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Miha Kozorog

Miha Kozorog, PhD
Assistant Professor for Cultural and Social Anthropology / Research Fellow
E: miha.kozorog@ff.uni-lj.si
T: +386 1 241 15 88


Miha Kozorog (b. 1975) graduated at the Faculty of Economics and the Faculty of Arts of the University of Ljubljana. In 2008 he finished PhD at the same university. In 2007 he was fellowship-holder at the University of Udine. Between 2010 and 2012 he was postdoctoral researcher. For several years he was editor of the ethnological/anthropological monograph series Zupanic’s Collection and member of the student initiative of former Yugoslavia Roaming Anthropology. Since 2015 he is editor-in-chief of the Bulletin of the Slovenian Ethnological Society. He is also employed as Research Fellow at the Scientific Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts (ZRC SAZU). In 2012 his research work was recognized by the Slovenian Research Agency as exceptional scientific achievement in social and cultural anthropology.

Pedagogical work

Practical Classes: Ethnology of Slovenia 1, Ethnology of Slovenia 3, Ethnological Conservation, Anthropology of Space and Place and Epistemology of everyday Life.

Fields of research

tourism, festivals, locality, anthropology of place and space, popular culture, popular music, rural studies

Regional interests

Slovenia, Friuli-Venezia Giulia (Italy), the area of former Yugoslavia, Europe

Research projects (selection):

- post-doctoral research project Festivals in cultural anthropological perspective: The role of new festivals in the production of locality (2010–2012)

- basic national research project Triglav National Park: Heritages, actors, strategies, questions and solutions (2011–2014)

- basic national research project Engaged past: Social-anthropological analysis of transformations of popular music in the area of former Yugoslavia (2013–2016)

- basic national research project Seizing the future: a comparative anthropological study of expectations of the future in southeast Europe (2016–2018)



(Full bibliography online)


- Antropologija turistične destinacije v nastajanju: prostor, festivali in lokalna identiteta na Tolminskem. Znanstvena založba Filozofske fakultete, Ljubljana 2009.

- Festivalski kraji: koncepti, politike in upanje na periferiji. Znanstvena založba Filozofske fakultete, Ljubljana 2013.


- Festival Tourism and Production of Locality in a Small Slovenian Town. Journal of Tourism and Cultural Change 9 (4), 2011, 298–319.

- Dante Alighieri Was Here: Place, Identities, Geographies and Histories in a Small Slovenian Town. Anthropological Journal of European Cultures 21 (1), 2012, 3–21.

- Challenges for Responsible Recreation in a Protected Area: The Case of Triglav National Park in Slovenia. Academica Turistica 6 (1), 2013, 71–80. (co-author: Saša Poljak Istenič)

- Towards a Definition of the Concept of Scene: Communicating on the Basis of Things that Matter. Sociologija 55 (3), 2013, 353–374. (co-author: Dragan Stanojević)

- The Ritual of Change in a Remote Area: Contemporary Arts and the Renewal af a Post-Cold War Place. In: The Ritual Year 8: Migrations, eds. Dobrinka Parusheva and Lina Gergova. Sofia: Institute of ethnology and folklore studies: Ethnographic museum, Bulgarian academy of science, 2014, 43–62.

- Hallucinating the Slovenian Way: The Myth of Salamander Brandy, an Indigenous Slovenian Psychedelic Drug. In: Edible Identities: Food as Cultural Heritage, eds. R. L. Brulotte and M. A. Di Giovine. Farnham and Burlington: Ashgate, 2014, 125–139.

- Taking up Organic Farming in (pre-)Alpine Slovenia: Contrasting Motivations of Dairy Farmers from Less-favoured Agricultural Areas. Anthropological notebooks 20 (3), 2014, 83–102. (co-author: Alenka Bartulović)

- The Sevdalinka in Exile, Revisited: Young Bosnian Refugeesʼ Music-making in Ljubljana in the 1990s (A Note on Applied Ethnomusicology). Narodna umjetnost 52 (1), 2015, 121–142. (co-author: Alenka Bartulović)

- Festival Organisers as Locals-Cosmopolitans: Triggering Movement toward and within Home Place. V: Moving Places: Relations, Return, and Belonging, eds. N. Gregorič Bon and J. Repič. Berghahn Books (EASA Series, vol. 29), 2016.


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