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Jelena Cvorovic

Jelenа Čvorović

e-mail: cvrvc@yahoo.com

Jelena Cvorovic is principal research fellow at the Institute of Ethnography, SASA, and author of The Roma: A Balkan Underclass (Ulster Institute for Social Research, London, UK). Jelena completed her Ph.D in anthropology at the Arizona State University in 2001. She performs fieldwork among Serbian Roma, and has published on religion, kinship, traditions and storytelling among Roma.



Selected articles

Cvorovic,J.  2015. Fertility Differentials Among Serbian Jews Journal of Modern Jewish Studies, 14(2):213-228.

Lynn, R. and Čvorović J. 2015. The intelligence of Ashkenazi and Sephardi Jews in Serbia. Mankind Quarterly. 55(4):352-359.

Čvorović, J., and Nikolic, K. 2015. Differential reproductive success among the Serbian Jews. Mankind Quarterly. 55(4):297-324.

Čvorović J., and Lynn, R. 2014. Intelligence and reproductive success of Bosnians, Serbs and Roma in Serbia. Mankind Quarterly. 54, no3-4, 434-446.

Čvorović J. and Lynn, R.  2014. Sex differences in intelligence: some new data from Serbia. Mankind Quarterly.55, no 1-2, 101-109.

Čvorović J. 2013. Serbian Gypsy Witch Narratives: ‘Wherever Gypsies Go There the Witches are We Know!’ , Folklore 124, 2:214-225.

Čvorović, J., and Nikolic. 2012. Differential reproductive success in the historic populations of Sandžak. Mankind Quarterly LIII, number 2, 206-237.

Čvorović, J. 2012. Religion and Reproduction: Muslim vs. Orthodox Serbs. Mankind Quarterly vol. 52, 3&4, 358-387.

Čvorović, J. 2011. Juvenile marriages, child-brides and infant mortality among Serbian Gypsies. Glasnik Etnografskog Instituta SANU,59 (2). 27-44.

Čvorović, J. 2011. The Differential Impact of Religion on Life History and Reproductive Strategy: Muslim and Orthodox Gypsies in Serbia. Mankind Quarterly vol. 51, 3:330-348.

Čvorović, J. 2010. Приче мачванских Рома: наратив као стратегија учења. Glasnik Etnografskog Instituta SANU , 58, 1: 185-200.              

Gallagher A., Čvorović J., Štrkalj G. 2009. Body Mass Index in Serbian Roma. HOMO-Journal of Comparative Human Biology, vol 60, 6: 567-578.

Čvorović, J. 2009. Losing a River: The Social Significance of Gypsy Oral Tradition. Fabula, 50, 1/2. 37-53

Čvorović, J. 2009. Between Preferred and True Identity. Oral History Review. 36(1).45-70.

Rushton, J.P. and Čvorović, J. 2009.  Data on the Raven’s Standard Progressive Matrices from Four Serbian Samples. Personality and Individual Differences 46:483-486

Čvorović, J. and Rushton, J.P. 2008. Maternal IQ and Child Mortality in 222 Serbian Roma (Gypsy) Women. Personality and Individual Differences. 44:1604-1609.

Čvorović, J. 2008. A Gypsy, Butterfly and Gadje: Narrative as Instruction for Behaviour. Folklore, 119, 1:29-44.

Čvorović, J. 2006. Gypsies Drown In Shallow Water: Oral Narratives among Mačva Gypsies. Journal of Folklore Research, 43, 2, 129-148.

Čvorović, J. Gypsy Oral History in Serbia. 2005. Oral History Journal, Vol. 33, no 1, 57-68.

Čvorović, J. 2004. Sexual and Reproductive strategies among Serbian Gypsies. Population & Environment, 25, 217-242.


Cvorovic, J. 2014. The Roma: A Balkan Underclass. Ulster Institute of Social Research. London: UK.

Čvorović, J. 2010. Roast Chicken and other Gypsy stories. Peter Lang GmbH. Hamburg: Germany.

Čvorović, J. 2004. Gypsy Narratives: From Poverty To Culture.  Belgrade: the Institute of Ethnography, Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts.


Cvorovic, J., Biviji-Sharma, R., Coe, K. 2015. The health of the Serbian Roma/Gypsies: A research report. The Global Health Then and Now Symposium, Chicago, IL.

Cvorovic, J., Biviji-Sharma, R., Coe, K. 2015. Culture and health of Serbian Roma/Gypsy. Western Michigan University Medical Humanities Conference, Kalamazoo, MI.

Cvorovic, J., Biviji-Sharma, R., Coe, K. 2015. Culture and health of Serbian Roma/Gypsies. Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ.

Cvorovic, J., Biviji-Sharma, R., Coe, K. 2015. Culture and health of Serbian Roma/Gypsies. University of Arizona, Phoenix, AZ.

Cvorovic, J. 2010. Juvenile marriages, child-brides and infant mortality among Serbian Gypsies. Mеђународни научни скуп „Промене идентитета, културе и језика Рома у условима планске социјално-економске интеграције“, САНУ, Београд.

Čvorović, J.2008.  Mortality among Gypsies, International Society for Human Ethology (ISHE), Bologna, Italy. Dokumentarni film.

Čvorović, J, Gallaghter, A and Štrkalj G.2008.  Serbian Roma: nutritional status. American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Columbus, Ohio.