Keynote speakers




Sabina Stan

Sabina is Assistant Professor in Sociology and Anthropology in the School of Nursing, Psychotherapy, and Community Health at DCU, Ireland. Her research focused on post-socialist transformations in agriculture and healthcare in Romania, intra-European healthcare mobility, and collective action in response to healthcare privatization and austerity policies in Europe. Her work has been published with CNRS Editions (Paris), Routledge, Oxford, and Rowman & Littlefield, as well as in journals such as Journal of European Social Policy, Social Science and Medicine, JRAI, and Medical Anthropology. More recently she has looked at labour politics and the EU’s new economic governance in healthcare (see, a topic which will also be covered in a forthcoming book with Cambridge UP.,   


Čarna Brković

Dr. Čarna Brković is a Professor of Cultural Anthropology and European Ethnology at
the University of Mainz. Čarna studied clientelism in welfare in Bosnia and Herzegovina
(Managing Ambiguity, Berghahn, 2017). She is now writing a book on how the transformation from Yugoslav socialism to neoliberal capitalism changed the meaning and practice of humanitarianism in Montenegro. As a scholar with a Montenegrin passport and a PhD from the UK, she works towards transforming anthropology into a decentered global discipline.