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Dr Safet HadziMuhamedovic


2017-present: Anthropology of Landscapes (Unit Director)

2016-present: Anthropology of Islam (Unit Director)

2016-present: Kinship (Unit Director)

2016-present: Social Theories (Co-convenor)

2016-2018: Foundation Year in Arts and Humanities 

2016-present: Dissertations 

2016-present: Human Challenges 

2016-2017: Peoples, Culture and Language

Before coming to Bristol, I taught various courses on anthropological approaches to methods, qualitative research, religion, gender, politics, economics and social change at Goldsmiths, SOAS (both part of University of London) and Goethe University Frankfurt. My approach to teaching is guided by the idea that we still need to erode hegemonic projects of knowledge by facing them with epistemological and ontological obstacles, particularly those built into fine-grained anthropological analyses that speak to the plurality and intricacy of the human condition.

Early Career Research Network

Please get in touch if you have questions about the Early Career Research Network (Faculty of Arts), which I am organising this year.

Early Career Research Network - Faculty of Arts, University of Bristol

Research proposals

I welcome BA/MA dissertation and PhD thesis research proposals in social anthropology, particularly those relating to my listed research interests. Currently, I supervise one doctoral thesis on hospitality in Azerbaijan, as well as dissertations on: ethics of visual anthropology; activism and migration crisis; documentary film and emotions; ISIS destruction and the Euro-American attraction to Greco-Roman ruins; Olympic sports and nationalism; permaculture communities in the south of Spain; Muslim women's rap music; Palestinian women's diasporic notions of home; 'Dark places' and mythology in the Wye Valley/Forest of Dean; the commons and political changes in the New Forest; Doom paintings and the conceptualisation of evil; Brexit and nationalism on Canvey Island; gaze and anthropological film.  

The magic mountains of Gacko

Mount Volujak, whence fairies (vile) come from, near Gacko in Bosnia. 

'What the map cuts up, the story cuts across.' 

(Michel de Certeau, The Practice of Everyday Life

The oak tree - house of thunder gods - and the Green Man sculpture in Ashton Court park, Bristol

The oak tree (house of thunder gods) and the Green Man sculpture in Ashton Court park, Bristol - these enduring symbols are discussed in my book Waiting for Elijah: Time and Encounter in a Bosnian Landscape (2018).


Side note: My rather long surname has some 'special' characters ( and ć in Bosnian). HadžiMuhamedović is pronounced: Hajji-Muhamed-ovich.