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Research Students - Material Culture  
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Year of start: 2007 – (2008-2010 interruption) expected to finish in early 2013
Subject: Material Culture

Research Topic/ Provisional Dissertation Title

Behind open doors: social significance of food in Kosova


Prof. Chris Tilley
Prof. Susanne Kuchler


My research project aims to explore and analyse the social significance of food in Kosova. My question is: As the newest recognised state in the world to what extent is Kosova a "newborn" materiality? Is Kosova cuisine a "newborn" or an "oldcorn"? What is happening in the kitchens and on the tables of the "newborn" state and what does it do and mean to people there? I am exploring the construction of a newborn cuisine as a heterogeneous reassessment activity in the context of political, social and cultural change. I am currently completing my fieldwork in Prishtina.

Research interests

  • Anthropology of material culture
  • Anthropology of food
  • Anthropology of heritage
  • Anthropology of visual culture
  • Ethnographic film
  • Anthropology of customary law

Academic Background/Education

  • BA in Arts (2004)
  • MA in Material and Visual Culture (2005)

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