Alexander Markovic

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Alex Markovic received his M.A. in Anthropology in 2007, and is currently finishing his dissertation on identity politics and musical performance among Romani brass musicians in Vranje, Serbia, at the Department of Anthropology, University of Illinois-Chicago. With the support of an International Research Exchanges Board (IREX) IARO grant, among others, he spent a total of 19 months conducting fieldwork in Vranje on music, weddings, and ethnic identity. His research interests include music, dance, and ritual in the Balkans, ethnicity and nationalism, music, media, and globalization, and the anthropology of performance and ritual.