Maja Maksimović received her Ph.D. at the Department of Balkan, Slavic and Oriental Studies at the University of Macedonia in Thessaloniki where she had a fellowship from the Hellenic State Scholarships Foundation (IKY). Her thesis addresses the questions of the forcible displacement of population, collective identities, inter-ethnic relations and nationalism in post-war Bosnia and Herzegovina. Maja received her first degree in Law from the University of Belgrade and an MA degree in Southeast European Studies at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. She was a  Research Associate at the South-East Europe Programme of ELIAMEP. Maja’s recent publications include the themes of collective memories, identities and reconciliation in the countries of South-East Europe. Maja speaks Serbian/Croatian/Bosnian, English, and some basic Greek.