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Dr. Jana Jevtić

Assistant Professor of Sociocultural Anthropology

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jana.jevtic@ssst.edu.ba

Jana Jevtić received her PhD. in sociology and social anthropology from Central European University, Budapest, in 2015. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the Political Science and International Relations Department at the Sarajevo School of Science and Technology. Jana’s work is in the field of social movement studies, ranging from theory to content, with emphasis on reform and protest movements in Islam. In recent years, she has examined the structural and ideological transformation of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, with particular focus on class, generation, and gender as factors in the movement’s organization, mobilization, and operation. Jana is affiliated with University of California at Berkeley, where she conducts her research on BDS alongside Prof. Charles Hirschkind.

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Education 

  • Central European University, Budapest 2015
    • Ph.D., Sociology and Social Anthropology
  • Central European University, Budapest 2009
    • M.A., Political Science
  • King’s College London, London 2005
    • B.A., Political Science and Geography (joint honors)
 

WORK EXPERIENCE

  • Sarajevo School of Science and Technology, Sarajevo
    • Assistant Professor, Political Science Department, 2017–2019, 2020–Present
    • Visiting Professor, Political Science Department, 2014–2016
 

RESEARCH AND TEACHING INTERESTS

  • Nationalism and ethnicity
  • Europe and North America
  • Activist anthropology
  • Transnational migration
  • Islam
  • Gender
  • Diaspora
  • Religio-political activism
  • Discourses of identity
 

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

  • University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, 2019-2020
    • Visiting Scholar, Anthropology Department
    • “Lives in Solidarity: BDS Activism Among Europe’s Muslims”
    • Supervisor: Dr. Charles Hirschkind
  • Central European University, Budapest, 2019-2020
    • Affiliate Scholar, Center for Religious Studies
    • “Striking from the Margins: Religion, State, and Breakdown in the Middle East”
    • Supervisor: Dr. Nadia Al-Bagdadi
 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • Sarajevo School of Science and Technology, Sarajevo
    • Instructor of Record, Political Science Department
    • Political Ideologies, Spring 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018
    • Religion, Politics, and Society, Fall 2017, 2018
    • Nations and Nationalism: An Anthropological Perspective, Spring 2014, 2017
    • Political Anthropology (graduate level course), Spring 2017
    • Identity Politics (graduate level course), Fall 2017
    • Introduction to Politics, Fall 2015
    • Anthropology of Conflict and Violence (graduate level course), Fall 2015
  • Central European University, Budapest
    • Teaching Assistant, Sociology and Social Anthropology Department
    • Key Issues in Social and Cultural Anthropology (graduate level course), Fall 2011
 

SELECT PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

  • Jevtić, Jana. 2019. “Negotiating Empowerment: A Critical Ethnography of Hijabi Women in Sarajevo. ”Journal of Religion and Society 21 (2): 4–18.
  • Bojanić, Maja S., and Jana Jevtić. 2019. “Ethnic Solidarities, Networks, and the Diasporic Imaginary: The Case of ‘Old’ and ‘New’ Bosniak Diaspora in the United States.” New Diversities 21 (1): 104–128.
  • Jevtić, Jana, and Maja S. Bojanić. 2019. “Life Politics and the Intergenerational Twist: Revisiting Identity Among Muslims in Tower Hamlets and Stari Grad.” In Both Muslim and European: Diasporic and Migrant Identities of Bosniaks, edited by Dževada Šuško, 224–244. Leiden: Brill.
  • Jevtić, Jana. 2017. “Bosnian Muslims and the Idea of ‘European Islam’ in Sarajevo: Class, Generation, and Contests Over Religious Authority.” Journal of Muslims in Europe 6 (1): 52–75.
  • Jevtić, Jana. 2017. “Reforming Islam Online: The Study of Islam Bosna and New Sources of Religious Knowledge Among East London’s Bosniak Diaspora.” In European Muslims and New Media, edited by Merve R. Kayıkci and Leen d’Haenens, 53–71. Leuven: Leuven University Press.
 

SELECT GRANTS AND AWARDS

  • Civil Society Scholar Award, 2018, 2019
    • Open Society Foundations, New York

  • Teaching Excellence Award, 2015, 2017, 2018
    • Sarajevo School of Science and Technology, Sarajevo
 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • Canadian Anthropology Association
  • European Association of Social Anthropologists
  • Association for the Study of Nationalities
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