Dr. Ana Ljubinkovic is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at California State University, Stanislaus. Dr. Ljubinkovic holds a PhD in Sociology and an MA in Human Rights from the University of Essex, UK, and a BA in Sociology from the University of Rome, Italy.

Her research interests focus on trauma, collective violence, refugeehood, and the role of traditional art in promoting psychological healing. She has previously taught at MA programs in the Sociology of Human Rights (Essex), Refugee Care (Essex), and Peace Education (Rome). As a consultant to the United Nations and other humanitarian organizations in Africa and the Middle East, she worked in the area of psychosocial and mental health support for refugee populations with a focus on promoting traditional practices of trauma healing. She is currently acting as an external academic examiner for the MA in Refugee Care program at the University of Essex, UK.