Olivera holds LLB from Nis University’s Law School (Serbia), LLM from Essex University (UK), MA from UN University for Peace (Costa Rica) and a PhD from Melbourne Law School. Since 2012, Olivera has been appointed Visiting Professor at the UN University for Peace (Costa Rica) Online Programme.
Prior to undertaking her PhD, Olivera worked with a number of international organizations such as UNICEF and OSCE as a legal consultant with a particular expertise in trafficking in human beings. At present, Olivera is Series Editor of the Transitional Justice Book Series for Springer SBM, which was launched in 2011.
Olivera’s research engages with international law, gender, crime and transitional justice from an interdisciplinary perspective. Olivera’s work has been published in both Serbian/Croatian/Bosnian and English.
Olivera welcomes applications from prospective PhD students working in any of the above areas.
Fields of expertise
- International criminal justice and transitional justice
- International peacekeeping
- International human rights law
- Gender and post conflict state building