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My interests: financial practices of agribusinesses in the Balkans, the role of trust within the Croatian wine sector, the human impact of financial processes, and economic resilience during crises. Check out my site for resources and networking for the anthropology of tax: www.tax-anthro.net And my own: www.robin-anthro.com
September 2017 - present
- PostDoc Position
- Post-doctoral researcher on the ERC-funded project "Food Citizens?" led by anthropologist Cristina Grasseni, researching urban food procurement networks in European cities.
This special issue decenters tax as an analytic device for understanding the relationship between state and citizen while examining the limits of social contract thinking. Focusing on how citizens interpret and react to state efforts to promote fiscal citizenship, it sheds light on contemporary fiscal structures and public debates about the morali-...
This article investigates how Istrian business owners challenged the Croatian government’s motivation for and enforcement of fiskalizacija, an automated VAT reform adopted in 2013 as Croatia prepared for EU membership. Fiskalizacija threatened local economic agency and sowed distrust in government. The analysis of this tax reform demonstrates how I...
The authors compare the solidarity practices of farmers and food activists in Croatia and Italy in order to highlight the unintended consequences of mutual support initiatives and how these may reinforce disengagement from governance. Two ethnographic case studies from Istria (Croatia) and Lombardy (northern Italy) show self‐reliant ways of organiz...
The ERC project 'Food citizens?' is a comparative analysis of a growing phenomenon in Europe: collective food procurement, namely networks of people who organize direct food production, distribution, and consumption. https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/foodcitizens