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Dr Ana Dragojlovic

BA (Hons) University of Belgrade, PhD (ANU)
Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Queensland and Research Associate, Anthropology (CAP) ANU
ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
T: 6125 7958

Areas of expertise

  • Social And Cultural Anthropology 160104
  • Gender Specific Studies 169901

Research interests


  • critical migration and diaspora studies
  • gender and sexuality in the global perspective
  • postcolonial and critical race studies
  • forced migration and transgenerational trauma
  • therapeutic discourses and practices
  • the social production of historical memory, particularly between Asia and Europe


Ana Dragojlovic is an anthropologist who works in the areas of gender and mobility from the perspective of critical masculinity studies, and queer and feminist theory. Her more recent interests are centered around critical approaches to historical trauma and related therapeutic discourse and practice. Her regional specialisation reflects her interest in diasporas and empires and includes Indonesia, the Netherlands, Dutch East-Indies and Afro-Asian connections (particularly in relation to the Afro-Caribbean).

Book review editor for The Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology (

Researcher's projects

1) ‘Culture as Cure: Immigrants, Systemic Family Therapy and Emotional Suffering’, at the University of Queensland, 2012-2016.  

2) ‘Locating the Difficult Past: Spirits, Ancestors and Archives' supported by the Australian Academy of the Humanities; The Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO); The Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies (KITLV) Leiden, Netherlands and International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS), Leiden Netherlands, 2010-2012.

3) ‘Outsourcing ethnicities: politics of citizenship and representation in the Balinese art market’, 2008-2009.


Current student projects

‘The war that does not end: Transgenerational transmission of World War 2 related trauma in Germany’, Lina Jakob.

‘Being Muslim: young adults in Berlin’, Lena Heinzmann


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