Sarah Green

Doctor of Philosophy (Arts) candidate Sarah Green

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

Her PhD research combines oral histories with artefacts, diaries and other records kept by children at the time of the war. Through these sources, Sarah draws attention to evidence of children's resilience and agency. She is 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

  • Green, Sarah (2018), "'All Those Stories. All Those Stories.' How Do Bosnian Former Child Refugees Maintain Connections to Bosnia and Community Groups in Australia?" in Immigrants and Minorities 36, No. 2, pp. 161-177.
  • Green, Sarah (2016), "'I didn't see the footprints': children's monuments and contested memory in Bosnia and Herzegovina," in Exploring the Role of Transitional Justice in Rebuilding Trust in a Post-conflict Society, Sarajevo: International University of Sarajevo

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