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Dr. Jana Jevtić

Assistant Professor of Sociocultural Anthropology

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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
    • Ph.D., Sociology and Social Anthropology, 2009 - 2015
    • Fields: religion, class, gender, translocalism, consumption
    • M.A., International Relations and European Studies, 2008 - 2009
  • King’s College London
    • B.A., War Studies and Human Geography (joint hons.), 2002 - 2005
 

Professional Appointments

  • University of California at Berkeley
    • Visiting Scholar, Department of Anthropology, 2018 -
  • Central European University
    • Associated Fellow, Institute for Advanced Study, 2016 - 2018
  • Sarajevo School of Science and Technology
    • Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science and International Relations, 2015 -
    • Lecturer, Department of Political Science and International Relations, 2013 - 2014
  • Central European University
    • Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology, 2011 - 2012
 

Awards and Fellowships

  • Open Society Foundations
    • Civil Society Scholar Awards 2017 - 2018
  • Central European University
    • Doctoral Research Support Grant 2012 - 2013
 

Research Projects 

  • Sarajevo School of Science and Technology in partnership with KAICIID International Center
    • Head of Research, 2017 -
    • Project: Peace Mapping - Netnography of Interreligious Dialogue in Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Sarajevo School of Science and Technology in partnership with King Abdulaziz University
    • Head of Research, 2016 - 2018
    • Project: Ethnography of Consumption - Explorations at the Intersection of Islam and Gender
  • Sarajevo School of Science and Technology in partnership with Wellcome Collection London
    • Head of Research, 2013 - 2014
    • Project: Ab Uno Disce Omnes
 

Publications 

  • Book Chapters
    • “Life Politics and the Intergenerational Twist - Re-Visiting Identity among Muslim Communities in Tower Hamlets and Stari Grad,” in: J. S. Nielsen, ed., Diasporic and Migrant Histories of Bosnian Muslims, Leiden: Brill, in press.
    • “Reforming Islam Online - The Study of IslamBosna and New Sources of Religious Knowledge amongst East London’s Bosniak Diaspora,” in: M. R. Kayıkçı, ed., European Muslims and New Media, Leuven: Leuven University Press, 2017, 53-71.
    • “Politics of Consumption - Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions Campaign and ‘Being’ Muslim in Tower Hamlets,” in: E. Toguslu, ed., Everyday Life Practices of Muslims in Europe, Leuven: Leuven University Press, 2015, 75-97.
  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles
    • “Negotiating Empowerment - A Critical Ethnography of Hijabi Women in Sarajevo,” Journal of Religion and Society, in press.
    • “Bosnian Muslims and the Idea of ‘European Islam’ in Post-War Sarajevo - Generation, Class, and Contests Over Religious Authority,” Journal of Muslims in Europe 6 (1): 52-75.
  • Book Reviews
    • Review of Contesting Female, Feminist, and Muslims Identities - Post-Socialist Contexts of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo, Z. Spahić-Šiljak, ed., 2012, Journal of Muslims in Europe 7 (1): 121-24.
 

Selected conference papers

  • Association for the Study of Nationalities 21st Annual World Conference Convention on “Nationalism, Ethnicity, Violence, and Conflict,” Harriman Institute, Columbia University, April 2016
    • Paper: “European Islam” in Practice? Bosnian Muslims and the Shifting Boundaries of Religious Discourse
  • School of Slavonic and East European Studies 14th International Conference on “Transnationalism(s) - Patters and Connections in Central and Eastern Europe,” School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London, February 2016
    • Paper: A Discussion on Networks and Transmission of Knowledge - The Case of IslamBosna and a New Generation of Cyber Activists
  • Columbia University and Central European University Joint Annual Workshop on “European and Mediterranean Studies,” Columbia University, May 2013
    • Paper: Western Imagination of the Ottoman Bosnia - Consumption Politics and the Challenge of Normativity
  • European Association of Social Anthropologists 12th Biennial Conference on “Uncertainty and Disquiet,” Paris Nanterre University, July 2012
    • Paper: (Re)immagination of Political Communities and Traditional Social Authorities in the Muslim World - The Study of Muslim Experience in the Digital Age
 

Professional Membership

  • Huffington Post
    • Contributing Author, 2016 -
  • Association for the Study of Nationalities
    • Junior Member, 2016 -
  • European Association of Social Anthropologists
    • Senior Member, 2012 -
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