Danilo Trbojević

Danilo Trbojević

Academic title: PhD

Research position: Research Assistant

Fields of interest: anthropology of folk culture, modern forms of religiosity and alternative religious systems, subculture, identity politics, thanatology, the culture of fear and political anthropology, the culture of memory and visual anthropology...

Danilo Trbojević was born in 1985 in Belgrade. He completed all levels of academic studies at the Department of Ethnology and Anthropology, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade (basic 2008, master's degree 2011 and doctoral studies in 2021). Danilo received his PhD title by defending the thesis „Social and Political Instrumentalization of „Vampire“ in the Balkans: Adaptability of the Immortal Motif“.

The main interests and research topics concern the anthropology of folk culture, modern forms of religiosity and alternative religious systems, subculture, identity politics, thanatology, the culture of fear and political anthropology, the culture of memory and visual anthropology.

As a researcher, Trbojevic conducted several field research. He is a participant in numerous scientific conferences, both in Serbia and in Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Romania and Portugal.

Monographic studies:

Trbojevic, Danilo. 2013. Anthropology of the Americanization of the Holocaust. Belgrade: Andrejevic Endowment.

Trbojevic, Danilo. 2014. Remembering Evil - the policy of commemorating the victims of Nazi and Ustasha camps. Belgrade: Serbian Genealogical Center / Museum of Genocide Victims.

Scientific papers:

Trbojevic, Danilo. 2018. Between music and violence: "silence" as a ritualized performance of identity and ideology. Ethnoanthropological Problems 13 (4): 1031-1066.

Trbojevic, Danilo. 2016. “Balkanization” of national memories and identities trauma. Holocaust. Studies and Circulatory9 (8): 289-305.

Trbojevic, Danilo. 2015. Analysis of positive and negative attitudes towards the economic potential of geographical, historical and identity connections with vampire motifs in Serbia. Anthropology15 (1): 93-128.

Trbojevic, Danilo. 2019. (Re) revival and narration of trauma: Cultural role and social identity of (children) inmates ". Genocide Research Yearbook11 (2): 531-556.

Trbojevic, Danilo. 2011. Roadside for the dead in urban areas. Journal of the Ethnographic Museum 75 (1): 131-154.

Trbojevic, Danilo. 2012. Consequences of an unprofessional and pseudoscientific approach to the problem of "new religious movements" - sects and violence in Serbia "Glasnik etnografskog muzeja 76 (1): 61-86.

Trbojevic, Danilo. 2017. The Politics of Memory and Identity: The Symbolic Use of "Gavrilo Pirincip in Political Narratives in the Former Yugoslavia. Hereticus1 (2): 247-260.

Trbojevic, Danilo. 2011. "War of Remembrance: Victim and Perpetrator, Politics and Identity, Remembrance of the Victims of Jasenovac and Bleiburg in Croatia". Proceedings - JASENOVAC. Banja Luka: 195-211

Trbojevic, Danilo. 2013. "Materialization of the Memory of Evil: A Comparative Analysis of Architectural Solutions and Concepts of Exhibitions at the American Holocaust Museum in Washington, DC, Buchenwald Memorial and Auschwitz Memorial." Spaces of Memory, Volume I, Department of Art History, Faculty of Philosophy in Belgrade: Belgrade: 412-429

Trbojevic, Danilo. 2014. "The Politics of Selective Memory in the Age of Transition". Proceedings - JASENOVAC, Banja Luka: 107-127

Trbojevic, Danilo. 2015. "Mapping Social Amnesia in Belgrade: Ideology, Politics and the Economy of Oblivion, five examples". Museum of Genocide Victims in Belgrade7: 127-164.

Published summary of the scientific presentation at the conference:

Trbojevic, Danilo. 2011. "Memorialization of the Memory of Evil: A Comparative Analysis of Architectural Solutions and Concepts of Exhibitions at the American Holocaust Museum in Washington, Buchenwald Memorial Center, and Auschwitz Memorial Center" International Scientific Interdisciplinary Conference "Spaces of Memory", Belgrade.

Trbojevic, Danilo. 2014. "The Use of the Vampiric Motif as Social and Political Criticism in Yugoslav and Serbian Film", International Scientific Conference "Oral Tradition: Folklore Aspects and Interdisciplinary Vision", Zagreb, Croatia.

Trbojevic, Danilo. 2015. "Tales from the Belgrade pit: Performance, identity, communication and violence at underground concerts", International scientific interdisciplinary conference "Crossing borders of underground music scenes", Porto, Portugal.

Trbojevic, Danilo. 2016. “Migrants in Serbia Today: Constructing and Intertwining Old and New Stereotypes of“ Otherness ”, International Scientific Conference“ Population Migration - The Phenomenon of Refugee ”, Islamic Center, Zagreb, Croatia.

Trbojević Danilo, 2017, "Echoes of Memory: The Identity and Role of "Detainees"in the Social and Political Memory of the Holocaust". The fourth scientific conference with international participation - The suffering of Serbs, Jews, Roma and others in the territory of the former Yugoslavia. Belgrade.