Jelena Golubovic 
2019 SPICER AWARD WINNER

Golubovic.jpgJelena Golubovic is a PhD candidate in Anthropology at Simon Fraser University. Her dissertation explores the social consequences of violence and its aftermath through an ethnographic study of Serb women in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. She is a host of New Books in Eastern European Studies, and is also the editorial assistant for Anthropologica, the journal of the Canadian Anthropology Society. Her research was supported by a Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Doctoral Scholarship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Her work is currently forthcoming in Anthropological Quarterly and Studies in Social Justice. 

Elena Lesley 
2019 SPICER AWARD WINNER

Lesley.jpgElena Lesley is a PhD candidate in anthropology at Emory University completing her dissertation research in Cambodia about mental health treatments being used with survivors of the Khmer Rouge regime (1975-1979). Her recent research built off of three previous years spent in the country as a journalist and researcher, focusing largely on the Khmer Rouge tribunal and historical narrative construction. Lesley’s interests include psychological and medical anthropology, ritual, collective memory, gender-based violence and post-conflict development. She holds an M.S. from Rutgers University in Global Affairs and a B.A. from Brown University in Political Science. In addition to her long-term work in Cambodia, Lesley has also conducted research in Rwanda, Tunisia, Malaysia and Estonia. Before beginning her PhD studies, she worked as a Senior Research Specialist at Innovations for Successful Societies, a research center run through Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.