Vlasta Jalušič is one of the founders of the Peace Institute in Ljubljana, Slovenia. She earned her PhD in political science (1996) from the University of Vienna. She is the author of several books, articles, and chapters in books on the women’s movement and feminism, gender and political theory, violence, war and collective crime and Hannah Arendt's work.. Her books include, among others, The Evil of Thoughtlessness. Arendtian Exercises in Understanding the Posttotalitarian Age and Collective Crime (2009), How we attended Feminist Gymnasium (2002) and Women-Politics-Opportunities (2001).She has taught courses in political science and gender studies at the Ljubljana University, the Central European University in Budapest, the University of Sarajevo, and was a guest researcher at Free University of Berlin and at the Institute of Human Sciences in Vienna. Currently she is a professor of politicial theory at the University of Primorska (Study Programme in Politics, Ethics and Society). A longtime activist against discrimination and gender (in)equality, she has been involved in feminist networks and human rights activities for years. Apart from her research work she also carried out several development projects – she founded a women’s centre in a poor neighborhood in Kigali (Nyamirambo women’s centre) and edited two documentary films (about the development work in Rwanda and about cultural encounters in interventions against violence). In recent years she also has been active in the field of visual arts – painting.
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