Larisa Jasarevic is a senior lecturer in the Global Studies Program at the University of Chicago. As an anthropologist, she explores questions of bodies, natures, and popular knowledges in contemporary Bosnia-Herzegovina. These were the subject of her first book, Health and Wealth on the Bosnian Market: Intimate Debt. Her current project concerns bees, beekeeping, medicinal properties of nature, and Islamic metaphysics. Her fieldwork on bees was funded by the Wenner-Gren Foundation and the American Council of Learned Societies.
Larisa works closely with her sister, Azra Jasarevic, who is a graduate of the International School of Film and Television, San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba.