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Daphne Naomi Winland

Department of Anthropology

Associate Professor
Graduate Program Director
 
Office: Vari Hall, 2054C
Phone: (416) 736-2100 Ext: 40142
Emailwinland@yorku.ca
 
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   Area of Specialization

Anthropology



Degrees

Ph.D. Sociology, York University
M.A. Social Anthropology, York University
B.A. Social Anthropology , York University
Professional Leadership

i) Conference Organization
2001 - Canadian Ethnic Studies Association – Co-organizer - November 2-4, 2001
2000 - Canadian Ethnic Studies Association – Co-organizer – March 25-56, 2000
1990 - Ontario Museum Association – Conference organizer and Seminar Director,
Multiculturalism and Museums, Ontario Museum Association, Niagara-on-the-Lake
ii) Session Organizer
2008 – “Neoliberalism and Diasporas” European Association of Social Anthropology, Ljubljana, Slovenia, August 26-29 (Co-organized with Dr. N. Harney)
2001 - “Sites of Politics: Engaging the Political in Diasporas” American Ethnological Society, May 3-6, Montreal
2000 - “Transnational Politics and Civic Engagement in Canada” Canadian Ethnic Studies Association, March 15-17, Toronto
1998 - “Cross Connections II: the Politics of Identity and Place”, Canadian Association for Sociology and Anthropology, May 4-7, Ottawa
1997 - “Cross Connections: the Politics of Identity and Place”, Canadian Association of Social and Cultural Anthropology, May, St. Catharines
2001 - Session Chair “The Western Balkans” 8th Annual YCISS Conference, York University, February 8
1998 - Panel Discussant “Weak Nationalisms” American Ethnological Society, May, Toronto
iii) Offices in Professional Associations
2006-2009 - Member-at-Large, Canadian Anthropology Society
2007-2009 – Chair, Ethics Panel, Canadian Anthropology Society
2000-2002 - Vice-President - Canadian Ethnic Studies Association
iv) Research Consultant/Associate
1995 – Cultural Analysis Group, U.S. - authored report on rumour among U.S. youth
1993 – NATO - Eastern Europe briefing tour, Brussels, Paris and Germany
1991– Employment and Immigration Canada - authored report on refugee sponsorship
1990- Laidlaw Foundation – “Alternatives to Community-based Mental Health Programs in Toronto”.
1989 – Laidlaw Foundation – “Transition College: an Alternative Mental Health Care Program Initiative”.
v) Editor
2006-2008 – Editor (Anglophone) Culture, Online newsletter of Canadian Anthropology Society
1997-2002 - Anthropology Book Review Editor, Canadian Review of Anthropology and Sociology
vi) Manuscript Reviewer
2009 – University of Toronto Press
2008 – Feminist Studies
2007- Current Anthropology
2006 – Narodna Umjetnost (Croatia)
2005 - Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies (JEMS)
2002 - Aid to Scholarly Publications Program
1999- present Canadian Ethnic Studies
1998-present, International Journal of Canadian Studies
1998-present, Canadian Association of Sociology and Anthropology
1998-present Revija za Sociologiju (Croatia)
vii) Grant Application Reviewer
2010 - Austrian Science Fund
2006-present - Killam Fellowship Panel
1998-2000 - Ontario Graduate Scholarship Selection Panel
1999 - present - Wenner Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research


Current Research Projects

  • Mujaheddin in our Midst: Bosnian Croats after the Yugoslav Wars of Succession  more...
  • The New Face of Diaspora: Neoliberalism in action   more...
  • “What Works and For Whom” : Knowledge Mobilization Collaborative Research Grant.  more...

All Publications

Books

2007 We Are Now a Nation: Croats between ‘Home’ and ‘Homeland’ Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 264 pp.

Book Chapters

2010 “Mujaheddin in our Midst: Bosnian Croats after Dayton” in L. Šaric, (ed.) Contested Cultural Identities: Discursive Responses to the Challenges of Changing Europe London: Routledge.

2008 “Transnationalism in Post-Conflict Contexts: Croatia” in D. Kostovicova and V. Bojičić-Dzelilović (eds.) Transnationalism in the Balkans. London: Routledge.

2006 “Claiming to be Croat: The Risks of Return to the Homeland” pp. 201-220, in V. Amit and N. Dyck, (eds.) Claiming Individuality: The Cultural Politics of Distinction. London, UK: Pluto Press.

2006 “Raising the Curtain: Transnationalism in the Post-Communist World” pp. 261-277 in V. Satzewich and L. Wong (eds.) Transnational Identities and Practices in Canada. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press.

2005 “Nation-Building, Nation-Bonding: Croatian Diaspora and the Homeland” in H. Riegler (ed.) The Politics of Exile: the Role of Diasporas in Nation Building Austrian Institute of International Affairs, Baden-Baden, Germany: Nomos Pub.

2004 “Croatian Diaspora” in Encyclopedia of Diasporas-Immigrant and Refugee Cultures Around the World in M. Ember, C. Ember, I. Skoggard (eds.) New Haven: Kluwer/Plenam Press.

Journal Articles

2006 “Ten Years Later: the Changing Nature of Transnational Ties in post-Independence Croatia” Ethnopolitics 5(3):295-307.

2006 “Revisiting a Case Study of Hmong Refugees and Ontario Mennonites” Journal of Mennonite Studies, 24:169-176.

2002 “The Politics of Desire and Disdain: Croatian Identity Between 'Home' and 'Homeland'”. American Ethnologist 29(3): 693-718.

2000 “Vision Impaired: The Cultural Politics of Everyday Life in Croatia” Anthropology of East Europe Review 18(2): 31-37.

1998b “Croatians ‘Here’ and ‘There’: Diaspora and the Politics of Desire”). Revija za Sociologiju, 29(1): 49-59.

1998a “’Our Home and Native Land?’ Canadian Ethnic Scholarship and the Challenge of Transnationalism” Canadian Review of Sociology and Anthropology, 35(4): 521-543.

1995 “We Are Now an Actual Nation”: The Impact of National Independence on the Croatian Diaspora in Canada”, Diaspora, 4(1): 3-30.

1994 “Conversion and Community: Hmong Refugee Women and Christianity” Canadian Journal of Sociology, 19(1): 21-45.

1993 “The Quest for Mennonite Peoplehood: Ethno-religious Identity and the Dilemma of Definitions”, Canadian Review of Sociology and Anthropology, 30(1): 110-138.

1992 “Native Scholarship: the Enigma of Self-Definition among Jewish and Mennonite Scholars” Journal of Historical Sociology, 5(4): 431-461.

1992 “The Role of Religious Affiliation in Refugee Resettlement: the Case of Hmong Mennonites” Canadian Ethnic Studies, 24(1): 96-119.

1987 “Women and Religion: Mennonite Hmong”, Refuge 6(3): 3-6.

Conference Proceedings

2010 “Transnationalism and Transformation among Toronto Croats Since Independence” Democratic Cosmopolis (forthcoming)

2003 “Diasporic Influence on Host Country Domestic Political Activity: Croatians in Canada or Croatian-Canadians?” in Šaki et. al. (eds) Immigrants and Homeland Institute of Social Sciences, Zagreb, pp. 143-157.

1981 “Recommendations for M.A. Programs in Anthropology” in W. Adcock and G. Gold (eds.) Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Ontario Association of Sociology and Anthropology, pp. 4-23.

Conference Papers

2010 “Alternative Homecomings: Diaspora Croats and the shifting grounds of belonging”. Movement and the Dilemmas of Cosmopolitan Ethics and Practices: Canadian Anthropology Society (CASCA), Montreal, June 1

2010 “True Patriot Love”? Reflections on Imported Conflicts and “Civil” Society in Canada. Metropolis, Montreal, March 18-20

2009 “Neoliberalism in the new Croatia” American Anthropological Association. Philadelphia, December 2

2009 "Plenary Panel, Diasporas and Activism in Europe," Centre for Civil Society, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), London, UK, September 10-13.

2009 “Transnationalism and Transformation among Toronto Croats Since Independence” Towards a Democratic Cosmopolis: Diaspora, Citizenship & Recognition York University, Toronto, October 22.

2008 “Liberty, Freedom, Prosperity: the New Face of Croatian Diaspora” European Association of Social Anthropology Ljubljana, Slovenia, August 26-29.

2007 “Posavina Croats after Dayton” Institute for Strengthening Democracy in Bosnia, Konjic, Bosnia and Hercegovina, July 6-9.

2007 “’Mujaheddin in Our Midst’: Bosnian Croats after the Yugoslav Wars of Succession”, Association for the Study of Nationalities, Harriman Institute, Columbia University, New York City, April 6-8.

2007 “Going Home”: Diaspora Return and Croatian National Imaginaries” Metropolis, Toronto, March 15-19.

2006 “(Re)Making Croatians: Western Civilization versus Oriental Barbarism” Canadian Anthropology Society (CASCA), Montreal, May.

2005 “Revisiting a Case Study of Hmong Refugees and Ontario Mennonites” Mennonite Hosts and Refugee Newcomers: 1979 to the Present. University of Winnipeg, September 29-October 2, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

2004 “Ten Years Later: the Changing Nature of Transnational Ties in post-Independence Croatia” Transnationalism in the Balkans: The Emergence, Nature and Impact of Cross-national Linkages on an Enlarged and Enlarging Europe London School of Economics. November 23-25, London, UK.

2004 “Diaspora Croats and Homeland Return” Imagining Diasporas: Space, Identity and Social Change, University of Windsor, May 14-16, Windsor.

2004 “Patriots or Provocateurs: The Right -Wing Backlash in Croatia” Association for the Study of Nationalism, Harriman Institute, Columbia University, April 13-15, New York.

2003 “Memories and Monuments: “Recovering” the Croatian State” Association for the Study of Nationalism, Harriman Institute, Columbia University, April 3-5, New York.

2003 “Spawning the Self: Croatians Ten Years Later” Canadian Association of Social and Cultural Anthropology, May 6-9, Halifax.

2003 “Kamenjak “National” Park: Politics and the Privatization of Tourist Sites in Croatia”, Canadian Association of Social and Cultural Anthropology, May 6-9, Halifax.

2002 “Diasporic Influence on Host Country Domestic Political Activity” Diaspora and the Homeland, Metropolis International, May 9-12, Dubrovnik, Croatia.

2001 “Herzeg Croats at the Brink” South Eastern Security at the Beginning of the XXI Century, May 17-20, Belgrade, Serbia.

2001 “The Politics of Desire and Disdain: Croatian Identity Between “home” and “homeland” American Ethnological Society. May 3-6, Montreal.

2001 “Transnational Structure of Contemporary Academic Practices” Canadian Association of Social and Cultural Anthropology, May 3-6, Montreal.

2000 “The Cultural Politics of Croatian Identity” European Association of Social Anthropology, July 26-29, Krakow, Poland.

2000 “Civic Participation and Homeland Ties: A Comparative Study of Croatians and Sri Lankan Tamils in the Greater Toronto Area” Metropolis 2000 May 15-17, Toronto.

2000 “Vision Impaired: The Cultural Politics of Everyday Life in Croatia” Soyuz Symposium, Harriman Institute, Columbia University, February 12-15, New York.

1999 “Projekt Mitteleuropa”: Croatians and the Politics of Recognition in the “New Europe", Creating the Other: the Causes and Dynamic of Nationalism, Ethnic Enmity, and Racism in Central and Eastern Europe Center for Austrian Studies, University of Minnesota, May 22-25, Minneapolis.

1999 “Cartographies of Desire: The Cultural Politics of Croatian Identity”, Diasporas and Ethnic Immigrants in 20th Century Europe” Humboldt Universitaet Zu Berlin, May 9-12, Berlin.

1999 “Croatia Ten Years Later” Canadian Association of Social and Cultural Anthropology, May 3-6, Quebec City.

1998 “Imagining Croatia: Diaspora and Desire”, American Anthropological Association, December 4-9, Philadelphia.

1998 “Imagining the State in Canada and Croatia: the Politics and Poetics of Nationalist and Multiculturalist Discourse in Pluralist Societies” Divided Societies, April 22-29, Dubrovnik, Croatia.

1998 “Navigating the Storm: Fieldwork with Communities in Crisis” Qualitative Analysis Conference, May 15-17, Toronto.

1997 “The Croatian Diaspora and the Politics of Desire” American Sociological Association, August 9-12, Toronto.

1997 “Contingent Selves: Reflections from the Fields” Canadian Association of Social and Cultural Anthropology, June 11-15, St. Johns, Nfld.

1996 “True Patriot Love?” Multiculturalism and the Problem of Borders”, Canadian Association of Social and Cultural Anthropology, May 4-7, St. Catharine’s.

1995 “Constructing Multicultural Identities: Diaspora in the Age of Ethnic Nationalism”, Canadian Ethnic Studies Association, October 20-23, Gimli, Manitoba.

1995 “”Now we are a Nation”: Independence and the Croatian Diaspora”, Canadian Association of Social and Cultural Anthropology, May 12-15, Montreal.

1993 “The ‘Hrvatska’ Factor: Croatian Canadians and Mother Country” Canadian Ethnic Studies Association, November 7-10, Vancouver, B.C.

1993 “Crisis and Community: Reflections of the Impact of Croatian Independence on Croatian Identity in Canada”, Canadian Association of Social and Cultural Anthropology, May 8-12, Toronto.

1993 “Strategies for Survival among “Hard-to-Settle” Refugees: Gender and Adaptation among Hmong Women” Conference on Gender Issues and Refugees: Development Implications, May 3-5, Toronto.

1991 “Conversion and Community: Hmong Women and Christianity” Canadian Council on Southeast Asian Studies, March, Toronto.

1990 “Museums and Multicultural Policy in Ontario” Ontario Museum Association, October, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario.

1987 “Mennonite Hmong: Summer Sausage and Sticky Rice” Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, November, Louisville, Ky.

1985 “Mennonite identity Crisis: Fact or Fiction” Northeastern Anthropological Association, November, Buffalo, N.Y.

1985 “Hmong Mennonites: Adaptation or Conversion” Canadian Association of Sociology and Anthropology, June, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Book Reviews

2009 Trbovich, A.S. "A Legal Geography of Yugoslavia’s Disintegration." New York: Oxford University Press 2008 H-Net: Humanities and Social Sciences Review On-line http://www.h-net.org/reviews

2008 Green, S. F., "Notes from the Balkans: Locating Marginality and Ambiguity in the Greek-Albanian Border." Princeton: Princeton University. 2005. Journal of Modern Greek Studies, 29(2): 494-495

2002 Das, V., A. “Kleinman, M. Lock, M. Ramphele and P. Reynolds (eds.) Remaking a World: Violence, Social Suffering, and Recovery.” University of California Press, 2001. American Ethnologist, 29(3): 756-758

1996 Donnelly, N. “Changing Lives of Refugee Among Women” (Philadelphia, Pa.: Temple University Press) in Contemporary Sociology, 25(1): 37-38.

1996 Chan, S. Hmong Means Free (Seattle University Washington Press) in Contemporary Sociology, 25(1):38-39

1995 Margolis, M. Little Brazil: An Ethnography of Brazilian Immigrants in New York City (Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press) in Canadian Journal of Urban Research 4#1:163-164


Area of Specialization

Anthropology


Degrees

Ph.D. Sociology, York University
M.A. Social Anthropology, York University
B.A. Social Anthropology , York University

Professional Leadership

i) Conference Organization
2001 - Canadian Ethnic Studies Association – Co-organizer - November 2-4, 2001
2000 - Canadian Ethnic Studies Association – Co-organizer – March 25-56, 2000
1990 - Ontario Museum Association – Conference organizer and Seminar Director,
Multiculturalism and Museums, Ontario Museum Association, Niagara-on-the-Lake
ii) Session Organizer
2008 – “Neoliberalism and Diasporas” European Association of Social Anthropology, Ljubljana, Slovenia, August 26-29 (Co-organized with Dr. N. Harney)
2001 - “Sites of Politics: Engaging the Political in Diasporas” American Ethnological Society, May 3-6, Montreal
2000 - “Transnational Politics and Civic Engagement in Canada” Canadian Ethnic Studies Association, March 15-17, Toronto
1998 - “Cross Connections II: the Politics of Identity and Place”, Canadian Association for Sociology and Anthropology, May 4-7, Ottawa
1997 - “Cross Connections: the Politics of Identity and Place”, Canadian Association of Social and Cultural Anthropology, May, St. Catharines
2001 - Session Chair “The Western Balkans” 8th Annual YCISS Conference, York University, February 8
1998 - Panel Discussant “Weak Nationalisms” American Ethnological Society, May, Toronto
iii) Offices in Professional Associations
2006-2009 - Member-at-Large, Canadian Anthropology Society
2007-2009 – Chair, Ethics Panel, Canadian Anthropology Society
2000-2002 - Vice-President - Canadian Ethnic Studies Association
iv) Research Consultant/Associate
1995 – Cultural Analysis Group, U.S. - authored report on rumour among U.S. youth
1993 – NATO - Eastern Europe briefing tour, Brussels, Paris and Germany
1991– Employment and Immigration Canada - authored report on refugee sponsorship
1990- Laidlaw Foundation – “Alternatives to Community-based Mental Health Programs in Toronto”.
1989 – Laidlaw Foundation – “Transition College: an Alternative Mental Health Care Program Initiative”.
v) Editor
2006-2008 – Editor (Anglophone) Culture, Online newsletter of Canadian Anthropology Society
1997-2002 - Anthropology Book Review Editor, Canadian Review of Anthropology and Sociology
vi) Manuscript Reviewer
2009 – University of Toronto Press
2008 – Feminist Studies
2007- Current Anthropology
2006 – Narodna Umjetnost (Croatia)
2005 - Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies (JEMS)
2002 - Aid to Scholarly Publications Program
1999- present Canadian Ethnic Studies
1998-present, International Journal of Canadian Studies
1998-present, Canadian Association of Sociology and Anthropology
1998-present Revija za Sociologiju (Croatia)
vii) Grant Application Reviewer
2010 - Austrian Science Fund
2006-present - Killam Fellowship Panel
1998-2000 - Ontario Graduate Scholarship Selection Panel
1999 - present - Wenner Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research


Current Research Projects

  • Mujaheddin in our Midst: Bosnian Croats after the Yugoslav Wars of Succession
    Description: 
    I am currently conducting research in Bosnia investigating at the ways in which local Bosnian Croats are making sense of their changing place in the latest post-war geopolitical configuration. Bosnian Croats, the smallest constituent nation, have become anxious about their place in the federation. As part of their ongoing claim to being the guardians of Western European traditions, Croats argue that they provide a bulwark against the encroachment of Eastern/Islamic influences. The intensification of Islamophobic rhetoric evidenced in Croatian allusions to the “jihadist” tendencies of some Bosnian Muslims, the presence of “radical mujaheddin” and predictions of an emerging “Iraqoslavia” has introduced new elements into the analysis of politics and inter-ethnic relations in the region.

  • The New Face of Diaspora: Neoliberalism in action
    Description: 
    This project, which builds on my research on diaspora-homeland relations for Croatians, addresses a relatively recent phenomenon that is the changing face of diaspora engagement with the Croatian homeland. While the older generation of diaspora Croats was preoccupied with political change, the new and younger generation of diaspora Croats eager to participate in homeland affairs, has become actively involved in promoting neoliberal strategies and approaches to the emergent Croatian market economy. How do homeland Croats facing new pressures to conform to European Union criteria for inclusion into an expanded Europe, respond to the recent efforts of diaspora Croats to “aid” in their efforts to shed the stigma of Croatians as a Balkan peoples, mired in ethno-nationalist conflict to one characterized by entrepreneurship and progress.

  • “What Works and For Whom” : Knowledge Mobilization Collaborative Research Grant.
    Description: 
    The goal of this project, which began in April 2009, is to develop a program evaluation framework that will enable the sharing and exchange of valued knowledge about unique community-based programs geared at homeless populations in Canada. I have been conducting interviews with support workers, clients and family members involved in the Family Reconnect program at Eva’s, a shelter for homeless youth in Toronto since May 2009. Through an integrated methodological strategy that includes qualitative fieldwork methods and analysis of program data, this project promises to create a knowledge dissemination system that includes the development of an evaluative framework that will be easily transportable to interested agencies and researchers.

All Publications

Books

2007 We Are Now a Nation: Croats between ‘Home’ and ‘Homeland’ Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 264 pp.

Book Chapters

2010 “Mujaheddin in our Midst: Bosnian Croats after Dayton” in L. Šaric, (ed.) Contested Cultural Identities: Discursive Responses to the Challenges of Changing Europe London: Routledge.

2008 “Transnationalism in Post-Conflict Contexts: Croatia” in D. Kostovicova and V. Bojičić-Dzelilović (eds.) Transnationalism in the Balkans. London: Routledge.

2006 “Claiming to be Croat: The Risks of Return to the Homeland” pp. 201-220, in V. Amit and N. Dyck, (eds.) Claiming Individuality: The Cultural Politics of Distinction. London, UK: Pluto Press.

2006 “Raising the Curtain: Transnationalism in the Post-Communist World” pp. 261-277 in V. Satzewich and L. Wong (eds.) Transnational Identities and Practices in Canada. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press.

2005 “Nation-Building, Nation-Bonding: Croatian Diaspora and the Homeland” in H. Riegler (ed.) The Politics of Exile: the Role of Diasporas in Nation Building Austrian Institute of International Affairs, Baden-Baden, Germany: Nomos Pub.

2004 “Croatian Diaspora” in Encyclopedia of Diasporas-Immigrant and Refugee Cultures Around the World in M. Ember, C. Ember, I. Skoggard (eds.) New Haven: Kluwer/Plenam Press.

Journal Articles

2006 “Ten Years Later: the Changing Nature of Transnational Ties in post-Independence Croatia” Ethnopolitics 5(3):295-307.

2006 “Revisiting a Case Study of Hmong Refugees and Ontario Mennonites” Journal of Mennonite Studies, 24:169-176.

2002 “The Politics of Desire and Disdain: Croatian Identity Between 'Home' and 'Homeland'”. American Ethnologist 29(3): 693-718.

2000 “Vision Impaired: The Cultural Politics of Everyday Life in Croatia” Anthropology of East Europe Review 18(2): 31-37.

1998b “Croatians ‘Here’ and ‘There’: Diaspora and the Politics of Desire”). Revija za Sociologiju, 29(1): 49-59.

1998a “’Our Home and Native Land?’ Canadian Ethnic Scholarship and the Challenge of Transnationalism” Canadian Review of Sociology and Anthropology, 35(4): 521-543.

1995 “We Are Now an Actual Nation”: The Impact of National Independence on the Croatian Diaspora in Canada”, Diaspora, 4(1): 3-30.

1994 “Conversion and Community: Hmong Refugee Women and Christianity” Canadian Journal of Sociology, 19(1): 21-45.

1993 “The Quest for Mennonite Peoplehood: Ethno-religious Identity and the Dilemma of Definitions”, Canadian Review of Sociology and Anthropology, 30(1): 110-138.

1992 “Native Scholarship: the Enigma of Self-Definition among Jewish and Mennonite Scholars” Journal of Historical Sociology, 5(4): 431-461.

1992 “The Role of Religious Affiliation in Refugee Resettlement: the Case of Hmong Mennonites” Canadian Ethnic Studies, 24(1): 96-119.

1987 “Women and Religion: Mennonite Hmong”, Refuge 6(3): 3-6.

Conference Proceedings

2010 “Transnationalism and Transformation among Toronto Croats Since Independence” Democratic Cosmopolis (forthcoming)

2003 “Diasporic Influence on Host Country Domestic Political Activity: Croatians in Canada or Croatian-Canadians?” in Šaki et. al. (eds) Immigrants and Homeland Institute of Social Sciences, Zagreb, pp. 143-157.

1981 “Recommendations for M.A. Programs in Anthropology” in W. Adcock and G. Gold (eds.) Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Ontario Association of Sociology and Anthropology, pp. 4-23.

Conference Papers

2010 “Alternative Homecomings: Diaspora Croats and the shifting grounds of belonging”. Movement and the Dilemmas of Cosmopolitan Ethics and Practices: Canadian Anthropology Society (CASCA), Montreal, June 1

2010 “True Patriot Love”? Reflections on Imported Conflicts and “Civil” Society in Canada. Metropolis, Montreal, March 18-20

2009 “Neoliberalism in the new Croatia” American Anthropological Association. Philadelphia, December 2

2009 "Plenary Panel, Diasporas and Activism in Europe," Centre for Civil Society, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), London, UK, September 10-13.

2009 “Transnationalism and Transformation among Toronto Croats Since Independence” Towards a Democratic Cosmopolis: Diaspora, Citizenship & Recognition York University, Toronto, October 22.

2008 “Liberty, Freedom, Prosperity: the New Face of Croatian Diaspora” European Association of Social Anthropology Ljubljana, Slovenia, August 26-29.

2007 “Posavina Croats after Dayton” Institute for Strengthening Democracy in Bosnia, Konjic, Bosnia and Hercegovina, July 6-9.

2007 “’Mujaheddin in Our Midst’: Bosnian Croats after the Yugoslav Wars of Succession”, Association for the Study of Nationalities, Harriman Institute, Columbia University, New York City, April 6-8.

2007 “Going Home”: Diaspora Return and Croatian National Imaginaries” Metropolis, Toronto, March 15-19.

2006 “(Re)Making Croatians: Western Civilization versus Oriental Barbarism” Canadian Anthropology Society (CASCA), Montreal, May.

2005 “Revisiting a Case Study of Hmong Refugees and Ontario Mennonites” Mennonite Hosts and Refugee Newcomers: 1979 to the Present. University of Winnipeg, September 29-October 2, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

2004 “Ten Years Later: the Changing Nature of Transnational Ties in post-Independence Croatia” Transnationalism in the Balkans: The Emergence, Nature and Impact of Cross-national Linkages on an Enlarged and Enlarging Europe London School of Economics. November 23-25, London, UK.

2004 “Diaspora Croats and Homeland Return” Imagining Diasporas: Space, Identity and Social Change, University of Windsor, May 14-16, Windsor.

2004 “Patriots or Provocateurs: The Right -Wing Backlash in Croatia” Association for the Study of Nationalism, Harriman Institute, Columbia University, April 13-15, New York.

2003 “Memories and Monuments: “Recovering” the Croatian State” Association for the Study of Nationalism, Harriman Institute, Columbia University, April 3-5, New York.

2003 “Spawning the Self: Croatians Ten Years Later” Canadian Association of Social and Cultural Anthropology, May 6-9, Halifax.

2003 “Kamenjak “National” Park: Politics and the Privatization of Tourist Sites in Croatia”, Canadian Association of Social and Cultural Anthropology, May 6-9, Halifax.

2002 “Diasporic Influence on Host Country Domestic Political Activity” Diaspora and the Homeland, Metropolis International, May 9-12, Dubrovnik, Croatia.

2001 “Herzeg Croats at the Brink” South Eastern Security at the Beginning of the XXI Century, May 17-20, Belgrade, Serbia.

2001 “The Politics of Desire and Disdain: Croatian Identity Between “home” and “homeland” American Ethnological Society. May 3-6, Montreal.

2001 “Transnational Structure of Contemporary Academic Practices” Canadian Association of Social and Cultural Anthropology, May 3-6, Montreal.

2000 “The Cultural Politics of Croatian Identity” European Association of Social Anthropology, July 26-29, Krakow, Poland.

2000 “Civic Participation and Homeland Ties: A Comparative Study of Croatians and Sri Lankan Tamils in the Greater Toronto Area” Metropolis 2000 May 15-17, Toronto.

2000 “Vision Impaired: The Cultural Politics of Everyday Life in Croatia” Soyuz Symposium, Harriman Institute, Columbia University, February 12-15, New York.

1999 “Projekt Mitteleuropa”: Croatians and the Politics of Recognition in the “New Europe", Creating the Other: the Causes and Dynamic of Nationalism, Ethnic Enmity, and Racism in Central and Eastern Europe Center for Austrian Studies, University of Minnesota, May 22-25, Minneapolis.

1999 “Cartographies of Desire: The Cultural Politics of Croatian Identity”, Diasporas and Ethnic Immigrants in 20th Century Europe” Humboldt Universitaet Zu Berlin, May 9-12, Berlin.

1999 “Croatia Ten Years Later” Canadian Association of Social and Cultural Anthropology, May 3-6, Quebec City.

1998 “Imagining Croatia: Diaspora and Desire”, American Anthropological Association, December 4-9, Philadelphia.

1998 “Imagining the State in Canada and Croatia: the Politics and Poetics of Nationalist and Multiculturalist Discourse in Pluralist Societies” Divided Societies, April 22-29, Dubrovnik, Croatia.

1998 “Navigating the Storm: Fieldwork with Communities in Crisis” Qualitative Analysis Conference, May 15-17, Toronto.

1997 “The Croatian Diaspora and the Politics of Desire” American Sociological Association, August 9-12, Toronto.

1997 “Contingent Selves: Reflections from the Fields” Canadian Association of Social and Cultural Anthropology, June 11-15, St. Johns, Nfld.

1996 “True Patriot Love?” Multiculturalism and the Problem of Borders”, Canadian Association of Social and Cultural Anthropology, May 4-7, St. Catharine’s.

1995 “Constructing Multicultural Identities: Diaspora in the Age of Ethnic Nationalism”, Canadian Ethnic Studies Association, October 20-23, Gimli, Manitoba.

1995 “”Now we are a Nation”: Independence and the Croatian Diaspora”, Canadian Association of Social and Cultural Anthropology, May 12-15, Montreal.

1993 “The ‘Hrvatska’ Factor: Croatian Canadians and Mother Country” Canadian Ethnic Studies Association, November 7-10, Vancouver, B.C.

1993 “Crisis and Community: Reflections of the Impact of Croatian Independence on Croatian Identity in Canada”, Canadian Association of Social and Cultural Anthropology, May 8-12, Toronto.

1993 “Strategies for Survival among “Hard-to-Settle” Refugees: Gender and Adaptation among Hmong Women” Conference on Gender Issues and Refugees: Development Implications, May 3-5, Toronto.

1991 “Conversion and Community: Hmong Women and Christianity” Canadian Council on Southeast Asian Studies, March, Toronto.

1990 “Museums and Multicultural Policy in Ontario” Ontario Museum Association, October, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario.

1987 “Mennonite Hmong: Summer Sausage and Sticky Rice” Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, November, Louisville, Ky.

1985 “Mennonite identity Crisis: Fact or Fiction” Northeastern Anthropological Association, November, Buffalo, N.Y.

1985 “Hmong Mennonites: Adaptation or Conversion” Canadian Association of Sociology and Anthropology, June, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Book Reviews

2009 Trbovich, A.S. "A Legal Geography of Yugoslavia’s Disintegration." New York: Oxford University Press 2008 H-Net: Humanities and Social Sciences Review On-line http://www.h-net.org/reviews

2008 Green, S. F., "Notes from the Balkans: Locating Marginality and Ambiguity in the Greek-Albanian Border." Princeton: Princeton University. 2005. Journal of Modern Greek Studies, 29(2): 494-495

2002 Das, V., A. “Kleinman, M. Lock, M. Ramphele and P. Reynolds (eds.) Remaking a World: Violence, Social Suffering, and Recovery.” University of California Press, 2001. American Ethnologist, 29(3): 756-758

1996 Donnelly, N. “Changing Lives of Refugee Among Women” (Philadelphia, Pa.: Temple University Press) in Contemporary Sociology, 25(1): 37-38.

1996 Chan, S. Hmong Means Free (Seattle University Washington Press) in Contemporary Sociology, 25(1):38-39

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