Research interests

Miha Kozorog (b. 1975) graduated at the Faculty of Economics and the Faculty of Arts of the University of Ljubljana. He achieved a PhD in ethnology in 2008 at the same University. In 2007 he was a fellowship-holder at the University of Udine. Between 2010 and 2012 he run a postdoctoral research project. For several years he was editing the ethnological/anthropological monograph series Zupanic’s Collection and was a collaborator of the academic network Roaming Anthropology, which tied together the anthropology students on the territory of former Yugoslavia. He was also the editor-in-chief of the Bulletin of the Slovenian Ethnological Society. As assistant professor for cultural and social anthropology he is also employed at the Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology of the University of Ljubljana. In 2012 his work was recognized by the Slovenian Research Agency as an exceptional scientific achievement in social and cultural anthropology.

Fields of research:

anthropology of space, place and landscape, tourism, festivals and locality, popular culture, popular music, borders and borderlands, agrarian anthropology, heritage studies, conservation and human-environment relations, anthropological and ethnological theories, Slovenia, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, the Alps, the Balkans

Selected publications


2013 Festival Places: Concepts, Politics and Hope in the Periphery. Ljubljana University Press, Faculty of Arts.

2009 Anthropology of an Emergent Tourist Destination: Place, Festivals and Local Identity in Tolminska Region, Slovenia. Ljubljana University Press, Faculty of Arts.


2017 Doubly Excluded, Doubly Included, 'Something In-between': A Bosnian Refugee Band and Alternative Youth Culture in Slovenia. In: Sounds of Attraction: Yugoslav and post-Yugoslav Popular Music, M. Kozorog & R. Muršič (eds.). Ljubljana University Press, Faculty of Arts, 73–97.

2016 Triggering Movement in Places of Belonging: Jazz Festival Organizers as Locals-Cosmopolitans in a Small Slovenian Town. In: Moving Places: Relations, Return, and Belonging, N. Gregorič Bon & J. Repič (eds.). Berghahn Books (EASA Series, vol. 29), 105–125.

2016 Hallucinating the Slovenian Way: The Myth of Salamander Brandy, an Indigenous Slovenian Psychedelic Drug. In: Edible Identities: Food as Cultural Heritage, R. L. Brulotte & M. A. Di Giovine (eds.). Routledge, 125–139.

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

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

2014 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, D. Parusheva & L. Gergova (eds.). Bulgarian Academy of Science, 43–62.

2013 Tentatively on the Slavia Friulana with the Concept of Remoteness: Migrations and Construction of Place. Ars & Humanitas, 7 (2): 136–149.

2013 Imagining the Locality of Place, Monopoly Rent, and the Geography of Local Differences: The Example of Strumica, Macedonia. Glasnik SED 53 (1/2): 88–95.

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

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

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

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

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