Professor Hariz Halilovich

Professor Hariz Halilovich is an ARC Future Fellow and a 2015 Vice-Chancellor's Senior Research Fellow.

Professor Hariz Halilovich, an award-winning anthropologist and author, is Australian Research Council Future Fellow and Principal Research Fellow at Social and Global Studies Centre.

His research has focused on politically motivated violence, forced migration, memory studies, place-based identity politics and human rights (incl. right to education). As an anthropologist specialising in multi-sited, visual and digital ethnography, he has identified novel ways to research how adults and young people use narratives, art and digital technologies to build life stories about war, displacement, genocide, migration and personal identity. This research informs his approaches to learning and teaching, which see students engage in experiential learning and field-based studies in order to better understand self and community.

Much of his work has an applied focus, and he has conducted research on migration and human rights-related issues for a range of non-governmental and governmental bodies, including the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship (Australia), Minister for Human Rights and Refugees (Bosnia-Herzegovina), International Organisation for Migration, UNDP, Australian Administrative Appeals Tribunal, and European Commission. He is the author of the books Places of Pain (2013) and Writing After Srebrenica (2017) and co-author of Monsters of Modernity (2019, with J.C. Lee et al). In addition to academic writing, he has also produced multimedia exhibitions, works of fiction and radio and TV programs.

Dr Hariz Halilovich

Projects

How the missing matter

How the missing matter

This ARC Future Fellowship project aims to explore how the unresolved issue of the missing people from the 1992-95 Bosnian conflict has affected the social identities, memories and settlement patterns of the survivors in three diaspora contexts in Australia, Sweden and The United States.
Missing people, missing stories in the aftermath of genocide

Missing people, missing stories in the aftermath of genocide

The ARC Discovery Project draws on the stories of missing people after the genocide in Bosnia and Herzegovina that resulted in deaths of more than 100,000 people and displacement of 2.5 million.
Youth Multiculturalism from below: learning, sharing and living sports and arts on the fringes of Melbourne

Youth Multiculturalism from below: learning, sharing and living sports and arts on the fringes of Melbourne

Funded by the Gandel Philanthropy Community Grant, this research aims to understand the important social impact of both sport and art in building community social cohesion.
In the Game

In the Game

Overcoming barriers and parental attitudes towards physical activity outcomes of Muslim girls on the fringes of Melbourne. Funded by the Victorian Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions Change Our Game Grant.

Professor Hariz Halilovich

Find out more about Professor Hariz Halilovich's publications, grants and supervisor interests.

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RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.

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Acknowledgement of Country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.