Safet is a Research Associate in Inter-Faith Relations at the Faculty of Divinity.
As a social anthropologist, he is interested in sacral and post-conflict spaces and temporalities, syncretism and religiously plural landscapes, home and belonging, as well as water, trees and ‘nonhumans’ more generally.
He has conducted long-term fieldwork in the south-eastern Bosnian highlands.
Prior to joining the University of Cambridge, Safet taught anthropology at SOAS University of London, the University of Bristol, Goethe University Frankfurt and Goldsmiths University of London.
He holds a PhD in Anthropology from Goldsmiths, an MPhil in Social Anthropology from the University of Cambridge and BA degrees in History of Art and Sociology from the University of Sarajevo and Kenyon College.
Safet is the author of Waiting for Elijah: Time and Encounter in a Bosnian Landscape and co-editor (with Marija Grujić) of Post-Home: Dwelling on Loss, Belonging and Movement.
He is currently writing a book about one curious subterranean river, cosmology and nationalism in south Bosnia.