Asst. Prof. Nataša Gregorič Bon, Ph.D.

Research Fellow, Institute of Anthropological and Spatial Studies, Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts

Office: ZRC SAZU, Novi trg 2/II, No. 303
Tel.: 01 4706 535
Office hours: Wednesday 13 – 15


B.A. Cultural Studies (University of Ljubljana, 2002)

M.A. Social Anthropology (Ljubljana Graduate School of the Humanities, 2004)

Ph.D. Anthropology (University of Nova Gorica, 2008)



  • Papua New Guinea, Itokama, Oro, Northern Province, 3 months (1998);
  • Papua New Guinea, Bwaidoga village, Goodenough Island, 3 months (2002);
  • Albania, central and southern Albania, 1 month (2004);
  • Albania, Dhermi/Drimades and Palasa village, Himara area, 12 months (2004-2005), 1 month (2008);
  • Albania, Himara area, Vlora, Tirana, 1 month (2009), 1 month (2010), 1 month (2011), 1 month (2012), 1,5 months (2015);
  • Albania, Tirana, Vlora, Vjosa riverbed villages, 2 months (2016), 1 month (2017).


Research interests:

  • Spatial anthropology;
  • Border dynamics;
  • Europeanisation;
  • Migrations; 
  • Movements/nonmovements, mobility/immobility;
  • Anthropology of future; 
  • Anthropology of infrastructure;
  • Land and water routes;
  • Water and waterscapes. 

  • Departmental Visitor, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, Australian National University in Canberra (2002); 
  • Affiliated Researcher at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London (2009);
  • Guest lecturer at the seminar Migration in Europe: New Dimensions, Interdisciplinary Approaches, Plural Perspectives and visiting scholar at the University of Stavanger (2010);
  • Research Fellow, Centre of South East European Studies, University of Graz (2014). 

  • Book Review Editor, Anthropological Notebooks, the journal of Slovenian Anthropological Society;
  • Co-editor of the book series Place, Space, Time, ZRC Publishing House. 

Gregorič Bon, N. 2017. Movement matters: The case of southern Albania. In: de Rapper, G. (ed.). Albanie: Renaissance d´unediscipline, EthnologieFrançaise, 47 (2): 301-308.

–––––. 2017. Silenced border crossing and gendered material flows in southern Albania. In: Donnan, H., Hurd, M., Leutloff-Grandits, C. (eds.). Migrating borders and moving times: temporality and the crossing of borders in Europe, (Rethinking borders). Manchester: Manchester University Press, pp. 140-156.

Gregorič Bon N. and J. Repič (eds.) 2016. Moving Places. Relations, Return and Belonging. Oxford, New York: Berghahn Books. 

Gregorič Bon, N. 2016. Rooting routes. (Non-)movements in southern Albania. In: Gregorič Bon, N. and J. Repič (eds.), Moving Places. Relations, Return and Belonging. Oxford, New York: Berghahn Books.

Gregorič Bon, N., J. Repič and A. Janko Spreizer. 2013. (Non)movement and Place Making (Space, Place Time Series) (in Slovenian). Ljubljana: ZRC Publishing House.

Gregorič Bon, N. 2014. Secular journeys, sacred places: pilgrimage and home-making in the Himarë/Himara of Southern Albania area. In: Eade, Jo and Mario Katić (eds.). Pilgrimage, Politics and Place-Making in Eastern Europe: Crossing the Borders. Surrey: Ashgate, pp. 135–149. 

–––––. 2010. Migrant routes and local roots: negotiating property in Dhërmi/Drimades of Southern Albania. In: Bönisch-Brednich, B. and C. Trundle (eds.). Local lives: Migration and the politics of place, (Studies in migration and diaspora). Surrey: Ashgate, pp. 17–30.

–––––. 2008a. Places of Discordance. Ethnography of Space and Place in the village Dhërmi/Drimades, Southern Albania (in Slovenian). Ljubljana: ZRC Publishing House.

–––––. 2008b. Storytelling as a spatial practice in Dhërmi/Drimades of southern Albania. Anthropological Notebooks 14(2): 7–29.

–––––. 2008c. “Where are we? Europe or Albania”: regionalism as seen by the local people of Dhërmi/Drimades in southern Albania. Dve domovini/Two Homelands 27: 83–106.

–––––. 2008d. Negotiating Rubbish in Dhermi/Drimades of Southern Albania. Tourism, Culture and Communication 8(2): 123–134.


Anthropology of consciousness and practices of awareness

Asst. Prof. Maja Petrović Šteger, Ph. D.,


Anthropology of Fertility

Assoc. Prof. Duška Kneževič Hočevar, Ph.D.,


Cosmology of Mesoamerican Societies

Prof. Ivan Šprajc, Ph.D.,


Epistemological pluralism and “decolonizing” methods in ethnographic research

Assoc. Prof. Pirjo Kristiina Virtanen, Ph.D.,


Laughing politically: toward the anthropology of humor

Prof. Tanja Petrović, Ph.D.,


Public anthropology, social engagement and activism

Assoc. Prof. Ana Hofman, Ph.D.,


Research Methodology in Anthropological Linguistics

Prof. Borut Telban, Ph.D.,

Karmen Kenda-Jež, Ph.D.,


Space and movement: towards anthropology of locations and migrations

Asst. Prof. Nataša Gregorič Bon, Ph.D.,