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Research interests

Dr. Tatiana Bajuk Senčar received her Ph.D. in cultural anthropology from Rice University in Texas (1998). Her research interests are diverse and cover many fields. The first area covers transition and studies, where she has focused on the social role of economists in Slovenia's transition process, the development of socialist entrepreneurship, and the emergence of "celebrity" economists in the public sphere. She also participated comparative research that examined post-socialist developments, precarity, and gender in trade union movements in select new EU member states.

The second area is related to sustainable development and globalization - both in the Slovenian Alps, where she has carried out numerous ethnographic projects, and the border area between Slovenia and Hungary. In recent years, she has dealt with sustainable tourism, the management of natural and cultural heritage, as well as sustainable mobility and multi-locality in both rural and urban settings.

The third research area concerns the EU and European integration processes. Her research in this area includes an in-depth ethnographic study of the integration of the first generation of Slovenian Eurocrats and the formation of identity within the EU institutions as well as research on the Europeanization of border areas through EU projects.

She is a member of the editorial board of journal Traditiones and has been a guest editor in foreign scientific journals. She also collaborates with institutions and local organizations in communities in the form of applied projects. Her professional work also includes formal and informal consulting on local tourism policy (as well as round tables, working groups). She is a member of AAA (American Anthropological Association), EASA (European Association of Social Anthropologists), SIEF (International Society for Ethnology and Folklore), and the European Network for Multi-locality Studies.

Selected publications

2019. Cross-border Cooperation and the Europeanization of the Slovenian-Hungarian Border Region. Traditiones 48 (1): 213–231. https://ojs.zrc-sazu.si/traditiones/article/download/7927/7425, DOI: 10.3986/Traditio2019480109
2018. From the Hinterland: Commemorating the Centenary of World War I in Bohinj. Folklore: Electronic Journal of Folklore. 73: 47–66. http://www.folklore.ee/folklore/vol73/bajuk.pdf, DOI: 10.7592/FEJF2018.73.bajuk
2017. Researching the Culture of Comfort: the Use of Interviews in Ethnographic Studies of Mobility. In: Podjed, Dan, Simona Bezjak, and Saša Babič, eds. Saša. Research on the Road: Methodology and Practice of Studying Traffic, Driving Habits, and Sustainable Mobility. Ljubljana: Založba ZRC, 43-61.
2016. Gender Segregation in Post-socialist Slovenia: Women's Experiences in the Retail Sector. In: Roosalu, Triin and Dirk Hofäcker, eds., Rethinking Gender, Work and Care in a New Europe: Theorizing Markets and Societies in the Post-socialist Era. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 170–185.
2014. Bohinj and constructions of common interest in Triglav National Park. Ethnologia Fennica: Finnish Studies in Ethnology. 41: 6-22.
2014. European Integration as Cultural Practice: The First Generation of Slovene Eurocrats. Založba ZRC, ZRC SAZU.
2013. Mrozowicki, Adam, Triin Roosalu, Tatiana Bajuk Senčar. Precarious Work in the Retail Sector in Estonia, Poland and Slovenia: Trade Union Responses in a Time of Economic Crisis. Transfer 19 (2): 267-278.

Bibliography

Selected projects

Protected Areas along the Slovenian-Hungarian border (bilateral project • 1 June 201731 May 2020)

Park and enjoy nature! (research project • 4 March 201531 January 2017)

DriveGreen: Development of an Ecodriving Application for a Transition to a Low-carbon Society (interdisciplinary project • 1 July 201430 June 2017)

Triglav National Park: Heritages, acteurs - strategies, questions, and solutions (fundamental research project • 1 July 201130 June 2014)

The Anthropology of European Integration (1 July 200730 June 2010)

Research areas

Folklore H400 • Cultural anthropology, ethnology S220