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Maruska Svasek


Maruška Svašek is Senior Lecturer in Social Anthropology at Queen’s University, Belfast. Her principal research interests are in emotions, migration, art and material culture. Her current research concerns experiences of belonging and non-belonging amongst migrants in Northern Ireland.

She is Associate Editor of the journals Focaal, European Journal of Anthropology and Identities, and Global Studies in Culture and Power. Her major publications include Anthropology, Art and Cultural Production and the edited volumes Postsocialism: Politics and Emotions in Central and Eastern Europe and Mixed Emotion Anthropological Studies of Feeling (with K. Milton).

Svašek is co-initiator and director of the Cultural Dynamics and Emotions Network.