Jasmina Besirevic-Regan, Assistant Dean for Graduate Education

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Lecturer in Sociology and in Ethics, Politics & Economics
Jasmina Besirevic Regan is the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education in Yale College and Associate Dean for Graduate Education at the Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. She is responsible for designing and implementing strategic projects aimed at strengthening and supporting Yale graduate and undergraduate academic programs. Dean Besirevic works closely with the Yale faculty and academic programs across the divisions to provide review and support at the programmatic and college/school level. She advises both graduate and undergraduate programs on curricular and structural issues, the development and implementation of college/school policies, and international initiatives.
Dean Besirevic also serves as a faculty member in the Departments of Sociology, Global Affairs, and Ethnicity, Race, and Migration. Her academic training is in the sociology of genocide and her teaching and research interests include ethnic conflict, identity, nationalism, human rights, and refugee resettlement. She received her B.A. in Sociology from Augsburg College in Minneapolis, and her Ph.D. in Sociology from Yale having also earned the master’s degrees there. She has taught courses in Yale College in Sociology, Global Affairs, and Ethnicity, Race, and Migration. 
Dean Besirevic Regan 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. Before joining the Graduate School academic affairs team, she served as the Dean of Trumbull College, one of fourteen residential colleges at Yale, for twelve years.