Marko Galić, MA

junior researcher assistant


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MA Marko Galić was born in 1996 in Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina. He studied at the Department of Sociology, Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Banja Luka. At the same department, he graduated with the thesis "New religious movements: general characteristics and teachings of UFO religions" (2019) from the scientific field of sociology of religion. He continued his studies at the interdisciplinary two-year master's program Religion in Society, Culture and European Integration at the University of Belgrade. As part of his master's studies, as an Erasmus+ scholar, he spends a semester as a student at the Faculty of Theology at the University of Göttingen (Germany). He defended his master's thesis entitled "Application of the narrative method in the study of conversion to Protestantism: a case study of Bosnia and Herzegovina" (2022), which was evaluated with the highest marks. He enrolled in doctoral studies at the Department of Ethnology and Anthropology, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade. Since April 2023, he has been working as a junior researcher assistant at the Institute for Balkan Studies SASA.  

Field of research and research topics - anthropology of religion, small religious communities, religious conversion, theories of religion, religion and migration, qualitative methodology.


 Articles and reviews


  • Galić, M. "The social struggle against death: Human strategies for immortality". Sociological discourse 7 (13-14) (2018), 107–118. 10.7251/SOCEN1713107G.
  • Galić, M. "Aleksandra Djurić Milovanović, Radmila Radić [eds.], Orthodox Christian Renewal Movements in Eastern Europe". Balcanica LIII (2022), 361–363.


  • Galić, M. "Religious Conversion and Migration: The Case Study of neo-Protestants in Bosnia and Herzegovina". Researching Migration and Religious Diversity: Theories, Methods, and Practices, Kaunas, 29th June – 3rd July 2022.
  • Galić, M. "Living As a Minority: Conversion Narratives of neo-Protestants From Bosnia and Herzegovina". Religious Conversion in Plural Societies, Past and Present", Erfurt, 11th – 15th July 2022.