Tanya Domi

Tanya L. Domi is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and is an affiliate faculty member of the Harriman Institute.

Prior to her faculty appointment at Columbia in 2008, Domi worked internationally for more than a decade on issues related to democratic transitional development, including political and media development, human rights, gender and sexual identity issues and human trafficking. She has expanded her research to include EU integration of Western Balkans countries and NATO enlargement in the region. These topics animate her research and teaching interests in the Balkans and the states of the former Soviet Union.

She teaches “Human Rights in the Western Balkans” and “The Great Powers & the Balkans After the Fall of Yugoslavia.”

During her previous policy work in Bosnia and Herzegovina implementing the Dayton Peace Accords for the OSCE Mission 1996-2000, she served in the position as Counselor to U.S. Ambassador Robert Barry and as Chair of the OSCE Media Experts Commission She later served as Spokesperson of the OSCE BiH Mission. She has also worked on democratic transitional projects in Albania, Armenia, Georgia, Haiti, Kosovo, Montenegro, Nepal, Serbia, The Gambia, The Philippines and South Sudan. Domi is a former Congressional defense policy analyst and also served in the U.S. Army as a commissioned and noncommissioned officer for 15 years.

Domi is a widely published writer and commentator. She has been published by or appeared in The New York TimesThe Christian Science MonitorAl Jazeera AmericaThe Washington PostThe BBC, The Institute for War and News Reporting, Transitions on LineBalkan Insight, Open DemocracyOslobodjenje and La Novelliste, and has appeared on Al Jazzera America, National Public Radio, C-SPAN, CNN International and PBS Newshour.

Ms. Domi earned a Masters of Arts degree in Human Rights from Columbia University in 2007. Her undergraduate degree was awarded by Central Michigan University in 1981 with a double major in political science and journalism.

Her Twitter handle is @tanyadomi