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

By appointment. Please write to:

Research Focus Areas

  • Anthropology of policy and the state
  • Urban anthropology
  • Migration and revitalization in deindustrialized cities
  • Philanthropy and urban change
  • Institutional structures
  • Global processes, history, and change in Detroit

Short Biography

Ana Ćuković’s research focuses on urban restructuring in Detroit. Her work intersects migration, policy, and governance by looking at political, economic, and social institutions and actors as shaping pathways to emplacement and settlement in the city. Her analysis looks at the roles of philanthropic foundations, non-government organizations, municipal offices, religious groups, and communities as integral to driving urban change at this particular historical moment of revitalization. Ćuković’s research builds on her previous work on migrant entrepreneurship in Detroit, which she conducted as an MA student at the Department of Nationalism Studies at the Central European University in Budapest. Her previous studies also include an MA in International Relations, Conflict Resolution, and Civil Society Development at the American University of Paris and Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne where she engaged Yugonostalgia and post-Yugoslav space. During her tenure as a Nationalism Student at CEU, she also conducted media and archival work at the Donald & Vera Blinken Open Society Archives in Budapest. She is currently the project coordinator for Europe-Asia Forced Migration Research Platform at University of Vienna and the Seminar Series on Forced Migration, and is a research affiliate of the Urban Futures Research Platform.

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.