Assistant Professor, Anthropology
Ph.D, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 2009
Political anthropology; ethno-political violence and post-conflict reconciliation; socialism and post-socialism; gender; youth cultural practices; comparative education; aging, care, and responsibility; and the Balkans.
I am a cultural anthropologist with
research interests in the anthropology of international policy in the context
of state-making in postwar Bosnia and Herzegovina. My book manuscript
provisionally titled "Empty Nation: Youth, Education and State-making in
postwar Bosnia and Herzegovina" is under contract and accepted for
publication with the University of Pennsylvania Press. The book is an ethnographic investigation of
the internationally directed postwar intervention policies in Bosnia and
Herzegovina and the response of local people, especially youth, to these policy
efforts. My research documents how the ethnic emphasis of the
international integration policies and programs is working in practice to
undermine the possibility for the emergence of common, cross-ethnic association
in the Bosnian state. Instead, the internationally-designed state-making
and peace-building project has perpetuated the materialization of what I call
an "empty nation" in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Recently I initiated a new project
which ethnographically researches aging in the context of postwar and
postsocialist Bosnia and Herzegovina. By focusing on aging as an analytic
with which to capture the altering circumstances surrounding post-Yugoslav responsibility
and care, I hope to portray the unique role that aging plays in shaping the
fields of labor, hope, desire, and expectations about postsocialist, postwar
and European subjectivities, citizenship regimes, identifications and
Hromadzic, A. Forthcoming Spring 2015. Citizens of an
Empty Nation: Youth and State-making in Postwar Bosnia-Herzegovina.
Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press (The Ethnography of Political
Articles, Book Chapters and Book Reviews
Hromadzic, A. (under review). “How Many Cows Does Denmark
Have?” Cheating Citizens and their Democratic Predicament in Bosnia and
(under review). “On Not Dating Just Anybody: Politics and Poetics of Flirting in
a Postwar City.”
Hromadzic, A. Forthcoming 2014. “‘Only When the Spider Web Becomes Too Heavy’: Youth,
Unemployment and the Social Life of Waiting in Postwar and Postsocialist
Bosnia-Herzegovina.” The Journal of
Social Policy 11. Special Issue Youth unemployment:
policies, measures and challenges.
Hromadzic, A. Forthcoming 2014. Review of Places of Pain: Forced Displacement, Popular Memory
and Trans-Local Identities in Bosnian War-Torn Communities. (Hariz
Halilovich, Berghahn Books, 2013). American
Hromadzic, A. 2013. “Discourses
of Trans-ethnic Narod in Postwar
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina.” Nationalities Papers: The Journal of
Nationalism and Ethnicity 41(2): 259-275.
Hromadzic, A. 2012. “Once We had a House; Invisible
Citizens and Consociational Democracy in Postwar Mostar, Bosnia and
Herzegovina.” Social Analysis
2012. “Miješanje u školskim toaletima: Mladi i politika povjeranje u
poslijeratnoj Bosni i Hercegovini,” in Danijela Majstorović (Ed.) Critical Cultural Studies in the
Post-Yugoslav Space. University of Banja Luka. (Translation of Hromadzic, A. 2011. “Bathroom Mixing: Youth
Negotiate Democracy in Postconflict Bosnia and Herzegovina,” PoLAR:
Political and Legal Anthropology Review 34(2):268-289.)
Hromadzic, A. 2012. Review of Three
Lights on the Queen’s Face: On Mixing, Muddle, and Mêlée
(Larisa Jasarevic, Religion and Culture Web Forum,
University of Chicago DivinitySchool).http://divinity.uchicago.edu/martycenter/publications/webforum/042012/Hromadzic%20response%20to%20Jasarevic%20Final.pdf
Hromadzic, A. 2012. Review of Peacebuilding
in the Balkans: The View from the Ground Floor (Paula M.
Pickering, Cornell University Press, 2007). PoLAR
Hromadzic, A. 2011. “Bathroom Mixing: Youth Negotiate Democracy in
Postconflict Bosnia and Herzegovina,” PoLAR: Political and Legal
Hromadzic, A. 2011. Review of Sarajevo
Under Siege: Anthropology in Wartime (Ivana Maček UPenn Press, 2009) Ethnopolitics 10 (3-4):474-5.
2009. “Smoking doesn’t kill, it unites!
Cultural Meanings and Practices of ‘Mixing’ in Post-conflict Bosnia and
Herzegovina,” in Claire McGlynn,
Michalinos Zembylas, Zvi Bekerman, and Tony Gallagher (Eds.), Peace Education in Conflict and
Post-conflict Societies: Comparative Perspectives. Palgrave Macmillan. This book won the CIES Jackie Kirk Outstanding Book
Award in 2011.
Hromadzic, A. 2008. “Discourses of Integration and
Practices of Reunification at the Mostar Gymnasium,” Comparative Education Review,
Special Issue Education and
Conflict/Postconflict Societies 52 (4): 541-63.
Hromadzic, A. 2008. “Discourses of Integration and
Politics of Reunification in Post-conflict Bosnia-Herzegovina: Case Study of
the Gymnasium Mostar.” New Europe College Regional Program Year Book,
Hromadzic, A. 2006. “Challenging the Discourse of the
Bosnian War Rapes” in Janet E. Johnson and Jean C. Robinson (Eds.), Living
with Gender after Communism. University of Indiana Press, pp. 169-184.
Hromadzic, A. 2004.
“Kriegsvergewaltigungen in Bosnien: Alte und neue Erklaerungsansaetze” (War Rapes
in Bosnia: Old and New Approaches) in Ruth Seifert (Ed.), Gender, Identitaet und kriegerischer Konflikt. Das Beispiel des
ehemaligen Jugoslawien, (Gender, Identity and Armed Conflict. The Example
of the Former Yugoslavia), bi-lingual English-German volume, Lit Publishers
Publications in Preparation
A. n.d. “Intimate Citizens: Teachers’ Strike and the Politics of Interethnic
Solidarity in Postwar Mostar, Bosnia-Herzegovina.” Perspectives on European Politics and Society 16(3), Special Issue Europeanizing the spaces for lived
citizenship in the post-Yugoslav states. (Special Issue will be published
in 2015, pending review process)
Hromadzic, A. n.d. “Where were they until now?” Aging, Care and
Abandonment in a Bosnian Town” in David Montgomery (Ed.) Everyday Life
in the Balkans. Edited volume in preparation for the University of
A. n.d. “Loving labour: work, care and
entrepreneurial citizenship in a Bosnian town” in Stef Jansen,
Čarna Brković and Vanja Čelebičić (Eds.) Negotiating Socialities in Bosnia and
volume in preparation for Ashgate Publishers.
Reports, Blogs, and Media
037 Television Bihac’s Prvi Sat, hosted by Ljubisa Markovic,
Bihac, August 16, 2012.
Feature Interview, Una-Sana Canton Television,
hosted by Emina Ramic, Bihac August 15,2012.(http://www.rtvbihac.ba/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=1592:mije%C5%A1anje-u-%C5%A1kolskim-toaletima-mladi-i-politika-pomirenja&Itemid=199) Hromadzic, A. 2012. “Political Subjectivities and
Local Nationalisms in Postwar Bosnia and Herzegovina.” PARCC. Syracuse
University. May 2011. Blog.
Trutkowski, C. and
Hromadzic, A. 2006. “Civil Service Training Project: Mid-term Evaluation.” UNDP
Hromadzic, A. 2002. “The Evaluation of the
Re-connect Program.” CoB. Report.
Feature Interview, WYBE Television's Philly
Live, Hosted by Ashok Gangadean, "Bosnia: The Current Situation," with
Philadelphia, 9 April 2001
Research Grants and Awards
GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS
- Appleby-Mosher Fund from Maxwell School, Syracuse University, 2012-2014.
- National Council for Eurasian and East European Research, Short-term Travel Grant 2012.
- International Research and Exchange Board (IREX), Short-Term Travel Grants Program, 2012 (declined).
- PARCC (Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Celebration), Mini-grant, 2012.
- Appleby-Mosher Fund from Maxwell School, Syracuse University, 2010-2012.
- Social Science Research Council Book Fellowship, 2011.
- Dissertation Fellowship in Southeast European Studies, American Council of Learned Societies, 2008-2009.
- Josephine de Karman Dissertation Fellowship, 2008-2009.
- Dissertation Fellowship for Research Related to Education, Spencer Foundation, 2007-2008.
- Peace Scholar Dissertation Fellowship, US Institute of Peace, 2006-2007.
- Dissertation Writing Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania, 2006-2007.
- International Dissertation Field Research Fellowship, Social Science Research Council, 2005-2006.
- International Fellowship, American Association of the University Women, 2005-2006.
- Regional Fellowship Program, New Europe College, Romania, 2005-2006.
- Penfield Scholarship in Diplomacy, International Affairs, and Belles Lettres, University of Pennsylvania, 2005-2006.
- Research Fellowship for the Study of the ex-Yugoslav Refugees in New York City, Center for the Advanced Studies of Sofia, 2004-2005.
- William Penn Fellowship of Support to Outstanding Incoming Graduate Students, University of Pennsylvania, September 2002-May 2005.
- Summer Field Research Fellowship for the Study of Study of Women's Identity in Relation to Rape and Ethnic Conflict in Bosnia, Anthropology Department, University of Pennsylvania, June -August 2002.
- Research Fellowship for the Study of Women's Identity in Relation to Rape and Ethnic Conflict Solomon Asch Center for Study of Ethnopolitical Conflict, University of Pennsylvania, September 2001-June 2002.
HONORS AND AWARDS
Teaching Recognition Award, Syracuse
Univeristy, Spring 2014
- Penn Prize for Excellence in Teaching by Graduate
Students, Spring 2004
- Phi Beta Kappa
- Summa Cum
Laude graduate of University of Pennsylvania