Doctoral Candidate in Anthropology and American Culture
I am interested in youth culture and youth language practices in the Balkans, particularly in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Youth cultural and linguistic practices in Bosnia and Herzegovina emerge at the interstices of global and local cultural flows: from American cultural influences in the form of popular culture to the legacy of the local post-Yugoslav linguistic landscape, what it means to be a young person is a dynamic ensemble of local and global elements.
I trace these cultural flows and their impacts on youth culture and language by studying how young people, for instance, increasingly use more English words in their everyday speech and how they make sense of global events through social media channels like TikTok and Instagram. Employing linguistic anthropological methodological frameworks, I want to understand what it means to be a young Bosnian and Herzegovina today.
Research interests: Semiotics, language separatism, language ideologies, linguistic purism, migration, race and ethnicity, diasporas, youth language practices, youth culture