Ivan Rajković

Ivan Rajković

Portrait photo Ivan Rajkovic

Ivan finished his PhD in social anthropology at the University of Manchester in 2015. After that, he was a Mellon Fellow at SSEES, University College London between 2015 and 2017, and a researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology between 2017 and 2019. Ivan’s first research dealt with the transformations of labour, welfare and patronage relations in the aftermath of a Yugoslav car plant ‘Zastava’. In 2019, he started a new postdoctoral project at the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology of the University of Vienna, focusing on water grabbing, eco-populism and intergenerational relations in the Balkan Mountains.


Rivers to the people: water grabs, population ageing and eco-populist unrest in the Balkan mountains

Recent Publications

Whose death, whose eco-revival?

Emerging varieties of work. In: A Handbook of Economic Anthropology (ed. James Carrier)

FIAT Automobiles Serbia: The Split Moral Economy of Public-Private Partnerships.

Duh Pruge: sloboda, dar i rad na Omladinskoj pruzi E.P. Thompsona [The Railway Spirit: Freedom, Gift and Work in E. P. Thompson’s “Omladinska Pruga”]

On the Side of Predictable. Visioning the Future in Serbia.

Mutating States.

Introduction: Against the Green Screen.

Rivers to the people: Ecopopulist Universality in the Balkan Mountains.

Concern for the State: ‘Normality’, State Effect and Distributional Claims in Serbia

For an anthropology of the demoralized: state pay, mock-labour, and unfreedom in a Serbian firm

From Familial to Familiar – Corruption, Political Intimacy, and the Reshaping of Relatedness in Serbia


Link: https://ksa.univie.ac.at/en/department/people/post-docs/ivan-rajkovic/

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