Lana graduated with an MPhil in Development Studies from Oxford in 2013. Prior to this she graduated with a BA in International Relations (2006), with distinction, from the University of Pretoria in South Africa and holds a joint European Masters in Local Development from the University of Trento, Italy (2011).
She received the Academic Honorary Colours Award of Academic Excellence from the Golden Key Academic Honorary Society, and an award for Best Master thesis in 2011. Lana worked as a tutor for the Department of Political Science and the School for Public Management and Administration at the University of Pretoria. She also worked in Sarajevo in local development and gained research experience at the Institute for Minority Rights at the European Academy in Italy.
She is interested in post-conflict development and reconstruction and aims to be a driving force in post-conflict policy in the Balkans and sub-Saharan African through a career in both academia and international organisations.
Lana has worked as a Development Consultant for Oxfam Novib, the Dutch branch of the charity, as well as Save the Children. In the summer of 2015, she participated in the Working Group for the development of Youth Policy of Republika Srpska in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
- Click here for Lana’s 2015 article in Forced Migration Review Issue 50, ‘Political and social consequences of continuing displacement in Bosnia and Herzegovina’