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Maja Muhic

Faculty : Languages, Cultures and Communications
Position : Full Professor
Engagement type : Full time
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  • Oct 2006 - Oct 2009: Doctor of Philosophy
    Faculty: Philosophy
    Ss Cyril and Methodius, Skopje, Macedonia
    Specialty: Cultural Anthropology and Theories of Culture
    Thesis: "Симболички и динамички компоненти на културата во интерпретативната антроопологија на XX-от век"

  • Sep 2001 - Sep 2002: Master of Arts in Gender and Culture
    Faculty: Gender Studies
    Central European University, Budapest, Hungary
    Specialty: Gender Studies
    Thesis: "Women's Gaze and the Myth of Neutrality: The Balkans Through the Eyes of Rebecca West"

  • Sep 2000 - Sep 2001: Master of Arts in Social Anthropology
    Faculty: Social Anthropology
    University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
    Specialty: Social Anthropology
    Thesis: "Memory, Space and Representation: The Turkish Community in Macedonia "

  • Sep 1993 - Sep 1998: Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy
    Faculty: Philosophy
    Ss Cyril and Methodius, Skopje, Macedonia
    Specialty: Philosophy
    Thesis: "Symbols and Culture in the African Art"


  • Muhic, Maja; Dystopia, Utopia, and Anthropology on the Crossroad. In International Journal of Education and Philology , pp. 77-84. 2021. (Link)

  • Takovski, Aleksandar ; Maja, Muhic; Right then, left now: Constructing "Macedonia" in the Macedonian diasporas in Australia and Europe. In Folia linguistica et litteraria, pp. 77-111. 2020. (Link)

  • Muhic, MajaMuhic, Maja; Антрополошки толкувања на културата. Bigoss, Skopje, 2019.

  • Maja, Muhic; Reclaiming women’s perspective: Feminist anthropology and the androcentric bias . In Folia Linguistica et Litteraria, pp. 108-121. 2019. (Link)

  • Vangelov, Ognen ; The Primordialisation of Ethnic Nationalism in Macedonia. Journal Europe-Asia Studies (71):2, p. 203-224.. In Journal Europe-Asia Studies, pp. 203-224. 2019. (Link)

  • Maja, Muhic; Atanasoska, Tatjana; Damovska, Lena ; Koceva, Daniela; Kocoska, Jasmina; Miravcieva, Snezana; Tasevska, Alma; Конфликти и трансформација на конфликти; Род и теории на родот. In Мултикултурно образование: Концепти и методи, pp. 45-47; 72. Centar za Balkanska sorabotka, Loja, Tetovo, 2018.

  • Muhic, Maja; Torn between agendas: Macedonian national identity between Europe and its multicultural agendas. In National Identity and Europe in Times of Crisis, pp. 237-259. Emerald Publishing, Bingley, UK, 2017. (Link)

  • Takovski, Aleksandar; Muhic, Maja; When the Old Meets the New: Heroization, Vilifaction, New Media and Modern Day Politics . In Heroes, Tricksters, Antagonists in the Balkans, pp. 59-108. Fakulta Humanitnich Studii, Univerzity Karlovy, Praha, 2017. (Link)

  • Cole, Thomas; The Architecture of Margins: an Exploration of Civic Architecture and its Representation of Political Administration in Sarajevo, Ljubljana, and Skopje . In sITA – studies in History a& Theory of Architecture, pp. 136-158. 2017. (Link)

  • Muhic, Maja; "Intercultural Education in the Republic of Macedonia: An Arena of Conflicting Narratives" in Redefining Community in intercultural Context. Henri Coanda, Air Force Academy, Brasov, 2017.

  • Muhic, Maja; From the Centre of Memory to the Margins of Space and Representation: Ethnic Boundaries and the Turks in the Republic of Macedonia. In Bordered Places, Bounded Times: Cross-disciplinary Perspectives on Turkey. E. Baysal & L. Karakatsanis, eds. , pp. 157-168. The British Institute at Ankara., London, 2016. (Link)

  • Muhic, Maja; Ziberi, Linda; The Accommodation of Diversity in the Republic of Macedonia: The Different Approaches to Diversity and the Applicability of this Concept in Non-EU Contexts. In Diversity in Transcultural and International Communication. Carola Richter, Indira Dupuis & Stefanie Averbeck-Lietz (eds.) , pp. 91-120. Lit Verlag, Berlin, 2016. (Link)

  • Graan, Andrew; The Nation Brand Regime: Nation Branding and the Semiotic Regimentation of Public Communication in Contemporary Macedonia. In Sings and Societies: University of Chicago Press Journals, pp. 70-105. 2016. (Link)

  • Muhić, Maja; Takovski, Aleksandar. ; Redefining national identity in Macedonia Analyzing competing origin myths through hegemonic representations. . In Etnološka tribina 44(37):, pp. 138-152. 2015. (Link)

  • Memeti, Memet ; Maleska, Mirjana; Shasivari, Jeton ; Sopar, Vesna; Bajrami, Demush ; Muhic, Maja; Rustemi, Agron; Inter-Community Relations-Understanding and Cooperation for Development . Max van der Stoel Institute, SEEU, Tetovo, 2014.

  • Muhic, Maja; "Contemporary anthropological questions: Insightful reflections on current social shifts". In International Journal of Cross-cultural Studies and Environmental Communication (“Dialogue-driven Change in the Public Sphere") , pp. 52-60. 2014. (Link)

  • Muhic, Maja; How extreme is the extreme? On the multifaceted identity construction in extreme sports . In Bulletin of Transilvania University of Brasov Series IV. Philology. Cultural Studies, no. 2., pp. 75-91. 2014. (Link)

  • Мухиќ, Маја; Интерпретативни модуси во културната антропологија: Исчекор кон нови креативни рефлексии за човештвото. In Филозофија/Filozofija - A Journal of Philosophical Inquiry,Vol 2, No 35 , pp. 85-97. 2014. (Link)

  • Muhić, Maja; "Interpretation of Conventions or Convention of Interpretation? The Anthropological Puzzle" in The Beauty of Convention: Essays in Literature and Culture. (eds.) Knežević, K. M. & Batrićević, N. A. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle upon Tyne, 2014. (Link)

  • Muhic, Maja; Simjanovska, Violeta; Linin, Lea; Re-thinking Cultural Policy: From Strategy to Reality - Intercultural Dialogue and Cultural Diversity In Macedonia. Milena Dragićević-Šešić, Mirjana Nikolić, Ljiljana Rogač Mijatović (Eds.). In Culture and Sustainable Development at Times of Crisis, pp. 329-345. University of Arts in Belgrade, Belgrade, 2014. (Link)

  • Muhic, Maja; "Spiritual Assistance During Two Refugee Crises in the Republic of Macedonia". In Anthropology of East Europe Review, pp. 75-92. 2013. (Link)

  • Muhic, Maja; Dystopian Literature and the Contemporary Problems in Cultural Anthropology. In Univerzitetska Misao, Journal of Science, Culture and Art ISSN: 1451-3870, pp. 71-78. 2013. (Link)

  • Muhić, Maja; Intersection of Dystopian Literature and the Contemporary Themes of Cultural Anthropology . In Global Challenge, International Journal of Language, Literature and Translation. Vol: I, issue 2, ISSN 1857-8934. 2013. (Link)

  • Muhic, Maja; Takovski, Aleksandar; "From Agora to Pandora: The Unprecedented Case of the Simple Skopje Square". In Redefining Community in Intercultural Context. 'Henri Coanda' Air Force Academy Publishing House, Romania, Brasov, 2013. (Link)

  • Muhić, Maja; "The Challenge of Education in a Multicultural Setting" in Education for the Knowledge Society. Center for Democratic Education , Tirana, 2013. (Link)

  • Muhic, Maja ; "Bosnia and Herzegovina" . In Encyclopedia of Global Religion. (eds. Juergensmeyer, Mark & Wade Clark Roof) , pp. 153. SAGE, Santa Barbara, California, 2012. (Link)

  • Muhic, Maja ; "Macedonia" . In Encyclopedia of Global Religion (eds. Juergensmeyer, Mark & Ward Clark Roof.), pp. 724. SAGE, Santa Barbara, California, 2012. (Link)

  • Muhic, Maja ; "The Paradox of the Solution: The Impact of the Kosovo Question on Macedonia". In After Yugoslavia: Identities and Politics Within the Successor States. (Bowman, Glenn & Hudson, Robert eds.) , pp. 77-92. Palgrave Macmillan, London, 2012. (Link)

  • Мухиќ, Маја ; "Клифорд Герц - помеѓу филозофското и антрополошкото во интерпретацијата на борбата на петли на Бали" . In Филозофија ISSN: 1409-9985, pp. 81-93. 2012. (Link)

  • Muhic, Maja; Sketching the Anatomy of Revolutions: Three Cases of Anti-Normative Voices”. In Voicing the Alternative: Essays on English Language and Literary Studies. A. N. and Marija K. (Eds.). Faculty of Philosophy, Montenegro, Nikšić, 2012. (Link)

  • Мухиќ, Маја ; "Телото низ ритуалот: антрополошки осврт". In Наше Писмо. Бр. 71/72, pp. 57-61. 2011. (Link)

  • Мухиќ, Маја; Глобализација, род и религија: некои дилеми. In Низ перспективата на жената: дебатирани прашања за квалитетот на животот на жената во Македонија (приредила Катерина Мојанчевска), pp. 33-42. Центар за изведувачки уметности Мултимедиа, Скопје, 2008. (Link)

  • Мухиќ, Маја; Жената и науката. In Низ перспективата на жената: дебатирани прашања за квалитетот на животот на жената во Македонија (приредила Катерина Мојанчевска), pp. 42-54. Центар за изведувачки уметности Мултимедиа, Скопје, 2008. (Link)

  • Мухиќ, Маја; Род и транзиција: стратегии за родова еднаквост и политики за еднакви можности во Македонија. In Низ перспективата на жената: дебатирани прашања за квалитетот на животот на жената во Македонија (приредила Катерина Мојанчевска), pp. 63-68. центар за изведувачки уметности Мултимедиа, 2008, 2008. (Link)

  • Мухиќ, Маја ; “Антрополошки теории“ . In Поимник на книжевната теорија (приредила Ката Ќулавкова), pp. 54-57. Македонска Академија на Науките и Уметностите, Скопје, 2007. (Link)

  • Мухиќ, Маја ; "Дали државата постои или е конструкт на општествените науки: антрополошки ракурс". In Филозофија ISSN: 1409-9985. 2007. (Link)

  • Muhic, Maja; "Multiculturalism in Central and Eastern Europe: Challenge or Threat?" . In The Anthropology of East Europe Review, pp. 37-45. 2004. (Link)

  • Muhic, Maja ; "Филозофија на есенцијализмот и концептот на жената" . In Филозофија ISSN: 1409-9985, pp. 93-104. 2002.

Work Experience

  • Sep 2003 - Present : Associate Professor
    South East European University, Tetovo, Macedonia
    Type of business or sector: Education and Research
    Main responsibilities: Delivering lectures, preparing syllabi, working on the curriculum development, creating engaging elective courses that promote critical thinking among students, working as a central observer for the quality assurance team

  • Aug 2002 - Aug 2003: Teacher
    NOVA High Schools, Skopje, Macedonia
    Type of business or sector: Education
    Main responsibilities: Preparing lectures and teaching classes in the area of Ethics, Cultures, Public Speaking

  • May 1999 - Aug 2000: translator and media analyst
    NATO Press Centre, Skopje, Macedonia
    Type of business or sector: Translation and media analysis
    Main responsibilities: translation, preparation of press clippings and media analysis reports