Arianna Piacentini

  • Arianna Piacentini is a PhD candidate in Sociology and Methodology of Social Research at the University of Milan, Italy. Her research project deals with post-Yugoslav and ethnically divided societies, namely Bosnia Herzegovina and Macedonia, and concerns the process of national identity formation seen from an inter-generational perspective; thus, she’s looking at the interconnections between Yugoslav and post-Yugoslav systems, narratives and generations, with a focus on the family as unit of analysis. Since 2013, Arianna Piacentini is studying and researching post-Yugoslav and post-conflict divided societies: she lived in Sarajevo, were she studied the generation born during the war and the influence of nationalism in the ethnic boundaries-making process; she was also interested in the Bošnjak identity and Islamic religion in the Balkans, therefore she got a Diploma in Islamic Studies at the University of Sarajevo. Since beginning of 2016 she’s Visiting PhD student at the Ss. Cyril and Methodius University of Skopje, where she’s finishing her PhD research.