Sarah Green

PhD Candidate Sarah Green

My research and professional work focus on the experiences of people who lived through adverse circumstances in childhood. I am particularly interested in how children's lives are heard, understood and remembered in different contexts.

My PhD combines oral histories with artefacts, diaries and other records kept by children at the time of the war. Through these sources, I draw attention to evidence of children’s resilience and agency. I am also interested in how memories narrated by child survivors should be positioned and understood within the current political climate in Bosnia, where the lives and deaths of children have become a focal point for debate about war remembrance.

Publications

Book chapter: “’I didn’t see the footprints’: children’s monuments and contested memory in Bosnia and Herzegovina”, Exploring the Role of Transitional Justice in Rebuilding Trust in a Post-conflict Society, Sarajevo: International University of Sarajevo, 2016

Conference highlights

“’I Was Just A Child’: Exploring How the Lives of Children are Remembered, Commemorated and Forgotten”, Why Remember? Memory and Forgetting in Times of War and its Aftermath, Hotel Europe, Sarajevo, 30 June–2 July 2017

Children as the faces of war: The experiences of Bosnian children in Australia, Children and War: Past and Present, University of Salzburg, 13-15 July 2016

‘“And I always remember ... there was ice cream in the freezer”: the effects of contemporary political debate on the narrated personal histories of Bosnian child refugees in Australia’, Horrible Histories? Children’s Lives in Historical Contexts, King’s College London, 16-18 June 2016