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Azra Hromadžić

Azra Hromadžić

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Azra Hromadžić

Associate Professor, Anthropology Department

Dr. Ralph E. Montonna Endowed Professor

Senior Research Associate, Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration


Syracuse University (2010-present)

  • Anthropological Theory
  • Peoples and Cultures of the World
  • Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 
  • Women, War and Peace
  • Peace and Conflict in the Balkans
  • Violence and Reconciliation 
  • Love/Care/Abandonment 
  • First Year Forum: Femininity and Masculinity go to College 
  • Citizenship Across Cultures and Societies 
  • Global Citizenship 

Univerisity of Bihać, Fulbright Visiting Professor (Spring 2017)

  • American Civilization: Contemporary American Society 

University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh (2007-2010) 

  • Introduction to Anthropology
  • Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 
  • American Ethnography
  • World Ethnography 
  • Women, War, and Peace

University of Pennsylvania (2004)

  • The Anthropology of Violence and Reconciliation
  • Exploring the Majors: A Summer Experience. Summer School for High School Students.

Diplomatic Academy of Vienna, European International Relations Summer School (2004)

  • Women and Security 

Highest degree earned

Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa. (USA) 2009


Azra Hromadžić is a cultural anthropologist with research interests in the anthropology of international policy in the context of state-making in postwar Bosnia and Herzegovina. Her book, "Citizens of an Empty Nation: Youth and State-Making in Postwar Bosnia and Herzegovina" (University of Pennsylvania Press), 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. The book was translated into Serbian in 2017 ("Samo Bosne nema: Mladi i građenje države u posleratnoj Bosni i Hercegovini." Beograd: Biblioteka XX Vek).  

Several years ago, Hromadžić initiated a new project that ethnographically researches aging, care and social services in the context of postwar and postsocialist Bosnia and Herzegovina. She co-edited (with Monika Palmberger) a volume titled "Care Across Distance: Ethnographic Explorations of Aging and Migration" which is forthcoming with Berghahn Books.

Hromadžić spent the spring semester of 2017 as a Fulbright Scholar in Bosnia-Herzegovina where she conducted research and taught at the University of Bihać. This experience propelled her to begin a new research project on water politics and pedagogies, political imagination and infrastructure in Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Hromadžić is the recipient of the 2017 Daniel Patrick Moynihan Award for Teaching and Research, the 2017 Excellence in Graduate Education Faculty Recognition Award and the 2014 Meredith Teaching Recognition Award.


Political anthropology; ethno-political violence and post-conflict reconciliation; socialism and post-socialism; gender; youth cultural practices; social policy and welfare; aging, care and responsibility; the Balkans.