In Memory of Marina Blagojević Hughson

“I am deeply sorry to hear of Marina’s passing. It is truly sad and shocking. I had the opportunity to meet Marina back in 2012 and will always remember her with great admiration, professionally and personally. She was bright, passionate and kind! My most sincere condolences to Marina’s family and friends, who I hope can gather the strength and courage to endure during this difficult time. All best wishes, Sofia” Sofia Aboim, Lisbon University, Portugal

 “Our community of scholars is surely lessened by this loss. My sympathies from across the other side of the world to Marina’s partner, family, friends, and associates. Wishing them all the best at such a hard time.” Chris Beasley, Australia

“It’s very saddening news, indeed. I met her only very briefly years ago but I’ve known her as a strong thinker – such a loss for the academic community. My condolences for her family and friends.” Tetyana Bureychak, Scholar in gender and masculinities studies, Sweden and Ukraine

“I was so very sorry to hear this sad news. Marina was an inspiring scholar and will be greatly missed. My thoughts and condolences to all family and friends at this time.” Richard Collier, Newcastle University, UK

“I am extremely sorry to hear of Marina’s death. She was a talented researcher and a really original thinker, with a rare capacity for synthesis. She will be much missed. I send my condolences to her family and friends, and share with many colleagues in lamenting her loss.” Raewyn Connell, Australia

“This is really very sad and shocking news. It’s so difficult to believe since Marina was so full of life and passion. I remember her with much affection. My condolences to her partner John, her family, and to all of her many friends. With all best wishes, Karen”. Karen Gabriel, St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University, India

“She was a wonderful scholar who contributed much and who had much more to say—very sad, Jim.” James W. Messerschmidt, University of Southern Maine, USA

“I first met Marina in Budapest, in the mid-1990s, and since our first meeting I have always been inspired by the power of her feminist stand , in speech and in writing,  by her commitment to women’s cause in politics and in the academy. How generous she was with her energy and support and how radiant she was in her word and in her smile.  It is so sad to know that she is not with us any longer.” Irina Novikova, University of Latvia

“I had occasion to interact with Marina Hughson Blagojević almost a decade ago, when we were together in Linkoping University, Sweden, for a brief while. But the fact that time has not dimmed my memory of the quality of those interactions, is a sign of the kind of memorable person Marina was. I remember her not just as an erudite and committed scholar, forthright and yet sensitive in her engagements, but as possessing a sharp and rather quirky sense of humour, which was a joy to share in. My condolences to her family, friends and colleagues.” Prem Kumar Vijayan, Hindu College, Delhi University, India

“I did not have the fortune to meet Marina personally, but did know her excellent work. She will be remembered”.

Pedro Vasconcelos, Iscte University Institute of Lisbon



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