My PhD dissertation, supervised by  Professor Stef Jansen and Professor Madeleine Reeves, explored ambivalence and anticipation of futures, from the perspectives of people, in a copper-processing town in East Serbia. In my work I explore ambivalence both as an ethnographic object and as an analytical tool in anthropology. I am interested in ethnographic explorations of ambivalence with regards to the future, and in relation to hope, the state, agency, ethics, affect, and production of social inequalities. Ambivalence is, I argue, one of the most important fundamental constituents of capitalism and social relations and yet the least anthropologically explored.

“Ambivalence and the study of contradictions”, HAU: Journal of Ethnographic Theory 6(3): 1–6.