PhD in Ethnomusicology and Anthropology, Senior Research Fellow, Assistant Professor

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Research interests

Ana Hofman is an ethnomusicologist and anthropologist. She is interested in music, sound and politics in socialist and post-socialist societies, with an emphasis on gender, memory and activism. Her current project is focused on activist choirs in the area of former Yugoslavia and the sensorial politics of sound in relation to current crisis of neoliberalism.

She is a lecturer at ZRC SAZU Postgraduate School, Ljubljana. In Winter semester 2017 she was a visiting lecturer at the University of Performing Arts, Graz, Austria while in Summer semester 2018 she was a Postdoctoral Fulbright Fellow at the Graduate School of City University of New York.

Selected publications

Disobedient: activist choirs, radical amateurism and the politics of the past after Yugoslavia, Ethnomusicology, jan. 2020 (forthcoming)

Novi život partizanskih pesama [New Lives of Partisan Songs] (Biblioteka XX vek, 226). Beograd: XX vek, 2016. 210 str., ilustr. ISBN 978-86-7562-131-7. [COBISS.SI-ID 223274508]

Glasba, politika, afekt: novo življenje partizanskih pesmi v Sloveniji [Music, Politics, Affect: New Lives of Partisan Songs in Slovenia] (Zbirka Kulturni spomin). Ljubljana: Založba ZRC, ZRC SAZU, 2015. 185 str., [8] str. pril., ilustr., note. ISBN 978-961-254-739-4. [COBISS.SI-ID 276198144]

The affective turn in ethnomusicology. Muzikologija, ISSN 1450-9814, 2015, no. 18, str. 35-55. http://www.doiserbia.nb.rs/img/doi/1450-9814/2015/1450-98141518035H.pdf, doi: 10.2298/MUZ1518035H. [COBISS.SI-ID 39355437]

Introduction to the co-edited issue "Music, affect and memory politics in post-Yugoslav space". Southeastern Europe, ISSN 0094-4467. [Print ed.], 2015, vol. 39, no. 2, str. 145-164, doi: 10.1163/18763332-03902001. [COBISS.SI-ID 38937389]

Music (as) labour : professional musicianship, affective labour and gender in socialist Yugoslavia. Ethnomusicology forum, ISSN 1741-1912, Apr. 2015, vol. 24, no. 1, str. 28-50, doi: 10.1080/17411912.2015.1009479. [COBISS.SI-ID 38201645]

Znanost (brez) mladih: zgodnje stopnje znanstvene kariere v Sloveniji skozi perspektivo spola [Science without Youth: Early Career of Scientific Careers in Slovenia from Gender Perspective] 1. izd. Ljubljana: Založba ZRC, ZRC SAZU, 2017. 192 str., graf. prikazi. ISBN 978-961-254-981-7. http://zalozba.zrc-sazu.si/p/1277. [COBISS.SI-ID 288273152]

Staging socialist femininity : gender politics and folklore performance in Serbia, (Balkan studies library, 1). Leiden; Boston: Brill, 2011. IX, 148 str., [5] f. pril., [2] str. pril., ilustr. ISBN 978-90-04-19179-2. ISBN 90-04-19179-8. [COBISS.SI-ID 31825453]

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Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae

Current post

Senior research associate, Institute of Cultural and Memory Studies, Scientific Research Center of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Lecturer, ZRC SAZU Postgraduate School

Visiting lecturer, University of Performing Arts, Graz, Austria

Education

PhD, 2007, Graduate School for Intercultural Studies, University of Nova Gorica, Slovenia Thesis Title: “The Identity Politics and the Female Singers Stage Performances in Niško Polje in the Last Third of the Twentieth Century”

MA, 2005, Gender studies, Faculty of Political sciences, Belgrade, Serbia

MPhil, 2004, Faculty of Music, University of Arts, Belgrade, Serbia

BA, 1999, Faculty of Music, University of Arts, Belgrade, Serbia

Languages

Serbo-Croatian (mother tongue), Slovenian (fluent), English (fluent), French (good), German (basic)

Teaching experience

Visiting lecturer, Institute of Ethnomusicology, University of Performing Arts, Graz, Austria

Assistant Professor (2015-), Graduate School of Research Centre of Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts

Assistant Professor (2010-), Faculty of Humanities, University of Nova Gorica, Slovenia

Assistant Professor (2002-2005), Faculty of Arts, University of Niš, Serbia

International scholarships and awards

Postdoctoral Fulbright Fellow, Graduate Center of City University of New York, Spring semester 2018

Fellowship of the Research Agency of State of Rio de Janeiro (FAPERJ), nov. 2015 - feb. 2016

Post-doctoral fellowship of Austrian Agency for International cooperation in Education and Research (OeAD), Visiting Fellow, Centre for Southeastern European Studies, University of Graz, Austria, Nov. 2013 - Mar. 2014

Robert Bosch Regional Fellowship, New Europe College, Bucharest, Romania, Max Plank Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle, 2008.

Ad Futura, Scientific Educational Foundation of Republic of Slovenia, Fellowship for Visiting Researchers, 2007-2008

International Library Residence Fellowship, Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, New York, University of Chicago, U.S., 2005

Bilateral Fellowship of the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Serbia and the Government of the Republic of Slovenia, 2005

Fellowship of the Scientific Research Institute of Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, 2006-2007

Fellowship of the Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center for Balkan studies, the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, U.S., 2006

Awards

2018, Danubius Mid-Career Award by the Austrian Ministry of Education, Science and Research and the Institute for Central Europe and Danube Region

2007, Barbara Bernard Smith Award of the International Council of Traditional Music (ICTM) for emerging scholar (advanced graduate student or young scholar with recently awarded doctorate)

Associations and societies

International Council for Traditional Music (ICTM), study group Music and Minorities, Music and Gender, Applied Ethnomusicology, Music and Dance in Southeastern Europe

Society for Ethnomusicology (SEM)

International Association for Southeast European Anthropology (InASEA)

Association for Culture Studies (ACS)

European Seminar in Ethnomusicology (Executive Secretary)

Research interests

music, sound and politics in socialist and post-socialist societies; gender and feminism; music and cultural memory; borders, mobility and music in Southeastern Europe; applied ethnomusicology

Recognitions & awards

Barbara Bernard Smith Award of the International Council of Traditional Music (ICTM) for emerging scholar (advanced graduate student or young scholar with recently awarded doctorate), 2007 • Danubius Mid-Career Award by the Austrian Ministry of Education, Science and Research and the Institute for Central Europe and Danube Region, 2018