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Jelena Cvorovic

Jelenа Čvorović

e-mail: cvrvc@yahoo.com

2001. PhD Anthropology, Arizona State University, Department of Anthropology, Tempe, AZ, USA.
1994. MA Archeology. Belgrade University of Philosophy. Belgrade, Serbia.
1992. BA Archeology. Belgrade University of Philosophy. Belgrade, Serbia.

Evolutionary behavioral sciences, biocultural anthropology, women, culture – health interactions.



Selected articles

Čvorović, J., and Coe, K. 2018. Happy marriages are all alike: Marriage andself-rated health among Serbian Roma. Bulletinof the Institute of Ethnography, SASA https://doi.org/10.2298/GEI181031001C

Čvorović, J. 2018. Influence of maternal height on children’s health status and mortality: a cross-sectional study in poor Roma communities in rural Serbia. HOMO. Journal of Comparative Human Biology. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jchb.2018.11.004

Čvorović, J. and Coe, K. 2018. Roma Women Role Models and Health. Bulletin of the Institute of Ethnography, SASA. DOI: https://doi.org/10.2298/GEI1802367C

Čvorović, J. 2018. Self-ratedhealth and teenage pregnancies in Roma women: Increasing height is associatedwith better health outcomes. Journal ofBiosocial science. doi:10.1017/S0021932018000196  

Čvorović, J. and James, S. 2018. John Henryism, Genderand Self-Reported Health among Roma/Gypsies in Serbia. Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry. 42 (2):295-314. DOI:10.1007/s11013-017-9561-8.  

Čvorović, J. and Coe, K. 2017. Reproductive Investmentand Health Costs in Roma Women. InternationalJournal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 14(11), 1337;doi:10.3390/ijerph14111337   

Coe, K, and Čvorović, J. 2017. The Health of RomanianGypsy women in Serbia. Health Care forWomen International. 38(4):409-422.  

Čvorović, J. and Coe, K.  2017. “Visiting” close kin abroad: migrationstrategy of the Serbian Roma”. Journal ofGypsy Studies.1 (1):17-29.

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.