- Political sociology
- Globalization and development
- Post-conflict societies
Dhurata Osmani is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Sociology at UC Berkeley. She also holds an M.A. degree in sociology from the University of Chicago (2017) and a B.A. degree in history and philosophy from Fordham University (2014). Dhurata’s research interests lie between political sociology, culture, and psychosociology. Her dissertation research will investigate how social movement actors reconciled inter-ethnic private violence in Kosovo during the 1990s. Her project uses archival materials, interviews, state records, folklore, and other sources to understand how cultural schema can inform familial social bonds, ethno-racial identity, and transhistorical forms of violence.
Proposal Title: Blood, Honor, and Forgiveness: The Reconciliation of Blood Feuds in Kosovo (1990–1993)