Book launch: Born in Yugoslavia – Raised in Norway

The book analyses in-depth interviews with former child refugees from Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, residing in Norway. The individuals’ representations of belonging were examined in light of the violent conflict that lead to their migration, their personal immigration experiences and their time growing up and residing in Norway. Welcome to the launch of Dragana Kovačević Bielicki's book “Born in Yugoslavia – Raised in Norway. Former child refugees and belonging”

The book launch includes a panel on the topic “Young immigrants, Norwegianness and belonging. Who can be Norwegian today?”. The panel will be moderated by the book’sBook cover (houses reflecting in water) author, with panelists Lixian Cheng, Lana Marušić and Timothy Szlachetko. The panelists all have relevant professional and personal connections to the discussed topic. 


  • Presentation of the book by the author Dragana Kovačević Bielicki
  • Panel discussion
  • Questions from the audience

Dragana Kovačević Bielicki is a social researcher, who holds a PhD in Migration, Nationalism and Cultural Studies from ILOS, University of Oslo (2016). She previously received degrees in Philosophy from the University of Belgrade (2006) and Nationalism Studies from Central European University in Budapest (2008). The author currently resides in Oslo.

Lixian Cheng has broad experience working with integration and diversity issues in the public and non-profit sectors. A contributor to the public debate regarding immigrants and integration, her op-eds have been published in Morgenbladet and Dagsavisen, amongst others.

Lana Marušić currently works as a social educator at the Norwegian Directorate for Children, Youth and Family Affairs, as well as in Elevator. Lana grew up in Bosnia and Norway and has MA in Balkan area studies from the University of Oslo

Timothy Szlachetko is the leader of Skeiv Verden and Head of Analysis and Evaluation at the Department of ICT Policy and Public Sector Reform, Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation. Timothy has prior experience as Program Coordinator at the Directorate of Integration and Diversity. 

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Published Apr. 6, 2018 9:43 AM - Last modified Oct. 11, 2019 12:39 PM