Dr. Aida Ibričević is an independent social science researcher and consultant based in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, affiliated as a Research Fellow with the Center for Diaspora Studies at the Sarajevo School of Science and Technology. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Middlebury College, United States, and an Economics Master of Arts from Central European University, Hungary. Her doctoral degree is in Political Science from Istanbul Bilgi University, Turkey, which she completed with a dissertation entitled Searching for Home and Belonging: A Qualitative Study to Understand the "Emotional Citizenship" of Diaspora Returning to Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Currently, she contributes to the Bonn International Center for Conversion project Trajectories of reintegration:The impacts of forced displacement, migration and return on social change as a Senior Research Associate and provides consulting services for the UNDP's Diaspora for Development project in Bosnia and Herzegovina. She volunteers as a community organizer and expert analyst, working with a number of BiH diaspora groups in Europe and North America on formulating diaspora engagement policies responsive to the needs of the people they intend to target. She also provides review services for a number of peer-reviewed, international academic journals.