Dr. Ana Ivasiuc is a social anthropologist working interdisciplinarily on urban insecurity, social and racial inequalities, policing, and the far-right in Europe. Her doctoral thesis in the anthropology of development analyzed conflicts within a World Bank-funded community development project implemented in destitute Roma communities in Romania as a lens revealing the strategies of upward social mobility of Roma. In her postdoctoral research within the Collaborative Research Center ‘Dynamics of Security: Forms of Securitization in Historical Perspective’ she has conducted research in Italy on the securitization of the Roma, carrying out an ethnography of formal and informal policing in the peripheries of Rome. In 2020, she has joined our Center to conduct a comparative ethnography of civilian defense groups or neighbourhood patrols in Germany and The Netherlands, for which she obtained funding from the Gerda Henkel Foundation’s Special Program ‘Security, Society, State’. She has published extensively in peer-reviewed international journals and has co-edited two volumes (Roma Activism: Reimagining Power and Knowledge, with Sam Beck, 2018, Berghahn Books, and The Securitization of the Roma in Europe, with Huub van Baar and Regina Kreide, 2019, Palgrave Macmillan). Some of her work can be found here. Ana is the winner of the 2017 Columbia-Marburg-Barcelona-Glasgow Consortium Award, sponsored by the Council for European Studies at Columbia University for her article ‘Securitization of Identities and Racial Eastern-Europeanization’. Since 2020, she is a social media editor of the Anthropological Journal of European Cultures, and one of the co-conveners of the Anthropology of Security network of the European Association of Social Anthropologists.
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social and racial inequalities
the far-right in Europe
2020-2022: ‘The Rise of Informal Policing in Europe: Security, Space, State’ - AZ 03/KF/20, funded by the Gerda Henkel Foundation, Special Programme ‘Security, Society, Space’;
2014-2017: ‘Between Minority Protection and Securitization: Roma Minority Formation in Modern European History’ – project A07 within the Collaborative Research Center (SFB/TRR 138) ‘Dynamics of Security: Forms of Securitization in Historical Perspective’, funded by the German Research Foundation;
2011-2014: ‘Empowering the Roma: Lessons from Development Practice’ – doctoral research within the project ‘Constructing and implementing an interdisciplinary innovative programme regarding Roma issues’, National School of Political Science and Public Administration, funded through the European Social Funds SOPHRD/107/1.5/S/82729.
Ivasiuc, Ana. 2020. Threatening the Social Order: The Security – Morality Nexus in the Crisis of Capitalism. Journal of Extreme Anthropology 4(1): 227–49. https://doi.org/10.5617/jea.8081.
Ivasiuc, Ana. 2020. Race Matters: The Materiality of Domopolitics in the Peripheries of Rome. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research. https://doi.org/10.1111/1468-2427.12891.
Racleș, Andreea, and Ana Ivasiuc. 2019. Emplacing Smells: Spatialities and Materialities of ‘Gypsiness’. Anthropological Journal of European Cultures 28(1): 19–38. https://doi.org/10.3167/ajec.2019.280105.
Ivasiuc, Ana. 2018. The Order of Things and People: Urban Surveillance Culture in Europe. On_Culture (Fall 2018). Available at https://www.on-culture.org/journal/issue-6/ivasiuc-the-order/.
Ivasiuc, Ana. 2018. Social Mobility and the Ambiguous Autonomy of Roma Migration. Intersections: East European Journal of Society and Politics 4(2): 109–25. https://doi.org/10.17356/ieejsp.v4i2.379.
Ivasiuc, Ana. 2015. Watching over the Neighbourhood: Vigilante Discourses and Practices in the Suburbs of Rome. Etnofoor, 27 (2): 53–72. Available at http://www.jstor.org/stable/43656019.
Ivasiuc, Ana. 2013. Empowerment: Easier Said than Measured. Revista de Asistență Socială XII(3): 21–35.
Chapters in peer-reviewed books
Ivasiuc, Ana. forthcoming (under review). "From Folk Devils to Modern State Devils: The Securitization and Racial Policing of the Roma in Italy." In Martin Demant Fredriksen and Ida Harboe Knudsen (eds.). Modern Folk Devils: The Construction of Evil in Contemporary Europe, Helsinki University Press.
Ivasiuc, Ana. 2019. "Sharing the Insecure Sensible: The Circulation of Images of Roma on Social Media." In Huub van Baar, Ana Ivasiuc, and Regina Kreide (eds.). The Securitization of the Roma in Europe. London: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 233–59.
van Baar, Huub, Ana Ivasiuc, and Regina Kreide. 2019. "The European Roma and their Securitization: Contexts, Junctures, Challenges." In Huub van Baar, Ana Ivasiuc, and Regina Kreide (eds.). The Securitization of the Roma in Europe. London: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 1–25.
Ivasiuc, Ana. 2019. "Reassembling (In)security: The Power of Materiality." In Regina Kreide and Andreas Langenohl. Conceptualizing Power in Dynamics of Securitization: Beyond State and International System. Baden Baden: Nomos, pp. 367–94.
Ivasiuc, Ana. 2018. "Alter-Narratives: Seeing Ordinary Agency." In Sam Beck and Ana Ivasiuc, (eds.). Roma Activism: Reimagining Power and Knowledge. Oxford and New York: Berghahn Books, pp. 129–50.
Ivasiuc, Ana. 2018. "Introduction: Renewing Research and Romani Activism." In Sam Beck and Ana Ivasiuc, (eds.). Roma Activism: Reimagining Power and Knowledge. Oxford and New York: Berghahn Books, pp. 1–22.
van Baar, Huub, Ana Ivasiuc and Regina Kreide (eds.). 2019. The Securitization of the Roma in Europe. Palgrave Macmillan.
Beck, Sam and Ana Ivasiuc (eds.). 2018. Roma Activism: Reimagining Power and Knowledge. Oxford and New York: Berghahn Books.
Ivasiuc, Ana. 2020. Book Review: Rice, Stephen K. and Michael D. Maltz, eds. 2018. Doing Ethnography in Criminology: Discovery through Fieldwork. Cham: Springer. Journal of Extreme Anthropology 4(1): 255–58. https://doi.org/10.5617/jea.8151.
Winning piece of the 2017 Herder-Council for European Studies Fellowship Award:
Ivasiuc, Ana. 2017. "Securitizations of Identities and Racial Eastern-Europeanization." EuropeNow 13, December 2017.
Gagyi, Agnes. 2020. ‘Your Security Terrorizes’: An Interview with Ana Ivasiuc. 21 July. http://www.criticatac.ro/lefteast/securityterrorizes-interview-with-ana-ivasiuc/.
Walach, Václav. 2019. "Romové umožňují nahlédnout rozpory existující v našich společnostech." Rozhovor s Anou Ivasiuc a Veronikou Nagy [The Roma provide insight into the contradictions of our societies. Interview with Ana Ivasiuc and Veronika Nagy]. Česká kriminologie 2:1–11.
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