Helga Špadina

Helga Špadina is an Assistant Professor of Law at the Faculty of Law Osijek, Croatia. She specialised in labour and social law, migration law, international refugee law and human rights law. She teaches labour and social law and was Lecturer at the two Jean Monnet Courses: on Labour and Social Rights of Migrant Workers in the EU and Course on Human Rights Monitoring Mechanisms of the Council of Europe. She participated in labour migration projects and provided inputs for studies on regulation of labour mobility in South-East Europe on behalf of EU Expert Committees and international organisations. Prior to academic career, she worked for ten years for United Nations in Lebanon, Kosovo, Serbia and Croatia, focusing on international refugee law, human rights protection, anti-human trafficking, migration management and protection capacity building. She is a Fellow of the European Law Institute and member of Executive Board of Croatian Comparative Law Association.
Daphne Winland

Daphne Winland is an Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology at York University in Toronto Canada. Her research and publications reflect specializations in transnationalism, migration and diaspora, the politics of memory and of representation in Southeastern Europe. Among her publications are “We Are Now a Nation”: Croats between “Home” and “Homeland” Toronto: University of Toronto Press (2007, 2nd Ed, 2013) book chapters and journal articles in American Ethnologist, Ethnopolitics and Diaspora. Her current SSHRC-funded research project investigates (a) the impact of broader neoliberal policy shifts in Croatian citizenship policies towards the ethnicization of citizenship criteria in relation to the targeting of “high value” diasporas in the nation building project. This is part of an ongoing project on the everyday politics of populism in Southeastern Europe. (b) Ambivalence and the ethno-national politics of memory in the context of Israel-Palestine.