Social anthropologist, with degrees from Tulane University (New Orleans, LA, USA - M.A.) and University of St Andrews (Scotland - Ph.D.) is Senior Research Scientist (Director of Research) at the Institute of Archaeology in Belgrade (Serbia). Previously taught at the Jagiellonian University (Poland), University of Belgrade (Serbia), UDG (Montenegro), University of St Andrews (Scotland), Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana (Slovenia), Universidade de Brasilia (Brazil), University of the Witwatersrand, and Rhodes University (South Africa). He was Fellow at the Institute d'Études Avancées in Lyon (France) and Research Associate at the University of Aberdeen, and Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology (Germany).
Aleksandar Bošković was also teaching as a Visiting Professor at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow (Poland), and was Guest Lecturer at the University of the Witwatersrand (South Africa). His main research interests are rationality, history and theory of anthropology, psychoanalysis, myth and religion, semiotics, ethnicity, and gender.
Beside twenty books and numerous articles, Bošković’s increased interest in theory also resulted in more than 220 invited talks and guest lectures in 27 countries around the world – so far, including at universities of Cambridge, Aberdeen, Brunel, Goldsmiths College, Oslo, Bergen, Münster, Leipzig, Hamburg, Bilgi (Istanbul), Pretoria, Paraná (Curitiba), Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Vanderbilt (Nashville), and College of William & Mary (Williamsburg). He co-organized a conference on Southeast European anthropologies (with Chris Hann) in 2011, on the anniversary of the publication of the African Political Systems (with Günther Schlee) in 2015, both at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology in Halle/Saale, a conference on rationality at the University of Lyon (France) in 2019, and a conference on Sacred Spaces with the IACM, at the Institute of Archaeology in Belgrade in 2022.