Sen. Asst. Prof. Dr. Mina Hristova from the Section of Balkan Ethnology at IEFSEM-BAS was awarded on November 10 with the Karl Kaser Prize for outstanding achievements in the field of historical anthropology of Southeast Europe for young researchers for her first monograph “We are Bulgarians but not quite”. Interspaces and Hybrid Identities in the Balkans in the 21st Century. The prize was shared between her and another young researcher from Slovenia, Dr. Daša Ličen, after a long and contested selection process.

This is the first prize awarded since the loss of Prof. Dr. Karl Kaser (1954-2022), one of the most outstanding anthropologists of the last century. Its foundation is part of the rich legacy left by the researcher and professor in the Department of History and Anthropology of Southeast Europe at the University of Graz.

The official information of the University of Graz can be found here:

Information at the homepage of the Max Planck Institute – here: