Dasa Bombjakova

Daša Bombjaková is a post-doctoral research fellow at the Comenius University Bratislava and a chief state adviser at the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic on science and education evaluation. Recently, she has been elected President of the Slovak Association of Social Anthropologists – major aim of this NGO is to promote the value of anthropology to understanding our societies and create work opportunities for anthropologists beyond academia. Daša Bombjaková obtained her doctoral degree in social anthropology at the University College London. Her first encounter with RAG was in 2010 when Daša spend 3 months on a study exchange program at the University of East London.

Daša conducted 18-months research fieldwork with the BaYaka hunter-gatherers of the Congo Basin. Her major interests lie in understanding socialization beliefs and practices in an egalitarian hunting and gathering society. How to teach children in an egalitarian society which values greatly personal autonomy? Daša's work shows how BaYaka manoeuvre through this delicate situation