Graduate Students

Erjona Gashi



Office: CIS 3067


Erjona Gashi is a second-year doctoral student in the Communication department at the
University of South Florida. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English Language and Literature
from the University of Prishtina and a master’s degree in Communication and Advocacy from
James Madison University.
As a doctoral student at USF, Erjona employs qualitative methods, autoethnography, and
narrative inquiry to examine the ways in which trauma resides in the body and the extent to
which storytelling serves as healing, reclamation, and form of resistance to systematic cultural
Upon completion of the doctoral program at the University of South Florida, Erjona
aspires to continue amplifying the voices and the complex stories of her people and sharing
Kosova’s unique history with the Western world. In doing so, her goal is to interrogate the
dominant Western understandings of intercultural conflict, trauma, and narrative. As a scholar,
she is dedicated to social change through education, advocacy, and storytelling.


Autoethnography, Qualitative Methods, Narrative Inquiry, Intercultural Communication, Critical/Cultural Studies, and War and Trauma.


Dr. Aubrey Huber