Associate Professor and Senior Research Fellow

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Research interests

Research interest:

Anthropology of risk and uncertainty, rural studies, demographical anthropology, anthropology of ethnicity and nationalism, anthropology of international borders. Wide range of research topics includes: doig development in family farming in contexts of radical social change, generations and genders relationships on the farms, domestic violence in rural settings, discussions on demographic trends related to repercussions of low fertility,ageing society and feritlity-migration nexus, processes of collective identifications after the dissolution of socialist Yugoslavia and establishment of international borders.

Other activities:

Member of the European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA),

Member of the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP),

Associate Professor of anthropology, Anthropological module at the graduate school Comparative Studies of Ideas and Cultures (Third level), Postgraduate School ZRC SAZU,

Faculty member in the African-European Erasmus Mundus Master Course in Migration Studies (European Master in Migration and Intercultural Relations), University of Nova Gorica.

Selected publications

Knežević Hočevar, Duška. Nasilje v družinah v okoljih, kjer "vsak vsakega pozna" : nekateri pomisleki (Domestic Violence in Environments Where ‘Everbody Knows Each Other’: Some Reflections). Socialno delo, ISSN 0352-7956, feb.-apr. 2016, 55, 1/2, pp. 39-53. [COBISS.SI-ID 4564581].

Knežević Hočevar, Duška. "Kdor ne tvega, ni kmet!" : k antropologiji tveganja in negotovosti (‘Who does not risk is not a farmer!’ Towards anthropology of risk and uncertainty). Glasnik Slovenskega etnološkega društva, ISSN 0351-2908, 2015, 55, 3/4, pp. 61-69. [COBISS.SI-ID 39264557].

Knežević Hočevar, Duška (gostujoča urednica). Doing various paths of family farming development, (Anthropological notebooks, 2014, vol. 20, no. 3). Ljubljana: Društvo antropologov Slovenije: = Slovene Anthropological Society, 2014. 142 str., ilustr. [COBISS.SI-ID 39130157]

Knežević Hočevar, Duška. Etnografija medgeneracijskih odnosov: dom in delo na kmetijah skozi življenjske pripovedi (Ethnography of Intergenerational Relationships: Home and Work on Farms through Life Stories). Ljubljana: Založba ZRC, ZRC SAZU, 2013. 245 str., tabele, graf. prikazi. ISBN 978-961-254-419-5. [COBISS.SI-ID 265065216].

Černič Istenič, Majda, Knežević Hočevar, Duška. Intergenerational assistance on family farms in Slovenia: expectations and practices. Eastern European Countryside, ISSN 1232-8855, 2013, 19, str. 77-103, tabela, doi: 10.2478/eec-2013-0005. [COBISS.SI-ID 7767161].

Knežević Hočevar, Duška. 2012. Family farms in Slovenia: who did the measures 'setting up of young farmers' and 'early retirement' actually address?. Anthropological notebooks, 18 (1): 65-89.

Knežević Hočevar, Duška. Zamišljanje nacionalnega prebivalstva Slovenije v dokumentih o njegovi demografski obnovi (Imagining Slovenian National Population in the Documents on Population Renewal). In: PETROVIĆ, Tanja (ed.), et al. Politike reprezentacije v Jugovzhodni Evropi na prelomu stoletij (Politics of Representations in South East Europe at the Turn of Centuries), (Kulturni spomin, ISSN 2232-3872). Ljubljana: Založba ZRC, 2011, pp. 22-59. [COBISS.SI-ID 33319981]

Knežević Hočevar, Duška. To plan cross-border cooperation through the developmental programme Slovenia-Croatia 2007-2013 : an anthropologist's objections. V: Ziegerhofer-Prettenthaler, Anita (ur.), Kissener, Michael (ur.), Kusber, Jan (ur.). Zwischenräume : Grenznahe Beziehungen in Europa seit den 1970er Jahren. Innsbruck; Wien; Bozen: Studien Verlag, cop. 2011, str. 147-159. [COBISS.SI-ID 33042221].


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Curriculum Vitae


Ph.D. in Historical Anthropology, Institutum Studiorum Humanitatis (ISH) – the graduate Faculty of Humanities, Ljubljana, 1998

M. Sc. in Theoretical Sociology, Faculty of Social Sciences, Univ. of Ljubljana, 1994

B. Sc. in Analytical Sociology: ex-Faculty of Sociology, Political Sciences, and Journalism (now Faculty of Social Sciences), Univ. of Ljubljana, 1990


1999–now: employed at the Sociomedical Institute ZRC SAZU (former Institute of Medical Sciences ZRC SAZU), Ljubljana

1998–1999: employed at the Institute for Spatial Studies ZRC SAZU and partly employed at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Univ. of Ljubljana

1990–1998: employed at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Univ. of Ljubljana


anthropology • social and cultural anthropology