Case Study: Montenegro
Saša Nedeljković was born in 1969 in Belgrade. In 1993 graduated from the Department of Ethnology and Anthropology at the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade. At the same institution he received his MPhil, in 1999 (thesis entitled «Religious Affiliation as Marker of National Identity») and PhD, in 2005 (thesis entitled «The Construction of National Identity»). Presently Dr. Nedeljkovic is a lecturer (assistant professor) at the same Department, teaching courses in Anthropology of Ethnicity, Ethnogenesis, Anthropology of Crime, Culture and Violence. He received two scholarships/study grants: from 1994 to 1996 from the Employment Bureau of the Republic of Serbia as a novice researcher, and in 2001, from WUS Austria within the CEEPUS program, as visiting lecturer at the Institute of Southeast European History in Graz, where he held the course entitled «Ethnicity, Nationalism and Migrations: the Case of Serbia». He participated in numberous national and international conferences, and in several projects, some of which he supervised (e.g. «The Ethnic Mosaic of Serbia»). Currently he is a researcher at the project «Cultural Identities in European Integration and Regionalization Processes» funded by the Ministry of Science and Environmental Protection of the Republic of Serbia. He has published a series of articles in international scientific publications, and gave invited lectures at home and abroad (in Serbia, Slovenia and Austria). He is a member of a number of international anthropological associations (SIEF, EASA, and INASEA). Currently he presides over the assembly of «Ethnoart» NGO. His specific interests include issues in ethnicity, nationalism, ethnogenesis, socio-linguistics, religion, mythology, migrations and crime.
His other interests are writing fiction and playing piano.