Prof. Tanja Petrović, Ph.D.

Research Adviser, Institute of Culture and Memory Studies, Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts

Office: ZRC SAZU, Novi trg 2/II, No. 303
Tel.: 01 4706 415
tanja.petrovic@zrc-sazu.si
Office hours: Wednesday 10 – 12

Education: 

B.Sc. Linguistics (University of Belgrade, 1998)

M.Sc. Linguistics (University of Belgrade, 2002)

Ph.D. Sociolinguistics (Ljubljana Postgraduate School of Humanities Institutum Studiorum Humanitatis, 2005)

 

Research interests:

  • Anthropology of Post-Yugoslav Societies;
  • Anthropology of Humour and Laughter;
  • Anthropology of Labour;
  • Memory, legacies, heritage;   
  • Discourses and language ideologies;
  • Photography and visual culture.


  • CEEPUS scholarship, Department of Southeastern European History, University of Graz, Austria (2000);
  • Visiting researcher, Polish Academy of Sciences and Arts, Warsaw (2003);
  • Fellow, Centre for Advanced Studies Sofia (2005–2006);
  • Fellowship of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Vienna (2006)
  • Fellowship of the French Embassy in Slovenia, L’École des hautes études en sciences sociales, Paris (2008);
  • Visiting Researcher, Osaka University, Centre for World Languages, Osaka, Japan (2008);
  • Fellow, Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, Germany (2010–2011);
  • Visiting fellow, The Institute for East and Southeast Europe, University of Regensburg, Germany (2013);
  • Fellow, The Netherlands Institute for Advanced Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences, Wassenaar (2013–2014).

  • Head of the Institute of Culture and Memory Studies, Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts;
  • Member of the Advisory Board of the International Association for Southeast European Antropology (InASEA);
  • Editor in chief of the book series Cultural Memory, ZRC SAZU Publishing house

  • Petrović, T. 2015. Srbija i njen jug: “Junjažki dijalekti” između jezika, kulture i politike. Belgrade: Fabrika knjiga.
  • Petrović, T. 2015. Serbia in the Mirror: Parodying Political and Media Discourses. Slavic Review 74(2), 288-310.
  • Petrović, T. 2015. Portraits of Yugoslav Army soldiers: between partisan and pop-culture imagery. In M. Jakiša, N. Gilić (eds.), Partisans in Yugoslavia: Literature, film and visual culture. Bielefeld: Transcript, 137–156.
  • Petrović, T. (ed.). 2014. Mirroring Europe: Ideas of Europe and Europeanization in Balkan Societies. Leiden – Boston: Brill.
  • Petrović, T. 2014. Multicultural dynamics and heritage (re)appropriation in Bela krajina: negotiating the heritage of the Serbian Orthodox community. Dve domovini 39, 89-102.
  • Petrović, T. 2013. Museums and workers: negotiating industrial heritage in the former Yugoslavia. Narodna umjetnost, 50(1), 96-119.
  • Petrović, T. 2013. Jugoslovenski socializam u muzeju: socijalističko nasleđe kao kulturna baština. In M. Kolanović (ed.), Komparativni postsocijalizam: slavenska iskustva. Zagreb: Filozofski fakultet Sveučilišta, Zagrebačka slavistička škola, 31-46.
  • Petrović, T. 2013. The past that binds us: Yugonostalgia as the politics of future. In: S. Pavlović, M. Živković (eds.), Transcending fratricide: political mythologies, reconciliations, and the uncertain future in the former Yugoslavia. Baden-Baden: Nomos, 129–147.
  • Petrović, T. 2012. Yuropa: Jugoslovensko nasleđe i politike budućnosti u postjugoslovenskim društvima. Beograd: Fabrika knjiga (German translation: Yuropa: das jugoslawische Vermächtnis und Zukunftsstrategien in postjugoslawischen Gesellschaften. Berlin: Verbrecher Verlag, 2015).
  • Petrović, T. 2012. Contested normality: negotiating masculinity in narratives of Service in the Yugoslav People’s Army. In: D. Koleva (ur.), Negotiating normality: everyday lives in socialist institutions. New Brunswick: Transaction Publishers, 83-102.
  • Petrović, T. 2011. The political dimension of post-social memory practices : self-organized choirs in the former Yugoslavia. Defragmenting Yugoslavia, (Südosteuropa, Jg. 59, H. 3). Regensburg: Südost-Institut, 315-329.
  • Petrović, T. (ed.). 2011. Politike reprezentacije v Jugovzhodni Evropi na prelomu stoletij Ljubljana: Založba ZRC.
  • Petrović, T. 2010. “When we were Europe”: Socialist workers in Serbia and their nostalgic narratives. In: M. Todorova (ed.), Remembering Communism: genres of representation. New York: Social Science Research Council, 127–153.
  • Petrović, T. 2010. Officers without an army: Memories of socialism and everyday strategies in post-socialist Slovenia. In: B. Luthar, M. Pušnik (eds.), Remembering utopia: The culture of everyday life in socialist Yugoslavia. Washington: New Academia, 93–118.
  • Petrović, T. 2010. Nostalgia for the JNA?: Remembering the army in the former Yugoslavia. In: M. Todorova, Z. Gille (eds.). Post-communist nostalgia. New York; Oxford: Berghahn Books, 61–81.
  • Petrović, T. 2009. The idea of Europe or Europe without ideas?: Discourses on the “Western Balkans” as a mirror of modern European identity. In: H. Fassmann (ed.), Kulturen der Differenz: Transformationsprozesse in Zentraleuropa nach 1989: Transdisziplinäre Perspektiven. [Göttingen]: V&R Unipress, 137–147.
  • Petrović, T. 2009. Dolga pot domov: Reprezentacije Zahodnega Balkana v političnem in medijskem diskurzu. Ljubljana: Mirovni inštitut.
  • Petrović, T. 2008. Serbs, Albanians, and those in between : the gradation of otherness and identity management in the nation-building process. Dve domovini / Two homelands (27), 67–81.
  • Petrović, T. 2007. The territory of the former Yugoslavia in “the mental maps” of former Yugoslavs : nostalgia for space. Spr. Narodowościowe 2007, z. 31, 263–273.
  • Petrović, T. 2006. Such were the times: Serbian peasant women born in the 1920s and 1930s and the stories of their lives. Balcanica 37, 47–59.
  • Petrović, T. 2006. Ne tu, ne tam : Srbi v Beli krajini in njihova jezikovna ideologija v procesu zamenjave jezika. Ljubljana: Založba ZRC (Serbian translation: Srbi u Beloj Krajni: jezička ideologija i proces zamene jezika. Belgrade: The Institute for Balkan Studies, 2009).
  • Petrović, T. 2006. Zdravica kod balkanskih Slovena: etnolingvistički pogled. Beograd: Balkanološki institut SANU.

MODULE GENERAL ELECTIVE COURSES

Anthropology of Consciousness and Practices of Awareness ǀ

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

ECTS: 6

Anthropology of Fertility ǀ

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

ECTS: 6

Cosmology of Mesoamerican Societies ǀ

Prof. Ivan Šprajc, Ph.D.,

ECTS: 6

Epistemological pluralism and “decolonizing” methods in ethnographic research ǀ

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

ECTS: 6

Laughing Politically: Toward the Anthropology of Humor ǀ

Prof. Tanja Petrović, Ph.D.,

ECTS: 6

Public anthropology, social engagement and activism ǀ

Assist. Prof. Ana Hofman, Ph.D.,

ECTS: 6

Research Methodology in Anthropological Linguistics ǀ

Assist. Prof. Karmen Kenda-Jež, Ph.D.,

ECTS: 6

Space and Movement: Towards Anthropology of Locations and Migrations ǀ

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

ECTS: 6