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jovana dikovic

Jovаnа Diković

E-mail: jokileto82@gmail.com

Research interests: property, post-socialist rural transformation, euroscepticism.

 

STUDIES

March 2012 – PhD studies at Faculty of Arts, Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Zurich

December 2006 - Jun 2009, Master studies at Department of Theory of Culture, Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Belgrade, Serbia

October 2001- March 2007, Faculty of Philosophy, Department of Ethnology and Anthropology,  University of Belgrade, Serbia

 

PREVIOUS AND CURRENT RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

From May – June 2010 to February – April 2011, research assistant on the project „Local State and Social Security in Rural Serbia, Hungary and Romania” Max Planck Institut for Social Anthropology, Halle, Germany

January 2010 – present, junior researcher at Ethnographic Institute of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Belgrade

April – October 2009, researcher on the project “The Atlas of Vernacular Architecture of Serbia” at the Republic Institute for the Protection of Cultural Monuments of Serbia

April – September 2008, researcher on the project “Historical memory in the service of euroskepticism - Serbia and Turkey compared”, project leader: Professor Dr Hakan Yilmaz, Bogazici University, Department of Political Science and International Relations, Istanbul, Turkey

September 2006 – May 2007, researcher on the interdisciplinary project “Land Low, Cadastre and Land Registers in Eastern Europe 1918-1945-1989. Poland, Romania and Yugoslavia in Comparison”, Institute for Cultural Studies, University of Leipzig, Germany.

 

CONFERENCES – SEMINARIES

November 2013, Informal Practices and Structures in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, University of Fribourg Switzerland.

June 2012, Land Use in Transition: Potentials and Solutions Between Abandonment and Land Grabbing, IAMO Forum, Halle, Germany.

October 2011, conference Cultures and borders, Ethnographic institute of the SASA and City Museum of Vrsac, Vrsac (Serbia).

May 2011, Property and Dispossession, Roskilde University, Julingee, Denmark

April 2011, People Make Places the Way of Feeling the World, SIEF, Lisbon Portugal

November 2010, 3rd Project Workshop: Local State and Social Security in Rural Hungary, Romania and Serbia, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology & Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade, Serbia

September 2010, conference Cultural Space and Identity in a Post-Socialist Context, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

June 2009, conference Professions and Property in Eastern Europe, Faculty of Philosophy, Belgrade

February 2009, conference Perpetual Motion? Transformation and Transition in Central, Eastern Europe and Russia, School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London, England

September 2008, conference Places of memory – History – Reminiscent, The Ethnographic Institute of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts and Centre for Culture - Loznica, Serbia

April 2008, conference Challenges of a New Europe - Inclusion and Exclusion in Contemporary European Societies, Inter University Centre, Dubrovnik, Croatia

December 2007, conference Property in Eastern Europe: The Notion, Institutions and Practices of property to land in 20th century, Institute for Cultural Studies, University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany

August 2007, Summer School in Anthropology, Ethnography and Comparative Folklore of the Balkans, University of Ioannina, Konitsa, Greece.

 

PAPERS/ PUBLICATIONS

Đorđević-Crnobrnja, J. and J. Diković. 2013. „Dečiji dodatak kao strategija prevazilaženja nesigurnosti – na primeru Gaja i Vranja“. Rad Muzeja Vojvodine (55) pp. 187-197 ISSN 1450-6696

Dikovic, J. 2013. "Comparative Ethnography of Banat’s Inhabitants Stances towards their Land: Land as a Symbolic Resource". Cultures, Permeations, Boundaries: Anthropological (and Other) Perspectives. Belgrade: The Institute of Ethnography SASA. 239-249. 

Dikovic, J. & J. Djordjevic-Crnobrnja. 2013. “The Grey Zone of Law and Practice: an Example of Child Benefit” in: Bulletin of the Institute of Ethnography SASA, Vol. 61, No. 1, Belgrade: The Institute of Ethnography SASA, pp. 91-105.

Dikovic, J. & A. Novakovic. 2012. “Euroskepticism – the Missing Link in the Political Spectrum of Serbia“, in: Serbian Political Thought, Vol. 37, No. 3, Belgrade: The Institute for Political Studies, pp. 61-80.

Dikovic, J. 2012. “In Tradition of Ideas – Euroscepticism in Serbia: Anti-western Discourse?” in: Bulletin of the Institute of Ethnography SASA, Vol. 60, No. 2, Belgrade: The Institute of Ethnography SASA, pp. 25-42.

 “Conspiracy Theories as Alternative Regimes of Truth and as an Universal Socio-Cultural Phenomenon”, Issues in Ethnology and Anthropology, Vol. 6 Is. 2 (n.s.), Belgrade, 2011. Pp.  330-348.

„Metaphors in Political Discourse“, Bulletin of the Institute of Ethnography SASA, vol. 58, no. 1, Belgrade, 2010. Pp. 141-155.

“Political Instrumentalisation of Vukovi sabori Manifestations from 1987 to 2005”, Spomen mesta istorija, sećanja,Collection of Papers, Vol 26, Institute of Ethnography SASA, Belgrade, 2009. P.p. 249-251.

“Od kulturne akcije ka kulturnoj integraciji” ( “From cultural action towards cultural integration”),  Habitus, No. 15, Centar za multikulturalnost, Novi Sad, 2008.

 

BOOK REVIEWS

Dikovic, Jovana. 2012. “Siva zona pravne sfere – suživot običajnog prava i zakona“, in: Bulletin of the Institute of Ethnography SASA, Vol. 60, No. 2, Belgrade, pp. 244-246.

Dikovic, Jovana. 2012. “Nove perspektive u antropologiji: naučna fantastika i fentazi kao sredstva antropološkog promišljanja Drugog”, in: Bulletin of the Institute of Ethnography SASA, Vol. 60, No. 1, Belgrade, pp. 145-149.

"Savremene percepcije mitova", Bulletin of the Institute of Ethnography SASA, Vol. 58, no. 2, Belgrade, 2010. Pp. 197-200.

"Rusalje u svetlu savremenih antropoloških teorija o opsednutosti", Bulletin of the Institute of Ethnography SASA, vol. 58, no. 1, Beograd, 2010. Pp. 226 - 228.

"Antropologija i društveni angažman", Srpska politička misao, no 1-2, Institut za političke studije, Beograd, 2007. Pp. 267 - 271.

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

February 18 – May 27, Introductory Course in Anthropology, Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Zurich.

March 15/16 and 22/23 2013, Block seminar Constructing the Balkans, Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Zurich.

 

FIELD AND WORKING EXPERIENCE

February – August 2013, fieldwork research in village of Gaj, south-eastern Banat, Vojvodina province, Serbia.

May – Jun 2010, February – April 2011, fieldwork in village Gaj in Vojvodina (Serbia)

July- October 2009, fieldwork in villages of western Serbia (municipalities of Bajina Basta and Kosjeric)

April - June 2009, fieldwork in villages of central Serbia, region of Sumadija (municipality of Rekovac)

June 2009, local coordinator of the conference “Professions and Property in Eastern Europe” which was held in Belgrade at Faculty of Philosophy, sponsored by Volkswagen Stiftung and Institute for Cultural Studies Leipzig

August 2007, field research on the Greek-Albanian border

October 2007, field research in Vojvodina village Aradac, Serbia

July 2004 - August 2004, field research in villages in Eastern Serbia