Elena B. Stavrevska is a PhD candidate in political science and a researcher in the field of peace studies at the Central European University. Her research focuses on (post-)conflict societies, in particular grassroots level everyday life in these societies. During her doctoral studies Elena was a visiting research fellow at the University of Toronto and the Institut für Europäische Politik in Berlin. For the last three years she was involved in the EU-funded project ‘Cultures of Governance and Conflict Resolution in Europe and India’. She wrote a monthly column for Radio Free Europe in Macedonian and was also one of the speakers at the TEDxSkopje conference in 2013. Elena has published several academic articles and book chapters in English and in German. At the same time, she is also one of the founders of and a researcher at the Institute for Research and Social Innovation – Impact.