Vasiliki Neofotistos


Vasiliki Neofotistos

Director of Undergraduate Studies

Associate Professor
Ph.D., Harvard University, 2003
MSt, Oxford University, 1997
Office: MFAC, Room 370
Phone: (716) 645-0405



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 stablization, and democracy building.



2012. The Risk of War: Everyday Sociality in the Republic of Macedonia. University of Pennsylvania Press, the Ethnography of Political Violence series. Order HERE.

Special Journal Issues 

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

Refereed Articles 

2012. Going Home to Pakistan: Identity and Its Discontents in Southeastern Europe. Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power 18 (4): 291-316. 

2010. Post-socialism, Social Value, and Identity Politics among Albanians in Macedonia. Slavic Review 69(4): 882-902. Special issue, Rethinking Crossroads: Macedonia in Global Context. Keith Brown, Victor Friedman, and Susan Woodward, eds.

2010. Cultural Intimacy and Subversive Disorder: The Politics of Romance in the Republic of Macedonia. Anthropological Quarterly 83 (2): 279-315.

2009. Bulgarian Passports, Macedonian Identity: The Invention of EU Citizenship in the Republic of Macedonia. Anthropology Today 25 (4): 19-22.

2009. Re-thinking “Make do”: Action “from the side” and the Politics of Segmentation in the Republic of Macedonia. American Ethnologist 36 (1): 137-48.

2008. ‘The Balkans’ Other within': Imaginings of the West in the Republic of Macedonia. History and Anthropology 19 (1): 17-36.

2008. The Muslim, the Jew, and the African American: America and the Production of Alterity in the film “Borat.” Anthropology Today 24 (4): 13-17.

2004. Beyond Stereotypes: Violence and the Porousness of Ethnic Boundaries in the Republic of Macedonia. History and Anthropology 15 (1): 47-67. 

Undergraduate Courses Offered

APY 106 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

Graduate Courses Offered

APY 694 Violence and the Nation-State
APY 655 Graduate Survey Social Anthropology
APY 602 Anthropology of War and Peace

APY 592 Socialism and Beyond

Department of Anthropology | 380 MFAC-Ellicott Complex | Buffalo, NY 14261-0005
Phone: (716) 645-2414 | Fax: (716) 645-3808
College of Arts and Sciences 2010
This website is supported by the College of Arts and Sciences web team.
Inquiries or comments about this website should be directed to the College of Arts & Sciences webmaster.