissions, 2012-2016

The University of Chicago, Human Rights Grant, 2000


Journal Articles

Alma Begicevic, “Money as Justice: The Case of Bosnia and Herzegovina,” International Institute for Sociology and Law (Oñati, Spain), August 29, 2016.


Manuscripts in Preparation

Alma Begicevic, “Shifting frames of the ‘Transitional Justice blueprint’ in Neoliberal times: A Bottom-up view on Reparation" in preparation for submission to International Journal of Transitional Justice.

Alma Begicevic and Jennifer Balint, “Constricted Rights and Imagined Identities” in preparation for submission to Social and Legal Studies an International Journal.


Additional Publications

Alma Begicevic, International Sociology, Volume 33, Issue 5, Page 590-592, September 2018. Pp: 590 - 592 Book Review: Jörg Wiegratz, Neoliberal Moral Economy: Capitalism, Socio-Cultural Change and Fraud in Uganda.

Twenty-First Century Inequality & Capitalism: Piketty, Marx and Beyond / edited by Lauren Langman and David Alden Smith with Alma Begicevic. (Studies in Critical Social Sciences) Boston: Brill, 2018. 

Alma Begicevic, “Nazirući Budućnost; Od Onda do Sada”. U Odbranu Naše Budućnosti, Mobile Culture Project, Durieux: Zagreb & OSCE: Vienna, September 1999.

Alma Begicevic and Jennifer Balint. “This Time We Knew,” Journal of Contemporary Sociology, Vol. 27, No. 5, Sep., 1998.


2016. “Transitional Justice and Victims’ right to Remedies; the case of Bosnia and Herzegovina." Law and Society Annual Conference in New Orleans, 3, June.

2015. “Crime, Punishment and victims’ rights in Bosnia and Herzegovina; The failed case of transitional justice.” Law and Society Annual Conference in Seattle, May 29.

2014. “Nexus between Money, Justice and Recognition; the case of Bosnia and Herzegovina." Law and Society Annual Conference in Minneapolis, May 30.

2014.  "Nexus between Money, Justice and Recognition; the case of Bosnia and Herzegovina." International Institute for Sociology of Law Annual Conference in Oňati, Spain, May 21.

2013. “Sociology and Law: International Criminal Tribunal for Former Yugoslavia”, Midwest Sociological Association, Chicago. September 6.

2013. Rethinking Transitional Justice and Social Repair: the Case of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Center for Culture and Cultural Studies Conference: “Cultural Memory.” Skopje, FRY Macedonia, September 3.

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