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Ermis Lafazanovski


Marko-Cepenkov Institute of Folklore in Skopje (Republic of Macedonia)

Team Leader

Case Study: Macedonia





CV and list of publications

Research Proposal



Ermis Lafazanovski was born 1961 in Cluj (Romania).

Ermis Lafazanovski works as Scientific Counselor at the Marko Cepenkov Institute for Folklore in Skopje, which is the leading ethnographic research institute in the Republic of Macedonia. He has a particular interest in oral history and in text interpretation, which resulted in several book publications. In his research, he employs interdisciplinary approaches, combining literature, history and anthropology.
Ermis  is also one of the best known contemporary Macedonian writers.


  • B.A. in South Slavic Literature - "University St.Cyril and Methodius" Skopje 1989
  • M.A. in World Literature - University of Zagreb, Croatia, 1993
  • Dr.  in Macedonian Folk Literature, "University St.Cyril and Methodius"  Skopje 1997


  • 1991 - present, Prof. Dr. Scientific Cancelor at  "Marko Cepenkov"- Institute of Folklore, Skopje, Macedonia