Curriculum Vitae

Academic Employment


Wenner-Gren Hunt FellowWenner-Gren Foundation, Utrecht University, the Netherlands, 2021


Political Economy Fellow, Independent Social Research Foundation, University of Oxford, 2019-20


Post-doctoral Researcher, Leiden University, the Netherlands, ERC Project 'Food Citizens?', 2017-19



Education


D.Phil. Anthropology, University of Oxford, 2017

Clarendon Scholar


M.Sc. Social Anthropology, University of Oxford, 2011


M.A. Politics, Security, and EU Integration, University College London, 2005


B.A. Politics, University of California, Santa Cruz, 2003



Grants


Clarendon Fund, University of Oxford, Oxford University Press


New College, Oxford Graduate Scholarship, University of Oxford


American Council of Learned Societies, Fieldwork Dissertation Research Fellowship in East European Studies


American Council of Learned Societies, East European Language Training Grant


Foreign Language Area Studies Grant (US government)


The Doyle Scholarship



Academic Service


Anonymous peer reviewer for: the Journal of Post-Communist Economies, the Anthropological Journal of European Cultures, Pastoralism, and Naprijed (Croatian).


Editorial board member of the Anthropological Journal of European Cultures from July 2020.


Social Media editor of the Anthropological Journal of European Cultures, July 2017 – July 2020.



Non-academic Employment


Agribusiness & Rural Business Volunteer Consultant, Peace Corps, Republic of Moldova, 2008-10


Central European Research Intern, Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture, Washington, D.C., 2007


Junior Economics Researcher, the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, 2006-07


Project Site Coordinator, Balkan Sunflowers, Kosovo, 2004



Languages


English (mother tongue)

Croatian (advanced)

Russian (basic, rusty)

Romanian (basic, rusty)



Conference papers


Here is a list of past conference papers, some of which have subsequently been revised for publications or are being incorporated into my book project.


2019.

"Contesting the social contract: Tax reform and economic governance in Istria, Croatia". The anthropology of tax workshop, Stockholm Univ.


"The (im-)morality of business: informal financial practices in Croatia’s wine industry". The moral dimensions of economic life in Eastern Europe, Roundtable at the Oxford School of Global Studies, Oxford Univ.


"Enacting economic agency: struggles over the economic governance of Istria". Becoming taxpayers: establishing the anthropology of tax. Workshop at Stockholm University.


2018.

"Chains of debt: winemaking families and predatory business practices". Household and personal debt: international perspectives, Roundtable at the Department of Anthropology, the London School of Economics.


"Chains of debt and the politics of liquidity in Croatia’s agribusiness sector". Corporate lives after socialism: theory and ethnography, at the Association of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies, Boston, MA.


"The sociality of taxes: state-citizen imaginaries". Panel convened by Robin Smith and Nicolette Makovicky at the Association of Social Anthropologists of the UK and Commonwealth at Oxford Univ.


"Wine is alive: Istrian cosmologies of winemaking" (plan to publish). Wine Mobilities: tensions in crafting wine stories, at the European Association of Social Anthropologists Conference (EASA) at Stockholm Univ.


2016.

"Broker capitalism and democratic discontent: recession, favors, and farmer protest". Purposeful Agency & Governance, International Multidisciplinary Conference at the Univ. of Kent, Canterbury.


2015.

"Fiskalizacija and informality in rural Istrian business communities: business values confronting a bureaucratizing state" (different versions). Precarious Economy: Informality and Entrepreneurship at the Bottom of the Pyramid, Dec., Univ. of Sussex. And at Multiple Moralities and Shadow Economies in Post-Socialism: debating positive and negative incentives to tackle the informal economy, Marie Curie Summer School, organized by Univ. of Sheffield School of Management.


"The influence of EU agricultural legislation on traditional farming practices and rural trading relationships in Istria’s wine industry". International Society for Ethnology and Folklore (SIEF), 12th Congress, Zagreb.


"Agrotourisms and the marketization of rural Istrian identity through food". Past, Present, Future: Identity in Flux, Univ. of Pula.