Branka Marijan is a researcher specializing in peacebuilding and fragile states.
She is a doctoral candidate at the Balsillie School of International Affairs. Her dissertation, entitled “Neither War, Nor Peace: Everyday Politics, Peacebuilding and the Liminal Condition of Bosnia-Herzegovina and Northern Ireland” is concerned with the uncertain peace that persists in post-conflict societies long after peace agreements have been signed.
Herr broader research interests include state-building, police reform, and civil-military relations. Branka has received research support from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. In 2010-2011, she received the John Peters Humphrey Fellowship in International Human Rights or International Law.
From 2012-2014, Branka was a project member of the CIGI-funded project on the European Union and State Building in Fragile States (the Western Balkans). Branka holds an MA in Globalization Studies, and an honours BA in Peace and Conflict Studies and German from McMaster University. Branka has also completed the Geneva International Students Program at the University of Geneva, Switzerland.