Vesna Trifunović

Vesna Trifunović

Title: PhD

Position: Research Associate

Field of research: anthropology of medicine and public health, anthropology of folklore, anthropology of popular culture.

Education/Qualifications

2016 Acquired the position of Research Associate at the Institute of Ethnography of SASA

2015 Completed doctoral studies in Ethnology and Anthropology at the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade

2007 Completed master`s studies in Ethnology and Anthropology at the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade

2006 Graduated from the Faculty of Philosophy in Ethnology and Anthropology

Affiliations

2009 The Institute of Ethnography of SASA, Belgrade

Projects

2018/2019 Tailoring Immunization Programmes (TIP) in Serbia, the WHO Regional Office for Europe, the Institute of Public Health of Serbia and the Institute of Epidemiology, School of Medicine, University of Belgrade

2011/2019 Cultural Heritage and Identity (MPNT RS 177026) the Institute of Ethnography of SASA

2011/2019 Interdisciplinary Research of Cultural and Linguistic Heritage in Serbia and the Creation of the Multimedia Internet Portal “The Lexicon of Serbian culture” (MPNT 47016), the Institute of Ethnography of SASA

2007/2010 Anthropological Research of Communication in Present-day Serbia (MPNT 147020), the Institute of Ethnography of SASA

International conferences, scientific conferences and study visits

2019 Workshop “Vaccines and State: The Legacy of State Vaccines Institutions”, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2019 IUAES 2019 Inter-Congress “World Solidarities”, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland

2017 “Retrospectives and Perspectives of Ethnology and Anthropology”, “Old Village”, Open Air Museum, Sirogojno, Serbia

2017 Symposium “Building Trust, Managing Risk: Vaccine Confidence and HPV Vaccination”, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, the United Kingdom

2017 8th Medical Anthropology Young Scholars (MAYS) Annual Meeting: “Medical Anthropology Beyond Medical Borders”, University of Edinburgh, the United Kingdom

2016 7th Medical Anthropology Young Scholars (MAYS) Annual Meeting: “Intergenerations, Temporalities and Medical Anthropology”, the Institute of Social Sciences of the University of Lisbon, Portugal

2015 Symposium “Medical Anthropology Switzerland” (MAS), Universität Basel, Switzerland

2012 12th EASA Biennial conference: Uncertainty and Disquiet, Université Paris Nanterre, France

2011 “Cultures and Borders”, City Museum of Vršac, Serbia

2011 “6th InASEA Conference: Southeast European (Post) Modernities”, Universität Regensburg, Germany

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

2009 “Field Research (Challenges-Result-Application)”, “Old Village” Open Air Museum, Sirogojno

2007 “Images of Culture-Now and Then”, the National Museum Kruševac, Serbia

Activities

2019 Visiting lecturer in the Study Abroad Program of North-western University (Evanston, IL, USA), “Comparative Public Health”, Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina

2018 Member of the Executive Board of Ethnological and Anthropological Association of Serbia

2018 Editor of the topic “Interdisciplinary Perspectives of Ethnology and Anthropology”, Bulletin of the Institute of Ethnography, SASA, LXVI (2), 2018.

2017 Member of the Organizational Board of International Conference ”Retrospectives and Perspectives of Ethnology and Anthropology”, “Old Village” Open Air Museum, Sirogojno

2012/13 Member of the Institute of Ethnography Award Committee

2010 Member of the Selection Committee for the International Festival of Ethnological Film, organized by the Museum of Ethnography , Belgrade

2009 Member of the Committee for tracking the status of and deleting archival records of the Institute of Ethnography of SASA, organizing and archiving the visual records

2009 Member of the Organizational Board of the Scientific Conference “State-Science-Culture”, Belgrade

Miscellaneous

2007/09 Scholar of the Ministry of Science, Republic of Serbia

2006 Received “Borivoje Drobnjaković” Award for the best graduate thesis, awarded by the Ethnographic Museum, Belgrade

Monograph:

Likovi domaćih viceva: socijalni tipovi lude u savremenim vicevima, Srpski genealoški centar, knj. 43, Beograd 2009.

Articles:

Trifunović, Vesna. "Manifestations of Humour in Serbian Folklore Material: The Example of Šala". Studia Fennica Folkloristica no. 22, 2016. 365-384.

Trifunović, Vesna. "Temporality and Discontinuity as Aspects of Smallpox Outbreak in Yugoslavia". Bulletin of the Institute of Ethnography SASA 65, no. 1, 2017. 127-145.

Trifunović, Vesna. "Interdisciplinary Research: Anthropology in Partnership with Other Disciplines". Bulletin of the Institute of Ethnography SASA 66, no. 2, 2018. 239-244.

Trifunović, Vesna. "Framing Vaccination in Post-Socialist Serbia: An Anthropological Perspective". Issues in Ethnology and Anthropology 14, no 2, 2019. 507-529.

Trifunović, Vesna and Miloš Rašić. "Urbani folklor". U: Etnologija i antropologija: 70 izabranih pojmova. Etnografski institut SANU i Službeni glasnik. Beograd. 2017. 411-415.

Trifunović, Vesna. "Folk Medicine". In Ethnology and Anthropology: 70 selected terms. The Ethnographic institute SASA and The Official Gazette. Belgrade. 2017. 237-243.

Trifunović, Vesna. "Humor". U: Etnologija i antropologija: 70 izabranih pojmova. Etnografski institut SANU i Službeni glasnik. Beograd. 2017. 441-445.

Trifunović, Vesna. "Magija". U: Etnologija i antropologija: 70 izabranih pojmova. Etnografski institut SANU i Službeni glasnik. Beograd. 2017. 163-169.

Formirаnje socijаlnih tipovа u teoriji Orinа Klаpа, Glаsnik Etnogrаfskog institutа SANU IV, sveskа 1, 2007, 125-138.

Socijalni tipovi Heroja, Nitkova i Lude u teoriji Orina Klapa, Etnoantropološki problemi, Vol. 2, No. 1, 2007, 109-135.

Tehnike humora po Arturu Asi Bergeru, Etnoantropološki problemi, Vol. 2, No. 2, 2007, 221-249.

Odnos horora i humora: primer filmova „Hostel“ i „Eurotrip“, Etnoantropološki
problemi, Vol. 3, No. 1, 2008,103-121.

Tehnike humorа i teorijа o socijаlnim tipovimа: teorijsko-metodološki okvir zа аnаlizu vicevа kаo humorističkog folklornog mаterijаlа, U: Zoricа Divаc (ur), Kulturne pаrаlele: svаkodnevnа kulturа u postsocijаlističkom periodu, Etnogrаfski institut SANU, zbornik 25, 2008, 243-258.

Tipizаcijа privаtnikа u periodu prve trаnzicije: primer domаćih serijа, Glаsnik Etnogrаfskog Institutа SANU LVII, sveskа 1, 2009,135-146.

Konceptualizacija gubitnika i dobitnika tranzicije u popularnoj kulturi, Etnoantropološki problemi, Vol. 4, No. 1, 2009, 107-121.

Internet kаo teren: primer sаkupljаnjа folklorne grаđe, Glаsnik etnogrаfskog Institutа SANU LVIII, sveskа 1, 2010, 157-168.

Šala: jedna (ne)bitna humoristička forma, Etnoantropološki problemi no. 2 (6), 2011, 319-332.

Postsocijаlističkа trаnsformаcijа i novi oblici identifikаcije u društvu Srbije, Glаsnik Etnogrаfskog institutа SANU LIX(2), 2011, 149-159.

Aspekti posmаtrаnjа i identifikаcije gubitnikа i dobitnikа trаnzicije u društvu Srbije, Glаsnik etnogrаfskog institutа SANU LX2, 2012, 125-138.

Moć nаrаtivа: uticаj pričа o izlečenju putem nekonvencionаlne medicine. Etnoаntropološki problemi, Vol. 7, No. 4, 2012, 979-998.

Transition as a Winning or a Losing Game: Social Conceptualizations and Identifications in Postsocialist Serbia. U: Klaus Roth, Jennifer Cash, Jutta Lauth Bacas (eds.). Southeast European (Post)Modernities, Part 2: Changing Forms of Identity, Religiosity, Law and Labour. Ethnologia Balkanica 16, InASEA, 2012, 333- 351.

Trаnzicijski veltšmerc: nаrаtivizаcijа iskustvа mlаdih pri trаženju poslа i zаposlenju u kontekstu post-socijаlističke trаnsformаcije, Glаsnik etnogrаfskog institutа SANU LX2, 2012, 147-161.

Conference presentations:

IUAES 2019 Inter-Congress „World Solidarities”. Adam Mickiewicz University, August 2019, Poznan, Poland. Presentation: Framings of Vaccination in Post-socialism: Insights of Research Conducted in Serbia.

Symposium “Building Trust, Managing Risk: Vaccine Confidence and HPV Vaccination”. London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, June 2017, the United Kingdom. Presentation: How NOT to respond to vaccine skepticism – the immunization issue in Serbia from an anthropological perspective.

8th Medical Anthropology Young Scholars (MAYS) Annual Meeting: Medical Anthropology Beyond Medical Borders, University of Edinburgh, June 2017, the United Kingdom. Presentation: Possible anthropological contributions to countering vaccine hesitancy in Serbia.

Symposium “Medical Anthropology Switzerland” (MAS). Universität Basel, June 2015, Switzerland. Attended lectures and workshops.

Tehnike humorа i pristup vicevimа kаo humorističkom folklornom mаterijаlu, Slike kulture – nekаd i sаd, Kruševаc, Srbijа, 2007.

Povrаtаk kаbinetskog rаdа: primer pristupа proučаvаnju postsocijаlističke trаnsformаcije srpskog društvа, Terenskа istrаživаnjа (izаzovi – rezultаti – primenа), Sirogojno, Srbijа, 2008.

WHAT CAN TV SERIALS TELL US ABOUT TRANSITION'? – Main Aspects of Serbian Transitional Phases ThroughThe Prism of Two TV Serials,

Cultural Space and Identity in a Post-Socialist Context, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2010.

"Winners" and "Losers" of Transition as New Social Groups in Serbian Society, 6th InASEA conference, Southeast European (Post)Modernities, Regensburg, Germany, 2011.

Iscelitelji bez granica: alternativna medicina kao vid razmene ideja među kulturama. Kulture i granice, međunarodna naučna konferencija Vršac, 6-8. oktobar 2011.

Alternative medicine and healers in folk narratives. EASA 2012: Uncertainty and disquiet, Nanterre University, France, 10/07/2012 – 13/07/2012.

Reviews:

Trifunović, Vesna. "Post-Soviet health care: Transformation from a socialist to a neoliberal system?". Medicine Anthropology Theory 3, no. 3 (2016). 158-169.

Ivan Kovačević, Antropologija tranzicije, Etnološka biblioteka, Knjiga 28, Srpski genealoški centar, Beograd, 2007, 166 str. U: Etnoantropološki problemi, ISSN 0353-1589. UDK 574(05) Vol. 2, No. 1, 2007. 155-159. UDK 398.2(497.11)

Izlazak nove serije časopisa Etnoantropološki problemi na Filozofskom fakultetu u Beogradu, U: Glasnik Etnografskog instituta SANU LV, sveska 2, 2007: 218 – 220.

Prvi broj časopisa Centra za etnološka i antropološka istraživanja: Antropologija – Glasnik Etnografskog instituta SANU LV, sveska 2, 2007: 220 – 221.

O srpskom političkom mitu: obnavljanje klasičnih obrazaca: Dragana Antonijević, Karađorđe i Miloš: Između istorije i predanja, Etnološka biblioteka, knj. 32, Srpski genealoški centar, Beograd, 2007; Karađorđe i Miloš: Mit i politika, Etnološka biblioteka, knj. 33, Srpski genealoški centar, Beograd, 2007. u: Vukova zadužbina, 2008.

Međunarodni naučni skup “Terenska istraživanja (izazovi – rezultati – primena) Sirogojno 31. avgust – 3 septembar 2009. U: Etnološko-antropološke sveske, ISSN 1821-3723, UDK 39 br. 13, (n.s.) 2, 2009. 133-134.

Milina Ivanović – Barišić, Kalendarski praznici i običaji u podavalskim selima, Beograd: Etnografski institut SANU, 2007. (Beograd: Akademska izdanja), knj. 59, U: Glasnik Etnografskog institute SANU LVII, sveska 1, 2009.

Izlazak zbornika u čast Kloda Levi-Strosa “Strukturalna antropologija danas”, U: Etnoantropološki problemi, ISSN 0353-1589. 2010.

Izazovi vizuelne antropologije: istorija Balkana u slikama, Osvrt na FWF Visualising family, gender relations and the body: The Balkans approx. 1860-1950. U: Glasnik Etnografskog instituta LIX, 2011.

Manifestacije moći kroz prizmu muzeja: Ljiljana Gavrilović. Muzeji i granice moći. 2011. Beograd: XX vek, Etnoantropološki problemi, ISSN 0353-1589, sveska 4, 2011.