Savarin Arjana

Arjana graduated from a double-major study program of Sociology and Pedagogy at the Faculty of Arts, University of Maribor. She is currently finishing her Ph.D. at the Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program in the Humanities and Social Sciences in the field of Ethnology, Cultural, and Social Anthropology at the Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana. Her current research focuses on North American Indigenous and gender studies. In the academic year 2018-19 she was a Fulbright Visiting Researcher at the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Idaho, where she was conducting ethnographic fieldwork among the North American Indigenous Communities. The core of her ethnographic research is based on studying the roles and mission of the North American indigenous cultural tradition of multiple genders identifications or the Two-Spirit Movement today. She is excited and honored to collaborate with prof. Peter J. Verovšek at the University of Sheffield, UK, on his project on Jürgen Habermas – »The Philosopher as a Public intellectual« and to supplement her knowledge in political science. She worked in various social, educational, and prevention programs. She adores traveling, learning about new cultures and wildlife, and going to various music and cultural events. She is a real »philmophile«, she loves to watch movies and analyze the cultural representations portrayed in them. Besides spending free time with family and friends, she is following several social initiatives and movements (as Progressive International, DiEM25). Her life philosophy is self-identified in Mahatma Gandhi’s statement: »Be the change you wish to see in the world«.