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Ana Dragojlovic

Dr Ana Dragojlovic is an anthropologist working at the intersections of mobility, affect theory, post-colonial and critical race studies, feminist and queer theory, and masculinity studies. Her regional specialisation reflects her interest in diasporas and empires, including Indonesia, the Netherlands, the Dutch East-Indies and Afro-Asian connections (particularly in relation to the Afro-Caribbean). Dr Dragojlovic works as a Lecturer in Gender Studies at the Faculty of Arts, The University of Melbourne, and as a Research Associate at the Department of Anthropology, ANU College of Asia and the Pacific, The Australian National University.

Dr Dragojlovic received her PhD in anthropology in 2008 from The Australian National University. Her doctoral research resulted in a monograph entitled Beyond Bali: Subaltern Citizens and Post-Colonial Intimacy (2016), which constitutes the first extensive discussion about Balinese diasporic formations. Situated within the fields of post-colonial, critical race and gender studies, the book explores under what social, political and historical circumstances Balinese subaltern citizens claim proximity and mutuality between themselves and to their former colonisers, rather than striving to reveal and commemorate colonial violence, as other subaltern citizens with Indonesian heritage in Dutch post-colonial society do. This ethnography is firmly based in an analytical orientation towards relations and processes in which knowledge is produced through anticipated connectivities but also through the disjunctures and surprising linkages and associations people make. During her post-doctoral research at the International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS), Leiden, the Netherlands and The University of Queensland, Dr Dragojlovic ethnographically explored the correlation between memory, materiality, affectivity and subjectivity in the context of historical violence in the context of Indisch diaspora. Ana is currently working on a project that focuses on therapy cultures, particularly as they related to historical violence with interests in affect, embodiment and subjectivity.

Contact

ana.dragojlovic@unimelb.edu.au

Research

Affectivity of Historical Violence

Publications

Books

Dragojlovic, A. 2016. Beyond Bali: Subaltern Citizens and Post-Colonial Intimacy. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2016.

Dragojlovic, A. and A. Broom. Bodies and Suffering: Emotions and Relations of Care. London: Routledge, forthcoming February 2017. Co-authored research-based monograph.

Refereed journal articles

Dragojlovic, A. ‘Playing Family: Unruly Relationality, and Transnational Parenthood’. Gender, Place and Culture: Journal of Feminist Geography 23.2 (2016): 243-56.

Dragojlovic, A. and S. Frohlick. ‘Foreign Travel, Transnational Sex, and Transformations of Heterosexualities’. Gender, Place and Culture: Journal of Feminist Geography 23.2 (2016): 235-42.

Dragojlovic, A. ‘Affective Geographies: Intergenerational Hauntings, Bodily Affectivity and Multiracial Subjectivities’. Subjectivity 8 (2015): 315-34.

Dragojlovic, A. ‘Hunted by Miscegenation: Gender, the White Australian Policy and the Construction of Indisch Family Narratives’. Journal of Intercultural Studies, 36.1 (2015): 54-70.

Dragojlovic, A. ‘The Search for Sensuous Geographies of Absence: Indisch Mediation of Loss’. Bijdragen tot de Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde (Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences of Southeast Asia) 170.4 (2014): 473 – 503.

Dragojlovic, A., M. Bloembergen and H. Schulte Nordholt. ‘Colonial Re-Collections: Memories, Objects, Performances’. Bijdragen tot de Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde (Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences of Southeast Asia) 170.4 (2014): 435–41.  

Dragojlovic, A. ‘Mis-placed Boomerangs: Artistic Creativity, Supply Chain Capitalism, and the Production of Ethnic Arts in Bali’. The Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology 13.3 (2012): 245-61.

Dragojlovic, A. ‘Materiality, Loss and Redemptive Hope in the Indonesian Leftist Diaspora’. Indonesia and the Malay World 40.117 (2012): 160-74.

Dragojlovic, A. ‘“Did you Know my Father?”: the Zone of Unspeakability as Postcolonial Legacy’. Australian Feminist Studies 69.26 (2011): 317-32.

Dragojlovic, A. ‘“Sukarno’s students”: Reconfiguring Notion of Exile, Community and Remembering’. Review of Indonesian and Malaysian Affairs (RIMA) 44.1 (2010): 53-83.

Dragojlovic, A. and D. Hill, 2010. ‘Indonesian Exiles: Crossing Cultural, Political and Religious Borders’. Review of Indonesian and Malaysian Affairs (RIMA), 44.1 (2010): 1-9.

Dragojlovic, A. ‘Dutch Women and Balinese Men: Intimacies, Popular Discourses and Citizenship Rights’. The Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology, 9.4 (2008): 332-45.

Dragojlovic, A. ‘Reframing the Nation: Migration, Borders and Belonging’. The Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology 9.4 (2008): 279-84.

Dragojlovic, A. ‘Performing Balinese Femininity in Migration’. Intersections: Gender and Sexuality in Asia and the Pacific, 16 (2008). http://intersections.anu.edu.au/issue16/dragojlovic.htm

Edited special journal issues   
Frohlick, S., A. Dragojlovic and A. Piscitelli. ‘Foreign Travel, Transnational Sex, and Transformations of Heterosexualities’. Gender, Place and Culture: Journal of Feminist Geography 23.2 (2016): 235-42.

Dragojlovic, A., M. Bloembergen, H. Schulte Nordholt. ‘Colonial Re-Collections: Memories, Objects, Performances’. Bijdragen tot de Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde (Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences of Southeast Asia) 170.4 (2014).  

Dragojlovic, A. and D. Hill. ‘Indonesian Political Exiles’, Review of Indonesian and Malaysian Affairs (RIMA) 44.1 (2010).

Dragojlovic, A. ‘Reframing the Nation: Migration, Borders and Belonging’. The Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology 9.4 (2008).

Book reviews

Dragojlovic, A. ‘Popular Culture in Indonesia: Fluid Identities in Post-Authoritarian Politics’, by Ariel Heryanto, The Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology, 12.5 (2011): 501-02.

Dragojlovic, A. ‘Transnational Transcendence: Essays on Religion and Globalization’, edited by Thomas Csordas. Anthropological Notebooks,XVI.1 (2010): 99-100.

Dragojlovic, A. ‘Anthropology and the New Cosmopolitanism Rooted, Feminist and Vernacular Perspectives’, edited by Pnina, Werbner. Anthropological Notebooks, XV.1 (2009): 95-96.

Dragojlovic, A. ‘Phenomenology of a Puppet Theatre: Contemplations on the Art of Javanese Wayang Kulit’, by J. Mrazek. Asian Studies Review 32.3 (2008): 294-95.

Dragojlovic, A. ‘Chinese in Eastern Europe and Russia: A Middleman Minority in a Transnational Era’, by Pál Nyiri. The China Journal 60 (2008): 161-62.

Dragojlovic, A. ‘Transnational Lives: Expatriates in Indonesia’, by A.M. Fechter, The Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology, 9.2 (2008): 169-70.

Dragojlovic, A. ‘Reclaiming Adat: Contemporary Malaysian Film and Literature’, by Gaik Cheng Khoo. The Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology 8.4 (2007): 349-50.

Dragojlovic, A. 2006. ‘Gender and Ethnicity in Contemporary Europe’, edited by Jacqueline Andall. The Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology 7.2 (2006): 179-80.