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Azra Hromadžić

Associate Professor, Anthropology

Azra Hromadzic

Contact Information

209C Maxwell Hall
(315) 443-5782
Curriculum Vitae
Azra Hromadžić CV 2017

O'Hanley Faculty Scholar


Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA (U.S.A.) 2009


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; and the Balkans.


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 


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 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.  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, social policy, and care, I 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 futures.