Ana Cukovic, MA


Contact Details

Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology
Universitätsstraße 7, 1010 Vienna
NIG, 4th floor

Room: C0408

T: +43-1-4277-49516



Office Hours

Upon request.

Research Focus Areas

  • Anthropology of bureaucracy, policy, and the state
  • Multiscalar approaches to urban change
  • Migration and redevelopment in deindustrialized cities
  • Institutional structures
  • Global processes, history, and change in Detroit

Short Biography

Ana Ćuković is a Prae Doc and a PhD Candidate at the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Vienna. Her research, “Urban Regeneration and Policy Making: Migrant Emplacement in Detroit”, is at the intersections of urban studies and migration, as well as policy and bureaucracy. Ćuković focuses on the processes of rescaling in Detroit and multiple and overlapping political, economic, and social institutions and actors as shaping pathways and narratives of migrant inclusion. Her analysis looks at the roles of foundations, non-government organizations, municipal offices, community and religious groups as integral to driving urban change at this particular historical conjuncture. This research builds on her previous work on entrepreneurship in Detroit, which she conducted as an MA student at the Department of Nationalism Studies at the Central European University in Budapest. Ćuković's previous studies also included an MA in International Relations, Conflict Resolution, and Civil Society Development at the American University of Paris and La Sorbonne, Paris I. Her also work engaged Yugonostalgia and post-Yugoslav space, as well as media and archival work at the Donald & Vera Blinken Open Society Archives in Budapest. 

Selected Publications

  • Kosmina, Jovchevski, Kosović, Ćuković, (2016) “Room without a view: inside the processing of former Yugoslav television broadcasts” Documentary, Vera & Donald Blinken Open Society Archives.
  • Ćuković, (2015), “Yugonostalgia: Study of Remnants of the Former Yugoslavia in Metropolitan Detroit”, Kultura/Culture.