Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

2014     PhD Anthropology
Department of Anthropology, London School of Economics
2009     MSc Anthropology and Development, ‘distinction’
Department of Anthropology, London School of Economics
2007     Mgr. Ethnology (BA-equivalent), ‘distinction’
Institute of Ethnology, Charles University

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

2015–     Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Research Group Financialisation, Department Resilience and Transformation in Eurasia, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology
2014–15     Research Fellow
Institute of Social Anthropology, Comenius University

INVITED TALKS

2017     Household Debt in Post–Credit Boom Croatia. Institute for Social Research, Zagreb, 17 March; Department for Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology, University of Zagreb, 27 March.
2016     Thinking civil society in former Yugoslavia in an anthropological key. Graduate School for East and Southeast European Studies, University of Regensburg, 16 June.
2014     Civil society, globalization and class: The case of Serbia. Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology, Central European University, 29 October.
2014     Identity, ethnicity and civil society. Bratislava International School of Liberal Arts, 30 June.
2013     ‘European Serbia’ and liberal civil society: Déjà vu of state-driven modernization in the periphery. Centre for Southeast European Studies, University of Graz, 12 March.
2012     Introducing ‘advanced liberal’ governmentality: An ethnography of interventions at the border of the state and civil society in Serbia. Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology, Central European University, 29 February.

CONFERENCE PARTICIPATION

Conferences and Panels Organized

2018     Households and peripheral financialization in Europe. Workshop, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle (Saale), 22–23 February.
2016     
Everyday finance. Panel at the EASA 2016 conference. Milan, 20–23 July.
2015    
Depolitizovani građani, umrežene organizacije. Građansko društvo u Srbiji: između osporavanja i ovladavanja. Belgrade, 11 December. [‘Depoliticized Citizens, Networked Institutions. Civil Society in Serbia: Between Contestation and Capture’]
2012    
Crisis, austerity, and countermovements, Part I.: Movements on the right. Panel at the Mapping Neoliberalism and its Countermovements in the Former Second World workshop. Budapest, 23–27 July.

Papers Presented

2017     The moral economy of debt: contesting and (re-) regulating household debt in post–credit boom Croatia. Deservingness – Power, Morality and Inequality in Contemporary Europe and Beyond. Vienna, 27–28 October.
2017     Debating, contesting and re-regulating FX loans and financialization in post–credit boom Croatia. Taking the Next Step: New Frontiers in the Interdisciplinary Study of Finance. Warwick, 25–26 September.
2017     Grassroots responses to the crisis of household debt in Croatia. Everyday Revolutions in Southern and Eastern Europe. Manchester, 19–20 May.
2017    The politics of heritage conservation in a Vojvodina town: translating democratisation in a double semi-periphery. Translating Policy in the Semi-periphery. Regensburg, 4–6 May.
2016    Making equal and independent impaired subjects? Human rights, disability, and neoliberalization of the welfare state in Serbia. Reconnecting Work and Distribution: Entanglements of Labour, Finance and Welfare after Yugoslav Socialism. London, 20–21 December.
2016    Toward a historical anthropology of household debt in post–credit boom Croatia. EASA 2016, Milan, 20–23 July.
2016    Debt, class and moral economy in post–credit boom Croatia. Debt Trails: Mapping Relations of Debt and Credit From Everyday Actors to Global Credit Markets. Budapest, 3–4 March.
2016     Public advocacy in Vršac: Translating democratisation in a double semi-periphery. IUAES Inter-Congress. Dubrovnik, 4–9 May.
2015     Politika i građansko društvo: Da li postoje granice? Depoliticized Citizens, Networked Institutions. Belgrade, 11 December. [‘Politics and civil society: Are there boundaries?’].
2015     ‘From patient to citizen’: Human rights and disability policy reform in Serbia. SIEF 2015. Zagreb, 21–25 June.
2014     Legal formalization through informal sociality? An anthropological perspective on the reforms of civil society legislation in Serbia. Citizens, Societies and Legal Systems: Law and Society in Central and South Eastern Europe. Belgrade, 21 November.
2014     ‘Nobody’s stronger than the state’? Crisis, hegemony and two kinds of civil society in Serbia. With Goran Dokić. 7th InASEA Conference. Istanbul, 18–21 September.
2014     ‘Honest and successful Serbia’: Reconfiguring moral economy at the time of neoliberal reform. ASA 2014 Decennial. Edinburgh, 19–22 June.
2014     Civil society and EU integration of Serbia: Notes towards a historical anthropology of globalizing Central Europe. Rethinking Anthropologies in Central Europe for Global Imaginaries. Prague, 26–27 May.
2013     ‘Civil society’ and the hegemonic project of ‘Europeanization’ of Serbia. Post-Yugoslav Spaces through the Post-Colonial Prism. Manchester, 1–2 June.
2012     NGO-like nationalist groups in ever-transitional Serbia: Fantasizing the state and society while reproducing a ‘messy’ democracy. EASA 2012. Paris, 10–13 July.
2011     Civil-society building, liberal subjects and the state in Serbia. Democracy, Governance and Development: Between the Institutional and the Political? Oxford, 27 June.
2011     The distant democratizer: Representations of the EU and their political uses in Serbia. RRPP 2011. Sveti Stefan, 25–26 May.
2010     Mediating civil society and European integration: Postsocialist-to-postsocialist development projects in Serbia. 1st Joint PhD Symposium on Modern and Contemporary South East Europe. London, 18 June.
2009     Transnacionálne siete a diskurzy v participatívnej ochrane morských korytnačiek na Komorách. Sítě v antropologické perspektivě: elektronické sociální sítě, genealogie a transnacionalismus. Plzeň, 12–13 November. [‘Transnational networks and discourses in participative sea turtles conservation in the Comoros’]

Discussant

2017    Risk-taking and deservingness in migration: the case of irregular migration in Turkey, by Esra S. Kaytaz. Deservingness – Power, Morality and Inequality in Contemporary Europe and Beyond. Vienna, 27–28 October.
2017    Semi-reform of higher vocational education in Serbia: exploring the grey zones of academic capitalism and policy knowledge transfer, by Tijana Morača. Translating Policy in the Semi-periphery. Regensburg, 4–6 May.
2014     Experimenty v teréne a etnografia: metodologické prístupy. Student conference. Bratislava, 16–17 June. [‘Field Experiments and Ethnography: Methodological Approaches’]
2012     Shirking the basha: Youth encounters with the everyday security state in Cairo, by James Sunday. Democracy, Governance and Development: Between the Institutional and the Political? Oxford, 27 June.

DEPARTMENTAL TALKS

2017     The contentious politics of household finance in Croatia: the double movement of financialization in European peripheries. Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, 25 October.
2016     ‘From patient to citizen’? Human rights, disability politics and transformation of the welfare state in Serbia. Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, 20 April.
2014    Politika ‘transparentnosti’ a ‘efektivity’: o antropológii neoliberalizmu a istých reformách v Srbsku. Institute of Social Anthropology, Comenius University, Bratislava, 7 April. [‘The politics of “transparency” and “efficiency”: On the anthropology of neoliberalism and certain reforms in Serbia’]

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Institute for Social Anthropology, Martin Luther University in Halle-Wittenberg
The Anthropology of the State (Winter Term 2017/2018)
Debt and Neoliberalism in Contemporary Anthropology (Summer Term 2015/2016)

Institute of Social Anthropology, Comenius University
Applied Anthropology (Winter Term 2014/2015)
Anthropological Texts (Summer Term 2013/2014, Winter Term 2014/2015)
Introduction to Political Anthropology (Summer Term 2014/2015)
Introduction to the Methodology of Social Sciences (Summer Term 2014/2015)
Political Anthropology (Summer Term 2014/2015)
Social Analysis and Interpretation (Summer Term 2013/2014)

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

Postdoc fieldwork (November 2016–March 2017). Zagreb, Croatia.
Doctoral fieldwork (August 2010–December 2011). Belgrade and other sites in Serbia, Belgium, Czech Republic and Slovakia.
MSc thesis fieldwork (July–September 2009). Hoani (Mohéli) and others sites in the Comoros.
Mgr. thesis fieldwork (2007–09). Government offices and NGOs working with the Roma in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
Roma Settlements Comprehensive Development Program evaluation (July 2005).
Collaborative fieldwork in various sites in eastern Slovakia.
Mid-Mgr. thesis fieldwork (September 2004). Šumiac, Slovakia.

SERVICE TO PROFESSION

Member of the editorial board of New Perspectives: Interdisciplinary Journal of Central & East European Politics and International Relations.
Article reviews for: Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, Social Anthropology and a number of other anthropological and non-anthropological journals.
Peer reviews of funding applications for the Slovenian Research Agency.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Collaboration on the documentary film Ivana (1982.-2011.) (Croatia, 2017).
A talk on my research at the Centre for Queer Studies, Belgrade. 3 December 2011.
Two talks on political anthropology and anthropology of postsocialism for high school students at the Science Centre Petnica, Serbia. 24–25 March 2011.
Three recurrent talks on the relationships between Romani identities, ethnopolitics and political and academic discourses for the students of the course European Policy and Practice towards the Roma, Faculty of Humanities, Charles University. 2007–09.

MEDIA COVERAGE

Het bewijs is geleverd, Servië ligt in Europa, by Joost van Egmond. De Groene Amsterdammer, 1 March 2012. [‘The proof is delivered: Serbia lies in Europe’]

NON-ACADEMIC WORK

03/2013–09/2013     Consultant for Anthropology; Mouseion Ltd, London
2007–08     Media Analyst; Newton Media Ltd, Prague
2005–06     Media and PR Officer; Social Integration Programs, People in Need, Prague
06/2005–09/2005     Expert Intern (paid); Office of the Plenipotentiary of the Government of the Slovak Republic for Roma Communities

LANGUAGES

Slovak: native in reading, speaking and writing.
English: fluent in reading, speaking and writing.
Serbian (Croatian, Bosnian): fluent in reading and speaking, advanced in writing.
Czech: fluent in reading and speaking, advanced in writing.
French: good in reading and speaking, basic in writing.

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