* Ph.D in Anthropology, 2004, Stanford University, USA (Rober Texture award for outstanding anthropological creativity)
* M.A in Anthropology, 1998, Stanford University, USA
* M.Phil in Social Anthropology, 1995, University of Cambridge, UK
* M.A in History, 1994, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary
* B.A in Ethnology, 1992, University of Cyril and Methodius, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia (the best student of the year award)
DISTINCTIONS AND AWARDS
Management Committee Representative from Germany for the COST Action IS0803: Remaking Eastern Borders in Europe: a network exploring social, moral and material relocations of Europe’s Eastern Peripheries funded by the European Science Foundation.
DFG (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) grant to support a full research position at the Institute for Slavistics and the Department of South Slavic Languages and Cultures at Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany.
Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle, Germany.
Robert Texture Award for Outstanding Anthropological Creativity, Department of Cultural and Social Anthropology, Stanford University, Stanford, USA.
Geballe Dissertation Fellowship, Humanities Center, Stanford University, Stanford, USA. (Awarded full tuition and living stipend to serve as a Humanities Fellow in residence).
Graduate Dissertation Fellowship, Stanford Institute for Research on Women and Gender, Stanford University, Stanford, USA.
MacArhtur Consortium Dissertation Fellowship, Stanford Center for International Security and Cooperation, Stanford, USA.
2002 - 2003
Center for Conflict and Negotiation Fellowship, Stanford University, Stanford, USA.
2001 - 2002
Mellon Dissertation Write-Up Grant, Department of Cultural and Social Anthropology, Stanford University, Stanford, USA.
O’Bie Shultz Fellowship, Dissertation Research Travel Grant, Institute of International Studies, Stanford University, Stanford, USA.
NSF (National Science Foundation) Dissertation Fieldwork Research Grant for fieldwork conducted in Macedonia from June 1999 until January 2001.
Mellon Department of Anthropology Summer Grant, Stanford University, Stanford, USA.
Mellon Summer Research Grant, Department of Anthropology, Stanford University and Center for Russian and Eastern European Studies Summer Research Grant, Stanford University, Stanford, USA.
New Democracy Fellowship, Institute for International Studies, Stanford University, Stanford, USA (four year tuition and living stipend)
TEACHING AND RESEARCH POSITIONS
Associate Professor in Southeast European Studies, Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures, Ghent University, Belgium.
Senior Research Fellow (Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeitin), Institute for Slavic Studies, Department of South Slavic Languages and Cultures at Humboldt University, Berlin.
Research Fellow at theInstitute for East European Studies at the Free University, Berlin.
Teaching Affiliate, Institute for East European Studies, Free University, Berlin.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle/Saale, Germany.
Teaching Affiliate, Department of Cultural and Social Anthropology, Stanford University for the undergraduate lecture-style Course Introduction to Cultural and Social Anthropology, Stanford, USA.
SEELAB founder and curator
SEELAB (Southeast and European Laboratory) is an alternative and experimental“hub” for learning, collaboration, interaction or improvisation. In addition to targeting the academic audiences such as UGent students, scholars and employees, it also aims to establish a close cooperation with the expat community from the Balkans in Belgium.
SEELAB Program: Winter Semester 2016-2017
* Encounters with the Balkan Trafik! Festival team, Nicolas Wieërs and Tony Vandereecken. Musicalperformance by Srdjan Vucic and Sinisha Davchevski (OCT 12 2016, 19:00 Afkikker Cafe).
* Group viewing of the film Glory (Slava) by Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov at the Film FestGent (OCT 18 2016, 17:30, Kinepolis Gent). * Encounters with Aleksandar Petrov, moderated by Rozita Dimova and Beba Moravcevic (NOV 9, 19:00, Afkikker Cafe).
* Screening of the film "King of the Belgians" in Sphinx Cinema followed by a Q&A session with thedirectors Peter Brosens and Jessica Woodworth (DEC 7 2016, 19:30 Sphinx Cinema, Gent).
SEELAB Program: Summer Semester 2016-2017
Panel discussion: Integration Impossible: Social work and migrants from the Balkans in Belgium
Participants: Manuela Dimitrovska, Mirjana Nesic and Ilse Neyrinck
Moderated by Rozita Dimova (in English)
Encounters with Aleksandar Kiossev. Moderated by Miglena Dikova-Milanova (in English)
Encounters with Sergei Birjukov, the poet/performer. Moderated by Aleksey Yudin (in Russian)
Panel discussion: Dealing with the Past: Reconciliation and co-existence in contemporary Kosovo
Participants: Atdhe Hetemi, Krenar Gashi, Vlora Musliu and Jelena Juresa. Moderated by Rozita Dimova (in English)
Encounters with Nikolai Ssorin-Tchaikov, Curator of the exhibition "Gifts to the Soviet leader Joseph Stalin"
(Associate professor at the National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Department of History, HSE Campus in St. Petersburg)
Moderated by Rozita Dimova (in English).
Encounters with Johan De Boose
Ann Catteeuw, Noëlla Hanssens and Rozita Dimova in conversation with Johan De Boose (in Dutch and English).
INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATIONS MEMBERSHIP
American Anthropological Association (AAA)European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA)The Association for Slavic, East European, & Eurasian Studies (ASEEES)International Society for Ethnology and Folklore (SIEF)The Belgian Association of Slavists
The Royal Anthropological Institute Journal; American Anthropologist; Nationality Papers; American Ethnologist, and Slavic Review.
Serves as an expert and wrote a report for the Police Unit - West Brabant and the regionalCriminal Investigation Service, and the Migration Criminality Team of the Regional CriminalInvestigation Service in the Netherlands.
Serves as a UNESCO expert for Evidence based heritage policies for inclusivesocieties for the Balkans.