Juraj Podoba’s academic interests include a focus on historical ethnography, especially cultural diversity in the Carpathians, traditional vernacular architecture and the issue of cultural heritage protection. Furthermore, the social and cultural changes associated with the modernisation of Central European societies, the industrialisation and collectivisation of agriculture, and cultural conflict as a result of these processes. In this context, his professional interest focuses on the issues of settlement, building culture and way of living in relation to the form and structure of the family in the rural environment in Slovakia in the 20th century. Third, Juraj studies the issues associated with the current political, economic and social transformation and its implications for everyday culture and way of life. In this context, he focuses on interethnic relations and the issue of the relationship between collective identities and political developments, ethnic conflict and the role of nationalism in the transformation processes of post-communist countries, as well as the role and role of social movements in a transforming society. Fourth, he is interested in environmental anthropology, the relationship between people and the environment, the relationship between culture and nature, as well as the anthropological / social science approaches to the issue of sustainable development. He publishes on the methodology and history of social sciences. His scientific and research interests are geographically defined by the region of Central and Eastern Europe. Juraj is the SASA auditor.