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Dan Podjed

Dan Podjed, PhD 
Assistant Professor for Cultural and Social Anthropology / Research Fellow
E: dan.podjed@ff.uni-lj.si
T: +386 1 241 15 31


Dan Podjed (b. 1975) has been teaching and carrying out research at the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts, since 2005. He is also a Research Fellow at the Scientific Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts (ZRC SAZU).

His current professional activities and research interests focus on an interdisciplinary applied research project “DriveGreen: Development of an Eco-driving Application for a Transition to a Low-carbon Society” (2014–2017), in which he is a Principal Investigator.

Dan Podjed is also active in popularizing science – he is the initiator of the international symposium “Why the World Needs Anthropologists” (Amsterdam 2013, Padua 2014, Ljubljana 2015), devoted to raising awareness in the public about how useful and meaningful anthropology can be. He has also been a coordinator of the Applied Anthropology Network of the European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA) since 2012.

He was recognized by the Slovenian Research Agency for his research work and exceptional scientific achievements in anthropology and ethnology in 2011 and received an award for exceptional achievements from the Faculty of Arts at the University of Ljubljana in 2008.

Fields of research

driving habits, human-technology interaction, online social networks, nature conservation  

Regional interests

South-Eastern Europe. Cyberspace.  

Courses taught  

Anthropology of complex systems (MA level – Creole programme)
Business cultures and international relations (BA level)
Anthropology of gender and sexuality (BA level)  


(Full bibliography online)


1. PODJED D., BABIČ S. 2015 (expected – in review). ‘Crossroads of Anger: Tensions and Conflicts in Traffic.’ Ethnologia Europaea.

2. PODJED, D. 2013. 'De l’observation à la protection des oiseaux: Le tournant vers la protection de la nature chez les ornithologues amateurs slovènes.' Revue d'Anthropologie des Connaissances 7(2): 113-135.

3. PODJED D. 2012 ‘Slovenske instant zvezde: Ustvarjanje in ohranjanje slave po svetovnem spletu.' ['Slovenian Bubble Celebrities: Creation and Maintenance of Fame on the World Wide Web.'] Glasnik Slovenskega etnološkega društva 52(1/2): 72–81.

4. PODJED D., BARTULOVIĆ A. 2012. 'L’exposition des restes humains dans les musées slovènes: un problème éthique.' Ethnologie française 42(2): 271–280.

5. PODJED D. 2011. 'Google vas gleda: Način življenja in mišljenja v panoptični družbi.' ['Google is Watching You: Ways of Living and Thinking in a Panoptic Society.'] Etnolog 21: 17-34.

6. PODJED D. 2011. 'Narava pod kožo: Habituacija ornitoloških veščin ter naravovarstvenih načel.' [Nature under the Skin: Habituation of Ornithological Skills and Nature Protection Principles.] Glasnik Slovenskega etnološkega društva 51(1/2): 17–25.

7. BELL S., REINERT H., CENT J., GRODZIŃSKA-JURCZAK M., KOBIERSKA H., PODJED D., VANDZINSKAITE D. 2011. 'Volunteers on the political anvil: Citizenship and volunteer biodiversity monitoring in three postcommunist countries.' Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy 29(1): 170–185.

8. BELL S., MARZANO M., PODJED D. 2010. 'Inside Monitoring: A Comparison of Bird Monitoring Groups in Slovenia and the United Kingdom.' In: LAWRENCE, Anna (ed.) Taking Stock of Nature: Participatory Biodiversity Assessment for Policy, Planning and Practice. New York: Cambridge University Press, pp. 232–250.

9. BELL S., MARZANO M., CENT J., KOBIERSKA H., PODJED D., VANDZINSKAITE D., REINERT H., ARMAITIENE A., GRODZIŃSKA-JURCZAK M., MURŠIČ R. 2008. 'What Counts? Volunteers and their Organisations in the Recording and Monitoring of Biodiversity.' Biodiversity and Conservation 17(14): 3443–3454.

10. PODJED D. 2008. 'Paradoksi volonterstva.' ['Paradoxes of Volunteering.] Glasnik Slovenskega etnološkega društva 48(3/4): 36–44.


1. FIKFAK J., BAJUK SENČAR T., PODJED D. (eds.) 2014. Triglavski narodni park: Akterji, dediščine. [Triglav National Park: Actors, Heritages.] Ljubljana: ZRC Publishing House.

2. PODJED D. 2011. Opazovanje opazovalcev: Antropološki pogled na ornitološko organizacijo. [Observing the Observers: Anthropological View on the Ornithological Organisation.] Ljubljana: Scientific Publishing House of the Faculty of Arts.

3. MENCEJ M., PODJED D. (eds.) 2010. Ustvarjanje prostorov. [Creation of Spaces.] Ljubljana, Praga, Bratislava and Krakow: Filozofska fakulteta Univerze v Ljubljani, Filozofická fakulta Univerzita Karlova, Filozofická fakulta Univerzita Komenského, Wydział Filologiczny Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego.

4. ŽUPEVC K., PODJED D., MREVLJE N., MARINIČ D. (eds.) 2010. Kulturna dediščina preteklosti za lepšo prihodnost. [Cultural Heritage of the Past for Our Brighter Future.] Maribor: European Cultural and Technological Centre.


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