dr. Jadranka Grbić Jakopović, professor

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PHONE: +385 1 4092 128
E-MAIL: jgrbic@ffzg.hr
OFFICE HOURS: Fridays 12-13

Ethnography of Communication (course holder/lecturer)
Ethnocultural Identity – Theoretical Approaches (course holder/lecturer)
Globalization and Local Cultural Practices (course holder/lecturer)
Identity of Minority Communities (postgraduate course) (course holder/lecturer)
Theoretical Approaches to the Study of Identity (postgraduate course) (course holder/lecturer)
Identity of Diasporic Communities (postgraduate course) (course holder/lecturer)

Jadranka Grbić Jakopović received a Bachelor’s degree in Ethnology and Phonetics from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Zagreb. In 1988 she received her Master’s degree and in 1992 she earned her PhD with the thesis Correlation between Language and Ethnicity on the example of Croatian Ethnic Minority in Hungary. From 1986 to 1989 she worked at Zagreb Institute for Development and International Relations and from 1989 to 1990 at the Zagreb University Institute for Migration and Ethnic Studies. From 1990 to 2010 she worked at the Institute for Ethnology and Folklore Research in Zagreb. From 1 February 2010 she has been tenured as a full professor at the Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Zagreb. She is a member of the Croatian Ethnological Society, Matrix Croatica, European Movement Croatia and the International Association of Ethnology and Folklore (SIEF).
From 1998 to 2008 she was the editor in chief of the Croatian Ethnological Society’s almanac Ethnological Forum (Etnološka tribina). Since 2011 she has been a member of the editorial board of the Folk Life and Customs Almanac (which has been published by the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts since 1896). She is a member of the editorial board of Ethnological Research, Zagreb Ethnographic Museum almanac. She has held the status of a working member of Matrix Croatica and for many years carried out the duties of the head of Matrix Croatia Department for Art History, Archeology and Ethnology. She was a collaborator to the Miroslav Krleža Institute of Lexicography on the Croatian Encyclopaedia Project and has collaborated with Matrix Croatica on the Project History of Croatia. She was a member of the Expert Council for Humanities of the Croatian Ministry of Science, Education and Sports 2009 – 2013.
She is a lecturer at undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate studies at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and Centre for Croatian Studies, Zagreb University where she teaches Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology, Communicology and Croatian Studies. She also cooperated with the graduate studies at the Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology, University of Zadar.
She has collaborated on many projects and was both a leader and an associate on international projects. She is a university lecturer (at undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate studies) as well as a mentor for B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. students. She was the coordinator of scientific research cooperation between the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts and the Hungarian Academy of Sciences for ethnology. She was the leader of a bilateral Croatian-Slovenian scientific research project Population Dynamics in Wider Pokuplje Area. She has collaborated on the following scientific research projects: Ethnological and Folkloristic Material at the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts: Analysis and Critical Publication; Croatian Folk Customs in the 20th Century; Ethnographic Heritage and Modernity: Between Tradition and Globalization; Contemporary Cultural Tendencies and the Formation of Communities and Identities; Identity and Ethnocultural Formation of Bunjevci; Janković Castle: Historic Site, Generating Sustainable Development of Ravni Kotari.
Since 2013 she has been the head of the Chair for Minority Communities and Cultures at the Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Zagreb. In 1998 she received the National Award for Science. She has been the head of the postgraduate programme at the Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology since 2010.
The scientific and research work of Professor Jadranka Grbić, Ph.D. focuses on several areas: 1) identity studies (theoretical, terminological and methodological definitions and approaches to ethnical and cultural identity research); the correlation between cultural development, processes of identification and globalization; 2) the research of processes of ethno-cultural development and processes of identification in multiethnic, multicultural and multiconfessional regions, focusing particularly on case studies of Croatian diaspora communities, and ethnical and national communities and minorities in Croatia; 3) research of ritual practices in Croatian folk beliefs; 4) research of communication ethnography.