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Prof. Dr. Ger Duijzings

Prof. Dr. Ger Duijzings

Professor of Social Anthropology


Universität Regensburg
Institute for History
Landshuter Straße 4
93047 Regensburg

Main Research Areas

Urban Studies / Anthropology

  • Post-socialist cities (especially Bucharest)
  • Social inequalities and post-socialist elites
  • Spatial processes of segregation and ghettoization
  • The political economy of cities at night
  • Transport and mobility
  • Public space and the street
  • Urban ethnographic research methods
  • Contemporary art and the city
  • Globalization and urbanization in rural areas

War, Violence and Memory

  • Ethnic conflict and nationalist violence in the former Yugoslavia
  • The war in Bosnia (especially the massacre of Srebrenica)
  • Memory and memory culture
  • Interdisciplinary trauma and offender research

Identity, Religion and Politics

  • Ethnoreligious identity
  • Rituals (especially pilgrimages)
  • Popular religion and syncretism
  • Islam and Sufism in South Eastern Europe
  • Religion, nationalism and politics

Curriculum Vitae

Born in Berg en Terblijt (Netherlands). 1989 Master degree in Social and Cultural Anthropology at the Catholic University of Nijmegen (now Radboud University Nijmegen). 1999 Doctorate in Social Sciences (Anthropology) at the University of Amsterdam (topic of the Ph.D. dissertation: Religion and the Politics of Identity in Kosovo). 1996-2005 Lecturer in Serbian and Croatian Studies at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University of London (since 1999: University College London). 1997-2002 Research Assistant at the Srebrenica Research Group of the Netherlands Institute for War Documentation (NIOD) in Amsterdam. 2002-2004 Expert for the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) of the United Nations in The Hague. 2005-2014 Reader in the Anthropology of Eastern Europe at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies at the University College London. Since 2014 Professor of Social Anthropology with a focus on Southeastern and Eastern Europe at the University of Regensburg and Principal Investigator of the Graduate School for East and Southeast European Studies.

Positions, Assignments and Memberships

  • Principal Investigator of the Graduate School for East and South Eastern European Studies
  • Steering committee member of the Center for Language and Communication at the University of Regensburg
  • Chairman of the scientific advisory board of the Hungarian Institute of the University of Regensburg
  • Editor of the journal Südosteuropa – Journal of Politics and Society


List of publications

Supervised Ph.D. Theses at the Graduate School