Dean Jasmina Besirevic-Regan is the Dean of Trumbull College and a faculty member in the Departments of Sociology, Global Affairs, Ethnicity, Race and Migration, and Ethics, Politics and Economics.
She graduated from Augsburg College summa cum laude, a small liberal arts college in Minneapolis, MN, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology. In 2004, she received her Ph.D. in Sociology from Yale having also earned a Master’s degrees at the university. Her dissertation on ethnic cleansing in the Bosnian city of Banja Luka focuses on the emergence of a Bosnian Muslim refugee community. Her teaching and research interests include genocide and ethnic conflict, identity, and nationalism. Her current work focuses on the Bosnian Muslim identity and disintegration of former Yugoslavia. She has presented papers on the sociology of genocide at a number of professional meetings and has been invited to speak at international conferences both at Yale and abroad. She is currently teaching an undergraduate seminar titled Genocide and Ethnic Conflict, as well as the Yale Summer Session course titled History and Culture of Southeastern Europe in Dubrovnik, Croatia together with Ivo Banac, former professor of the Department of History at Yale.