Dražen Cepić


Research Fellow

International Development Department

Drazen Cepic

Contact details

International Development Department
School of Government and Society
Muirhead Tower
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT


  • PhD in social and political sciences, European University Institute in Florence, 2013
  • MRes in social and political sciences, European University Institute in Florence, 2009
  • MA (Distinction) in sociology and social anthropology, Central European University in Budapest, 2008
  • BA in sociology and philosophy, University of Zagreb, 2007


Dražen Cepić joined IDD in June 2014 as a postdoctoral research fellow on the project Networking for fisheries co-management on Lake Victoria, East Africa, funded by Leverhulme Trust.  He received a PhD degree at European University Institute in Florence in 2013 with his dissertation Class, Friendship, and the Postsocialist Transition: Identity Work and Patterns of Sociability in Central Europe-East and West.

After finishing his PhD he was a visiting research fellow at the Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford, and a research fellow at New Europe College-Institute for Advanced Study in Bucharest.


Research interests

  • Economic sociology
  • Social network analysis
  • Anthropology of corruption
  • Qualitative approaches to social inequalities
  • Sociability and friendship
  • Civil society and participatory democracy

Current projects

  • Research Fellow, Leverhulme Trust, Networking for fisheries-co-management on Lake Victoria, East Africa, 2014 - 2016

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