The Anthropology Department congratulates anthropology major Karolina Krelinova ’14, who has been awarded the 2014 Runner-Up Prize by the John Sloan Dickey Center’s Chase Peace Prize committee. Each year, the Dickey Center awards the Peace Prize and Runner-Up Prize to senior theses or culminating projects that address “the subject of war, conflict resolution, the prospects and problems of maintaining peace, or other related topics”
As an Anthropology major, Karolina conducted independent ethnographic research among young activists in Belgrade, Serbia. Her research, advised by Professors Sergei Kan and Lourdes Gutierrez-Najera, culminated in an honors thesis titled “Challenging The Mythical Nation: Liberal Youth Activism in Belgrade, Serbia.”
Since graduation, Karolina has been busy putting her Anthropology degree and research background to work. As an Olga Gruss Lewin Post-Graduate Fellow, she currently works for a Czech NGO in Prague on multiple projects related to inequality in educational access throughout the country. After writing her thesis, this type of work has come naturally to Karolina. Of the research she now conducts, she tells us: “it’s qualitative research, which makes me feel right at home!”
Best of luck to Karolina in all of her future endeavors in Anthropology!
To learn more about the Chase Peace Prize, please click here.