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Dr. Rozita Dimova

Osteuropa Institut

Arbeitsbereich Geschichte Südosteuropas

Adresse Garystr. 55
14195 Berlin
Telefon +49 (0)30 838-57049
E-Mail rozita@zedat.fu-berlin.de

Anthropologin und Mitarbeiterin im Forschungsprojekt "New and Ambiguous Nation-building Processes in Southeastern Europe" (gefördert von der Volkswagenstiftung und dem österreichischen Wissenschaftsfonds FWF)

 


My  position as a coordinator of the project Ambiguous Identities and Nation-state building in Southeastern Euope led by the Free University of Berlin, Institute for Eastern European Studies, will coordinate the teamwork of senior and junior researchers examining four specific nation-building processes in South-eastern Europe from historical and anthropological perspectives: the Bosniak (Bosnian), Macedonian, Moldovan and Montenegrin cases.

As a postodctoral research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology (2003-2006), I have begun a new project based on field research among Bosnian refugees and Diaspora in Germany and the US.  I have compared imagination of homeland and experiences of Bosnians who have settled in Berlin with the experiences of Bosnians who had to resettle in the US, and with those who had to return to Bosnia and Herzegovina after the Bosnian war (1991-1995). This research is of critical significance for providing better understanding of the interface between governmental and international legal decisions regulating refugees and displaced people and how the people themselves struggle, deal or subvert the rules imposed on them.


EDUCATION:

  • 1996-2003
    Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA.
    Department of Cultural and Social Anthropology, Doctor of Philosophy in Anthropology.
    Thesis: Lost Objects: Ethnicity, Consumption, and Gendered Spaces in Macedonia.
  • 1995-1996
    Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA.
    Department of Anthropology, Master of Arts in Anthropology.
    Thesis: Reframing the Nation, Rewriting the Past: Macedonian National Identity since 1991.
  • 1994-1995
    University of Cambridge (Downing College), Cambridge, UK.
    Department of Social Anthropology, Master of Philosophy in Social Anthropology.
    Thesis: Perceiving Multivalences: Statuses of Women in the Balkan Zadruga.
  • 1993-1994
    Central European University, (Budapest College), Budapest, Hungary.
    Department of History, Master of Arts in History.
    Thesis: Comparison Between the Torbesh Zadruga and the Hungarian Joint Family.
  • 1988-1992
    University St Cyril and Methodius, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia.
    Department of Ethnology, Bachelor of Arts in Ethnology.
    Thesis: Rituals and Customs Concerning Pregnancy, Child Bearing and Early Childhood Among the Torbesh Group in the Republic of Macedonia.

 

ACADEMIC HONORS, FELLOWSHIPS AND GRANTS:

  • 2003-2006
    Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle, Germany
  • 2003
    Robert Texture Award for Outstanding Anthropological Creativity, Department of Cultural and Social Anthropology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA.
    Geballe Dissertation Fellow, Humanities Center, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA. (Awarded full tuition and living stipend to serve as a Humanities Fellow in residence)
  • 2002-2003
    Graduate Dissertation Fellow, Stanford Institute for Research on Women and Gender, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA.
  • 2002-2003
    MacArhtur Consortium Dissertation Fellowship, Stanford Center for International Security and Cooperation, Stanford, CA, USA. (Declined)
  • 2002-2003
    MacArthur Consortium Affiliate, Stanford Center for International Security and Cooperation, Stanford, CA, USA.
  • 2002
    Fellow, Center for Conflict and Negotiation Fellowship, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA.
  • 2001
    Mellon Dissertation Write-Up Grant, Department of Cultural and Social Anthropology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA.
  • 2001
    O’Bie Shultz Fellowship, Dissertation Research Travel Grant, Institute of International Studies, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA.
  • 1999
    NSF (National Science Foundation) Dissertation Fieldwork Research Grant for fieldwork conducted in Macedonia from June 1999 until January 2001.
  • 1998
    Mellon Department of Anthropology Summer Grant, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA.
  • 1997
    Mellon Summer Research Grant, Dept. of Anthropology, Stanford University and Center for Russian and Eastern European Studies Summer Research Grant, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA.
  • 1996-2000
    New Democracy Fellowship, Institute for International Studies, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA. (Four year tuition and living stipend).
  • 1995-1996
    Pre-Doctoral Fellowship, Central European University, Department of History, Budapest College, Budapest, Hungary.
  • 1995
    Summer Research Travel Grant University of Cambridge, Downing College, Cambridge, UK.  Cambridge Overseas Trust and Soros Foundation Joint Scholarship.  (One year tuition and living stipend for the M.Phil. Program at Cambridge).
  • 1993-1994
    Soros Foundation M.A. Scholarship at the Central European University, Budapest, Hungary.
  • 1992
    University St Cyril and Methodius Department of Ethnology, The Best Student of the Year Award, Skopje, Macedonia.
  • 1988-1992
    Republic of Macedonia Ministry of Education Scholarship, Skopje, Macedonia.

TEACHING AND RESEARCH POSITIONS:

  • 2004-2006
    Postdoctoral Research Fellow
    , Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle/Saale, Germany

  • 2003
    Teaching Affiliate
    , Department of Cultural and Social Anthropology, Stanford University for the Undergraduate Lecture-style Course Introduction to Cultural and Social Anthropology, Stanford, CA, USA.
  • 2002
    Teaching Affiliate, Department of Cultural and Social Anthropology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA. Instructor for the Undergraduate Course Anthropology of the Balkans, Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA. (Designed and thought the seminar-style course).
  • 2001
    Research Assistant for Professor Akhil Gupta, Department of Cultural and Social Anthropology, Stanford, CA, USA. (Conducted Library Research for Prof. Gupta’s Project on the link between the State and Space).
  • 2001
    Research Assistant for Professor Purnima Mankekar, Department of Cultural and Social Anthropology, Stanford, CA, USA. (Conducted Internet Research for Prof. Mankekar’s Project on Cross Cultural Representations of St. Valentine).
  • 2001
    Teaching Assistant for Professor Sarah Jain’s Course Car Culture, Department of Cultural and Social Anthropology, Stanford, CA, USA. (Facilitated discussions, graded papers, and communicated with students about their paper topics).
  • 1998
    Research Assistant for Prof. Carol Delaney’s Course Investigating Culture, Anthropology Department, Stanford, CA, USA. (Facilitated the class film series twice a week).
  • 1998
    Teaching Assistant for Prof. Nicholas De Genova’s Course Racialization of Culture, Anthropology Department, Stanford, CA, USA. (Facilitated discussions).
  • 1997
    Teaching Assistant for Prof. Clifford Barnet’s Course inMedical Anthropology,
    Anthropology Department, Stanford, CA, USA. (Led two sections twice a week, graded papers, graded final exam, and communicated with students about their paper topics).
  • Instructor in Macedonian language, Slavic Department. Stanford, CA, USA.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:

  • American Anthropological Association
  • American Ethnological Society
  • American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Völkerkunde (German Anthropological Society)
  • Canadian Association of Slavic Studies
  • International Association for Southeastern European Anthropology

PUBLICATIONS

  • 2006
    From Protection to Ordeal: Status of Bosnian Refugees  in Berlin. Max Planck Institute Working Paper Series, Paper No. 83.

    Rights and Size: ethnic minorities, nation-states and international community in the Balkans. Zeitshrift für Ethologie. Band 130, Heft 2, 117-139.

    “Modern“ Masculinities: Gender, Power and Emancipation in contemporary Macedonia. Nationalities Papers, Vol. 34, No. 3, July  2006, 305-320.

    Duldung Trauma: Bosnian Refugees in Berlin. Conference Proceedings from the Workshop on Developments and Patterns of Migration Processes in CEE Prague, 25-27 August 2005.

  • 2003
    Lost Objects: Ethnicity, Consumption, and Gendered Spaces in Contemporary Macedonia. Ph.D. Thesis. Department of Cultural and Social Anthropology. Stanford University.

    Review of the book “Balkan as Metaphor.” MIT Press. 2002. Artmargins. June 2003.

    Letter from the Field: 2002 Elections in Macedonia.  CASA Newsletter, Volume 3, Number 1, Winter 2003.

  • 2000
    Fixing Spaces: Nationalized Spatiality in Contemporary Kumanovo. In Szabo Eniko (ed.): Transformation of Communication Culture, Budapest: Hungarian Academy of Science Press.

  • 1998
    Reframing the Nation, Rewriting the Past. Ed. Kristina Kramer In: Indiana University Press Slavic Series.

  • 1994
    The Position of Women in the Torbesh Zadruga, in Peto, Andrea and Pittaway, Mark (Eds.): CEU History Department Working Papers Series I, Budapest: Central European University.

 

FORTHCOMING PUBLICATIONS:

  • From Past Necessity to Contemporary Friction: migration, class and ethnicity in Macedonia. MPI Working Paper Series. (Forthcoming in December 2006).
  • Politics of Tolerance: Duldung status and Bosnian refugees in Berlin. Berliner Debatte-INITIAL. Special edition: Violence and Memory in Postsocialist Societies: Anthropological perspectives. Volume 3, 2007.
  • Consuming the "Other:" The South-Eastern European Case. EthnoAnthropoZoom (Journal of the Department of Ethnology at the Faculty of Natural Sciences), University Cyril and Methodius, Skopje, Macedonia.(Forthcoming in the 2006 issue).

 

WORK IN PROGRESS:

  • Lost Possessions: Ethnicity, Consumption, and Gendered Spaces in Macedonia. (Manuscript in progress to be published by Stanford University Press).
  • Consuming Nationalism: Ethnicity and Consumption in post-1991 Macedonia. (Article in progress to be submitted for review to Cultural Anthropology Journal). 

 

 

 

 

 

Letzte Aktualisierung: 17.05.2013

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