Julianne Funk is a peace researcher-practitioner. She is Research Coordinator for Everyday Peace Indicators and Research Fellow for the South-East Europe Programme of ELIAMEP. Her expertise is peacebuilding in the Yugoslav successor states with specializations in religious actors/communities and trauma-sensitive practices. Her PhD (social sciences) and MA (peace and conflict studies) are from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium while she has a BA is in theology from Wheaton College (USA). She has taught at the University of Zurich and Lenoir-Rhyne University (USA) and currently serves as Treasurer for the European Society of Intercultural Theology and Interreligious Studies (ESITIS). Her latest book, Healing and Peacebuilding after War (Routledge 2020) brings together the often disregarded interplay of trauma and healing in peace work, applied to the post-war context of Bosnia & Herzegovina.


Lived Religious Perspectives from Kosovo’s Orthodox Monasteries: A Needs Approach for Inclusive Dialogue. In Local and international determinants of Kosovo’s statehood – Vol 2., ed. I. Armakolas, A. Demjaha, A. Elbasani & S. Schwandner-Sievers. Pristina: KFOS, 2021.

Healing and Peacebuilding after War: Transforming Trauma in Bosnia & Herzegovina (co-edited with Nancy Good and Marie E. Berry). Oxford: Routledge, 2020.

Religions as Loci of Conflict Prevention: Local Capacities of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Religious Communities. In Role of Religion in Western Balkans’ Societies. Tirana: IDM, 2019.

Bosnian Diaspora Experiences of Suživot or Traditional Coexistence: Bosanki Lonac, American Melting Pot or Swiss Fondue? In Both Muslim and European. Diasporic and Migrant Identities of Bosnian Muslims, ed. Dž. Šuško, 150-164 Leiden: Brill, 2019.

Bringing Faith into the Practice of Peace. Muslim Paths to Reconciliation in Bosnia and Herzegovina (co-authored with Z. Spahić Šiljak). In Reconciliation in Global Context: Why It Is Needed and How It Works, ed. B. Krondorfer, 105-127. New York: SUNY University Press, 2018.

Feeding the Hungry Spirits. A Socially Engaged Buddhist Response to the Distortion of Trauma (co-authored with J.J. Lembke). In Trauma and Lived Religion. Transcending the Ordinary, ed. R.R. Ganzevoort & S. Sremac. London: Palgrave MacMillan, 2018.

Neizliječena trauma: rad na ozdravljenju i izgradnji mira u BiH. (co-edited with N. Good) Sarajevo: TPO Foundation, 2017.

Mennonite Peacebuilding: Conflict Transformation as a Spiritual Practice. In Nonkilling Spiritual Traditions, ed. P. Dhakal & J.E. Pim, 195-219. Honolulu: The Center for Global Nonkilling, 2015.

Public Expressions of Bosnian Muslim Religiosity and Lived Faith: The Cases of Friday Prayer and Hijab. In Revival of Islam in the Balkans: From Identity to Religiosity, ed. A. Elbasani & O. Roy, 204-221. London: Palgrave, 2015.

Women and the Spirit of Suživot in Postwar Bosnia-Herzegovina. In Spirituality of Balkan Women, ed. N. Furlan Štante & M. Harcet, 171-184. Koper, Slovenia: Univerzitetna Založba Annales, 2013.

Towards an Identity Theory of Peacebuilding. Working Paper No. 15, Leuven: Centre for Research on Peace and Development (2013).

Peace Camp 2012 in Bosnia-Herzegovina: A BVS reflection. Newsline (28 November 2012).

Učeći od stručnjaka [Learning from the experts]. Mirovne Novosti 11 (December 2011): 16-17.

Religions at the Interface of Identity Politics and Political Identities in Bosnia-Herzegovina. Transitions 51.1-2 (2011): 131-151.

Reflections on Islamic Reconciliation as a ‘Return to Normalcy’ from a Social Scientific Perspective. In R. Bieringer & D. Bolton, eds. Reconciliation in Interfaith Perspective: Jewish, Christian and Muslim Voices, 133-161. Leuven: Peeters, 2011.

Between the ‘Already’ and the ‘Not Yet’: A Peace Perspective and a Catholic Theological Viewpoint on Religion and Politics (co-authored with E. Van Stichel). Political Theology 11.5 (2010): 737-762.

Building Sustainable Peace: Enacting Peace and Development. (co-edited with L. Reychler and K.H.R. Villanueva) Bilbao: University of Deusto, 2009.

Identity and Conflict Transformation in Post-war Bosnia-Herzegovina. In Peace Conflict and Identity: Multidisciplinary Approaches to Research ed. R.C. Hudson, W. Benedek, F. Ferrándiz and K.H.R. Villanueva. Bilbao: University of Deusto, 2009