Natasa Garic-Humphrey

Natasa Garic-Humphrey
  • Social Sciences Building, Room 210 9500 Gilman Drive #0532 La Jolla, CA 92093-0532
Natasa Garic-Humphrey has two M.A. degrees in Sociocultural Anthropology and is currently working on a Ph.D. in Sociocultural Anthropology. Before coming to UCSD, she worked with Hopi Indian youth and elders in the area of ethnographic filmmaking and storytelling. Currently, her dissertation project explores Bosnian activists’ search for alternative ways of citizenship that transcends ethnic polarization, and their incorporation of ethics, morality, and hope for a better future amidst post-war struggle, economic devastation, and nationalist ideologies. She is interested in the ways Bosnian activists perform resistance against the current socio-political situation in the country, and which stances they may take vis-à-vis the state, to ultimately understand the model of citizenship they are enacting or aspiring to. Research interests: activism, performance, citizenship, nationalist ideologies, postsocialism, lived experiences, morality, ethics, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the Balkans.