Ivana Bajic-Hajdukovic (ANT352/HNR360 Food, Identity & Culture)

Ivana Bajic-Hajdukovic came to anthropology via Modern Greek Studies (BA, University of Belgrade) and Southeast European Studies (MA, School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London) inspired by Michael Herzfeld’s ethnographic studies about Greece and the Mediterranean. Postgraduate studies in social anthropology subsequently led the ‘anthropological gaze’ back to her own culture in an attempt to document and understand societal changes during and after the fall of Yugoslavia in the 1990s. Ivana’s research interests include food studies, memory, material culture, migration, and family relationships. Following a PhD in Social Anthropology from University College London in 2008, Ivana was a Max Weber Postdoctoral Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. While there she embarked on a new project on food crisis during the UN embargo in Serbia in the 1990s. The result of this project is a special edition of a journal for Contemporary Southeastern Europe published by the University of Graz, Austria, in November 2014 and a forthcoming book on food and crisis. ibajicha@syr.edu