Robin E. Smith F'12, G'10

Robin E. Smith
Doctoral Student
School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography
University of Oxford

Dissertation Fellowships in East European Studies 2012
Doctoral Student
School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography
University of Oxford
The Balkan Transformation: Vintner Associations and Democratic Governance in Croatia

This project analyzes the interaction between Croatian vintner associations and local governance institutions. Here, the Europeanization debate is turned on its head, asking: to what extent and with what effect has industry initiated and influenced democratic reforms? By framing this within an analysis of the constraints levied on the transformation of vintner groups and tracing the history of vintner-state relations, we link the region to larger European processes. This project focuses on the cultivation of cultural capital, re-crafting traditional products, and EU-agribusiness relations, referencing industrial organization and transition theories.

East European Studies Program Language Grants to Individuals for Summer Study 2010
National Peace Corps Association
Elementary Bosnian/Serbian/Croatian

Indiana University, Bloomington