Deniza Mulaj is a Ph.D. candidate of mass communication at Ohio University and holds an M.A. in cultural anthropology from the North Carolina State University. Mulaj is a teaching fellow at the Scripps College of Communication, Social Media Certificate Program. Her work focuses on the intersection of media, violence, and ethnicity, oriented towards the Balkan region, as well as questions of peacebuilding in the ethnically divided city of Mitrovica, Kosova. Additionally, Mulaj is a co-founder and program manager of the Balkan Society for Theory and Practice (BSTP), an organization aiming to create a platform for critical research and academic and artistic collaboration in the Balkans. Before joining Ohio University, Mulaj worked for the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN Kosovo) as a grant writer and project lead, covering issues in the legal framework on inheritance and women’s rights to property in Kosovo, investigative journalism, and monitoring of public procurement, auditing, and recruitments in public institutions.