civil society; class; household debt; economic and political anthropology; finance; globalization; neoliberalism; public policy; social movements; the state
South East Europe (Croatia and Serbia), East-Central Europe (Slovakia; the Emmy Noether projects covers also Hungary and Poland)
I am a social anthropologist working mainly on finance, civil society, the state and social transformation in former Yugoslavia, in particular Serbia and Croatia, and in near future also in East-Central Europe, especially Slovakia. From October 2019, I am Head of the DFG Emmy Noether Research Group "Peripheral Debt: Money, Risk and Politics in Eastern Europe". Following Master's degrees in ethnology (Charles University) and anthropology and development (LSE), I earned my PhD in anthropology at the LSE in 2014. In 2014–15, I worked as a lecturer and researcher at the Institute of Social Anthropology of the Comenius University. In 2015–18, I conducted a research project on household debt in Croatia as a member of the Financialisation Research Group at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology. In 2018–19, I was a research fellow with a focus on the financialization of states within "Western Banks in Eastern Europe: New Geographies of Financialisation" (GEOFIN), an ERC-funded research project at the Trinity College Dublin. I have published one monograph (Berghahn Books, 2018), chapters in edited collections, and articles in various journals including Dialectical Anthropology, East European Politics and Societies, Focaal, Journal of the Royal Anthropological Society and Social Anthropology.