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Andrei Simic

Professor of Anthropology

Contact Information
E-mail: asimic@usc.edu
Phone: (213) 740-1901
Office: GFS 129

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Curriculum Vitae
Faculty Profile on Departmental Website
 

Education

Ph.D. Social Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley, 1/1970
 

Description of Research

Summary Statement of Research Interests

Professor Simic studies the ethnography of Europe, with a focus on the Balkans and Eastern Europe. His research centers on ethnicity, nationalism, and post-Communist society with particular emphasis on former Yugoslavia. His other specialties include the study of American ethnic groups, cross-cultural gerontology, and visual anthropology.
 

Research Keywords

Balkans and Eastern Europe, Ethnicity, Nationalism, Post-Communist Society, Cross-cultural Gerontology, Visual Anthropology
 

Affiliations with Research Centers, Labs, and Other Institutions

Advisory Board of the Nastas Group - Non-profit Producer of films W/Greek cultural themes, Danville, CA, Member
Brett Roberts of the Iowa Law Review, Consultant
Trident Media Group of Belgrade (providers of news services to the Serbian diaspora- From July, 2010 forward, Unpaid Consultant
 

Conferences and Other Presentations

Conference Presentations

"Andrus Gerontology Center USC: "Aging and Life Cycle Continuity: Problems in Cross-Cultural Comparisons.", Talk/Oral Presentation, USC, Gerontology, Invited, Fall 2010   
 

Other Presentations

"The Plight of Retirees in post-Communist Bulgaria.", Andrus Gerontology Center USC, Gerontology, USC, Fall 2010   
 

Other Research

Field research in Serbia and among the Serbian diaspora in Germany and Austria regarding the influence of Western popular culture in forming attitudes toward the West and America in terms of internal political process and foreign policy., 05/24/2010-08/08/2010  
 

Publications

Book

Simic, A. Svakodnevni Zivot Srpskih Pionira u Americi--Everyday Life of Serbian Pioneers in America. Belgrade: Jugoistok Publishers.
Simic, A. W. (1995). Human Sexuality, co-edited with Patricia Omidian and Alan Almquist, Dubuque: Kendall/Hunt, 1995.
 

Journal Article

Simic, A. (2009). Understanding Hyphenated Ethnicity: The Serbian-American Case.". Serbian Studies. Vol. 21, pp. 1:37-54.
 

Other

Simic, A. W. Bulgaria: The Quest for Security (with Yulian Konstantinov) The Anthropology of Eastern Europe Review 19(2): 21-34, 2001 .
Simic, A. W. Nationalism as a Folk Ideology: The Case of the Former Yugoslavia" In J.M. Halpern and D.A. Kideckel (eds.), Neighbors at War: Anthropological Perspectives on Yugoslav Ethnicity, Culture and History. University Park, PA: Pennsylvania State University Press. Pp. 103-115, 2000 .
Simic, A. W. 1994 Readings in Anthropology, co-edited with Eugene Cooper, Dubuque: Kendall/Hunt .
 

Multimedia Scholarship and Creative Works

Film Screening, Invitation to screen my 2 films:Ziveli and The Children of Lazo's Grove at the Annual Festival of Ethnographic Film, Bdenje Duse (The Awakening of the Soul) sponsored by The Association of Film and TV Workers of Vojvodina at Sremski Karlovci, Serbia, Fall 2010   
Photographic Exhibit, Photographic exhibit, "Five Decades of Serbian Life in America: Family and Archival Photos, 1893-1947.Composed of 72 photographs with Eng & Serbo-Croatian texts. On display:Ethnographic Museum in Belgrade. Project supported by:Cntr for Vis.Anth., An award from LAS faculty Dev.Prog. at USC, Ethnographic Museum of Belgrade, personal resources., 06/16/2010-09/18/2010  
Newspaper Interview, Glas Javnosti (The Public Voice) related to Photographic exhibit "Five Decades of Serbian Life in America", 07/02/2010  
TV interview, Slovo Ljubvje - TV station of the Serbian Orthodox Church. related to Photographic exhibit "Five Decades of Serbian Life in America", 06/26/2010  
TV interview, Radio Television Serbia, Diaspora Service. related to Photographic exhibit "Five Decades of Serbian Life in America", 06/24/2010  
TV interview, Interview and Filming of exhibit - Radio Television Belgrade (Science Program). related to Photographic exhibit "Five Decades of Serbian Life in America", 06/22/2010  
TV interview, B92 Beograd. related to Photographic exhibit "Five Decades of Serbian Life in America", 06/21/2010  
TV interview, Radio Television Serbia-Program B. related to Photographic exhibit "Five Decades of Serbian Life in America", 06/16/2010  
TV interview, Related to "Five Decades of Serbian Life" Radio Television Serbia - Program A, 06/15/2010  
Newspaper Interview, Politika Media Interview related to Photographic exhibit "Five Decades of Serbian Life in America", 06/14/2010  
Radio interview, Frankfurtske Vesti (for diaspora in Germany and Austria). related to Photographic exhibit "Five Decades of Serbian Life in America", 06/19/1010-06/19/2010  
 
 

Service to the University

Review Panels

Board of Directors and Trustee of "Why Not?, Nonprofit Corporation for the Provision of Low Cost Housing, 2009-2010   
 

Media, Alumni, and Community Relations

Member of Board of Directors of non-profit Oreville Economic and Community Development Corporation, 2009-2010   
 
 
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