Grid Desires, or How to Tame a Three-Headed Dragon: Review of Yearnings in the Meantime by Stef Jansen


  • Safet HadžiMuhamedović Goldsmiths, University of London


A review of Yearnings in the Meantime: 'Normal Lives' and the State in a Sarajevo Apartment Complex by Stef Jansen (Berghahn Books, 2015)

Author Biography

Safet HadžiMuhamedović, Goldsmiths, University of London

Dr Safet HadžiMuhamedović is an anthropologist of religion with a broad range of interests in syncretism, landscapes, temporality, home, theories of affect, historicity and agency. His doctoral thesis Waiting for Elijah: Time and Encounter in a Bosnian Landscape (2016)discussed the post-war echoes of syncretic and shared seasonal celebrations in the southeastern Bosnian highlands. Safet obtained his PhD in Anthropology from Goldsmiths, University of London, MPhil in Anthropology from the University of Cambridge and BA degrees in History of Art and Sociology from the University of Sarajevo and Kenyon College. Since 2012, he has taught various social science courses at Goldsmiths, SOAS and Goethe University of Frankfurt. 


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