Vasiliki Neofotistos


Vasiliki Neofotistos.

Vasiliki Neofotistos


Vasiliki Neofotistos


Research Topics

The Balkans; Eastern Europe; violence; political anthropology; the anthropology of war and peace; the interface between social anthropology and policy-making; conflict management and prevention; post-conflict stabilization, and democracy building


  • PhD, Harvard University
  • MSt, Oxford University
  • BA, Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences

Courses Offered

Undergraduate Courses

  • APY 199 | UB Seminar: Contemporary Warfare
  • APY 313 | Anthropology and Film
  • APY 494 | Senior Seminar: Violence and the Nation-State

Graduate Courses

  • APY 593 | Anthropology of War and Peace
  • APY 623 | Memory and Commemoration
  • APY 655 | Graduate Survey Social Anthropology
  • APY 694 | Violence and the Nation-State

Selected Publications


Special Journal Editor
  • 2010. Critical Engagements with Cultural Intimacy. Anthropological Quarterly, guest editor. Spring 2010, Volume 83, no 2.

Articles and Book Chapters

  • 2021. “Commemoration and the Re-invention of a City: Alternative Memories of the Past in North Macedonia.” In Cultures and Politics of Remembrance: Southeast European and Balkan Perspectives, edited by Naum Trajanovski, Petar Todorov, Biljana Volchevska, and Ljupcho S. Risteski, 89-96. Skopje: Forum Ziviler Friedensdienst. 
  • 2021. “Introduction: Macedonia: What’s in a Name?” In Macedonia and Identity Politics After the Prespa Agreement, edited by Vasiliki P. Neofotistos, 1-27. New York: Routledge.
  • 2019. “War Criminals, National Heroes, and Transitional Justice in Post-conflict Macedonia.” In Everyday Life in the Balkans, edited by David Montgomery, 220-229. Indiana: Indiana University Press. 
  • 2019. “The Rhetoric of War and the Reshaping of Civil Society in the Republic of North Macedonia.” Part of the critical discussion forum on “New War Frontiers” Slavic Review 78 (2): 357-64.
  • 2019. “Sport and Nationalism in the Republic of North Macedonia.” Focaal – Journal of Global and Historical Anthropology 85 (3): 110-22.  

Selected Awards