Sandra King-Savic

Sandra King-Savic

Sandra King-Savic

Dr.
Executive Director GCE
SHSS-HSG
Büro 52-7138
Müller-Friedberg-Strasse 8
9000 St. Gallen
Main Focuses
  • Social Anthropology
  • Migration
  • Social Transformation
  • Western Balkans
Education

2019 Dr. rer. soc., Organization Studies, University of St. Gallen (HSG)

2013 MA of Arts, Russian and East European Studies, University of Kansas (KU)        

2017 BA of Arts and Sciences, University of Wyoming (UWYO)

Professional Career

International Postdoctoral Fellow, University of St. Gallen, CH (March 2019-present)         

Lecturer at the Department of History, University of St. Gallen, CH (January 2018-present)        

Executive Director at the Center for Governance and Culture in Europe, University of St. Gallen, CH (2016-present)

Human Rights Educator, Amnesty International Switzerland (2017-2019)

Research Associate at the Department of Russian Culture and Society, University of St. Gallen, CH (2015-2018)

Research Assistant at the Department of Russian Culture and Society, University of St. Gallen, CH (2014-2018)

Research Assistant, Foreign Language and Area Studies & the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies, University of Kansas, USA (2012-2013)

Research Assistant, Foreign Military Studies Office & the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies, University of Kansas, USA (2011-2012)

Internship, Wyoming Women’s Foundation, Laramie Wyoming, USA, (2010)

Assistant at the International Studies Department, University of Wyoming, USA, (2009-2010)

Internship, AMIDEAST Nabeul Language Village, Tunisia (June – August 2008)  

Projects

Šverc: Trade under the Aegis of Transnational Relations between Istanbul and Novi Pazar – or, 'Making Sense of the Yugoslav Succession Wars' 

How does the collapse of the Ottoman Empire – and subsequent migration of the Muslim Slav population to Turkey – relate to the War of Yugoslav Succession during the 1990’s? This question is essential to the project’s central inquiry about how the War of Yugoslav Succession influenced transnational relations between the émigré Bosniak community of Turkey, and those Bosniaks who remained in Southeastern Europe. Bereft of acceptance among their co-ethnics of different religion at the turn of the century, and again in 1991, some Bosniaks turned to Turkey for refuge, and material aid – though not necessarily in that order. As such, the proposed project focuses on Novi Pazar’s ‘black market’ economy during the war years as a factor that rekindled, and/or strengthened existing relations between the diaspora community and the local Bosniak population in Sandžak. The goal of the project is to demonstrate the interactive nature between the state, and local, as well as émigré communities.