Daniel Sosna, Ph.D.
tel.: +420 222 828 609
2007 PhD., Department of Anthropology, Florida State University, USA
Disertation: Social Differentiation in the Late Copper Age and the Early Bronze Age in South Moravia (Czech Republic)
2000 Mgr., Department of Anthropology, Masaryk University, Czech Republic
M.A. Thesis: The Beginning of Textile Industry
death; economic anthropology; garbology; materiality; relations; waste
in press Mortuary Archaeology Networks. The Oxford Handbook of Archaeological Network Research. M. Peeples, J. Munson, B. Mills, T. Brughmans (eds.). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
2022 Raven Polluters. Anthropology News 63(3): 21-23.
2022 Thrift and its Paradoxes: From Domestic to Political Economy. New York: Berghahn (C. Alexander & D. Sosna eds.)
2021 Magnetism of Strangeness: Silenced Histories of Landscapes. History and Anthropology. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02757206.2021.1946046
2019 Rescuing Things: Food Waste in the Rural Environment in the Czech Republic. Journal of Cleaner Production 214: 319-330 (with L. Brunclíkoá a P. Galeta)
2019 Drinking and dreaming in the dormitories: Workers struggle in times of economic development. Journal of Material Culture 24(2): 232-50 (with L. Brunclíková)
2018 Shape matters: assessing regional variation of Bell Beaker projectile points in Central Europe using geometric morphometrics. Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences 10(4): 893-904 (with J. Petřík, L. Prokeš, D. Štefanisko & P. Galeta)
2017 Introduction. In Archaeologies of waste: encounters with the unwanted, edited by D. Sosna and L. Brunclíková, pp. 162-178. Oxford: Oxbow Books (with L. Brunclíková)
2017 Heterotopias behind the Fence: Landfills as Relational Emplacements. In Archaeologies of waste: encounters with the unwanted, D. Sosna and L. Brunclíková, pp. 1-13. Oxford: Oxbow Books
2022 Landfill as Multimodal Heritage. Conference panel '(Un-)wanted Alternatives? Negotiating Heritage in Postindustrial Environments II, EASA 2022, Belfast, 29 July, 2022.
2022 Forms of informality: Searching for meaningful life at Czech landfills. Workshop 'Regulating Work: Exploring the dynamics of labour beyond the formal/informal divide' Liège, 9-10 June, 2022.
2021 Introduction: Containers and Waste. Containers and Waste: Ordering the Unruly, Praha, 25 October, 2021 (with David Henig, online)
2021 Magnetic Power of Strangeness: Coal mines, War Victims, and Waste Dumps. Zona: Post-industrial landscapes and possible futures. DGSKA 2021, Bremen, 27 September - 1 October (online).
2021 Searching for ‘Hard Data’: Crooked Ways of Waste Quantification. Waste governance (I): Waste Regimes. Re-opening the Bin 2021, Gothenburg, 10-12 June, 2021 (with P. Mašek and B. Stehlíková, online).
2021 ‘Of Ravens and Men’: Multispecies Encounters with Plastics in a Czech Wastescape. Intractable plastic: responsibilities in ‘plasticized’ worlds I. ASA, St Andrews, 29 March - 2 April, 2021 (online).
2020 "Just Spray the Dusty Surface!": Cycling of Water and Objects at the Landfills and Beyond. The Circular Economy: Between Promises of Renewal and Unequal Global Circulation, EASA, Lisboa, July 21-24, 2020 (online).
2019 Making the Ethical Person: Informal Practices amongst Czech Landfill Workers. Paper presented at the workshop The Moral Dimensions of Economic Life in Eastern Europe, Russia, and Eurasia. St. Antony’s College, Oxford, March 20-21, 2019.
2018 “We are Waste“: Facing Precarity among the Waste Workers in the Czech Republic. Joint Biennial Conference of the Slovak Association of Social Anthropology (SASA) and the Czech Association for Social Anthropology (CASA): Vulnerability and Resilience: Adaptive Strategies and Global Change, Bratislava, November 9-10, 2018.
2018 Managing flows of value: Thriftiness and wastefulness in a Czech landfill. Paper presented at the workshop Thrift in Anthropology: Between Thriftiness and Wasting, Pilsen, October 18-19, 2018.
2018 From landfilling to incineration: Informality and belonging near the end of the value chain. Paper presented at the conference Visegrád Belongings: Freedoms, Responsibilities and Everyday Dilemmas, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle, Germany, June 7-8, 2018.
2020 - 2022 Waste Regime at a Crossroad: Divergent Trajectories of Things, Cars, and Electronics (Czech Science Foundation, GA20-06759S)
2018 The Wenner-Gren Foundation (with Chris Hann): Thrift in Anthropology: Between Thriftiness and Wasting (Gr Conf 783)
2014 – 2016 Social Dimension of Household Waste: Consumption in the Post-Socialist Space (Czech Science Foundation, GA14-03314S)
2010 The Wenner-Gren Foundation (with Stephen Lyon): European Workshop of the Society for Anthropological Sciences (Gr Conf 539)
2008 POSTDOC-08, University of West Bohemia
2004 Out-of-State Tuition Fee Exemption Award – Florida Eastern Europe Linkage Institute
2004 Eisele Predissertation Research Award – Florida State University: Social Differentiation during the Transition from the Late Copper Age
to the Early Bronze Age in Central Europe
2003 Out-of-State Tuition Fee Exemption Award – Florida Eastern Europe Linkage Institute
2002 Fulbright scholarship for doctoral students
2000 Internship at Mercyhurst College, Erie, Pennsylvania