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Anthropology of Migration (course holder/lecturer)
Identity Minority Cultures (course holder/lecturer)
Tradition and Modernity (course holder/lecturer)
Contemporary Croatian Migration in a Global Context (postgraduate program, course holder/lecturer)
Marijeta Rajković Iveta was born in 1976 in Sisak. She graduated Ethnology and History at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of the University of Zagreb (2003). She received her PhD in Ethnology/Cultural Anthropology in 2010. The title of her PhD thesis was: Coastal Bunjevci: Migrations (1918 – 1939), Translocalism, Acculturation, Identity. In 2004, she started working as a junior research assistant at the Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology. She was appointed research associate in 2012, assistant professor in 2014, and associate professor in 2019. She started teaching at the Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology in 2004. She created and introduced the following new courses into the curriculum: Anthropology of Migrations and Identity of Minority Cultures (since 2005, undergraduate study programme) and Contemporary Croatian Migrations in a Global Context (since 2014, postgraduate doctoral programme). She has been teaching at the Croaticum programme – Centre for Croatian as a Second and Foreign Language since 2010 (since 2017, as the holder of the course Croatian Ethnological Heritage).
She participated in ten national or international scientific research projects (project funded by the Croatian Science Foundation, Erasmus +, The Ministry of Science and Education of the Republic of Croatia, the European Union, the European Regional Development Fund, see scientific activity). She has been the principal investigator on four scientific projects, among which the Croatian-Slovenian bilateral project Second Homes and Lifestyle Migration in Slovenia and Croatia (2018 – 2019), deserves a special mention. The following topics have been at the focus of her research: emigration and immigration to Croatia after Croatia’s entry into the EU (especially that of highly-skilled migrants, lifestyle migrants and refugees), return migration (from South America), integration processes, Croatian diaspora community (in Vojvodina, Boka kotorska, Austria), national and ethnic minorities in the Republic of Croatia, coethnic migration, historical anthropology and border studies. She has applied her scientific knowledge to the development of the economy, revitalization and tourism, especially in mountainous areas (projects related to the National Park Northern Velebit and Velebit Nature Park).
She has published one authored book (The Czechs from Jazvenik, 2013), two co-authored books (Croats in Boka kotorska: Migrations, Wedding Customs, Identities, 2018, with M. Dronjić and Those Who Rise from Their Graves at Night: Vampires in Local Tales and Popular Culture, 2017, with V. Iveta) and has co-edited four scientific monographs, four almanacs (one of which is in English). She has also edited the Croatian translation of a German book and published about 50 scientific papers, chapters in books and professional papers in international and Croatian publications. She has applied the results of her research in the popularization of science through media, popular lectures, public panel discussions, co-authorship of exhibitions and/or catalogues of exhibitions (Town Museum of Senj, City Museum of Subotica (Republic of Serbia), Town Museum of Pakrac). She also worked on the exhibition Merika. Iseljavanje iz Srednje Europe u Ameriku 1880. – 1914. (America. Emigration from Central Europe to America 1880-1914) as a researcher and author of a feature in the exhibition catalogue. This exhibition was first set up in the City Museum of Rijeka, after which it (from 2009 to 2013) visited several museums, most notably the Ellis Island Immigration Museum (USA).
She presented papers at about forty national and international conferences. She was a member of the organising and/or scientific committees of 7 conferences (6 of them international), and president of one (Contemporary Migration Trends and Flows on the Territory of Southeast Europe, 2016, Zagreb, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and IMIN). Guest lectures at international conferences and universities (selection): 2018, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina; 2019, 2010, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia; Sofia, Bulgaria (2014, 2011) and summer schools: 2016 Summer School of Anthropology, Ethnography and Comparative Folklore on the Balkans (Konitsa, Greece, https://www.border-crossings.eu/konitsa/2016); 2017 Croatian-American School of Archaeology, Anthropology and History (Krasno, Croatia).
She has developed her knowledge in the field of migration, integration and minority studies at many institutions abroad: University of Malmö, Sweden (2019); University of Ljubljana, Slovenia (2019); University of Buenos Aires, Argentina (2018); Miguel Hernández University, Elche, Spain (2017); University of Regensburg, Germany (2011) and Central European University, Budapest, Hungary (2007, 2005).
At the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, she has held, and still holds, several functions: Chair for Minority Cultures and Communities (2017 – today); Deputy Head of the doctoral study Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology (2018 – today); Deputy Head of Department (replacement in mandate 2/2019 – 10/2019); Deputy Head of the Centre for Comparative Historical and Intercultural Studies (2018 – today); Member of the Council of the Faculty (2019 – today).
She has won five awards. She received the Annual award of the Croatian Ethnological Society (Republic of Croatia) “Milovan Gavazzi” for scientific and teaching work twice: in 2018 for the co-edited volume: Contemporary Migration Trends and Flows on the Territory of Southeast Europe, and in 2009 for co-editorship of the three volumes of the monograph Living in Krivi Put. She received two international awards, one from the Institute for Culture of Croats of Vojvodina (Republic of Serbia) for the co-edited volume Bunjevci within the Context of Space and Time: 2016 the Triennial Tomo Vereš award for best book in the area of science and non-fiction for the period of 2013 – 2015 and, in 2015, the Emerik Pavić award for best book of 2014. In 2012, she was awarded the Charter of the City of Senj (Republic of Croatia) for distinguished success and achievements in ethnological research of the Senj hinterland (with M. Černelić & T. Rubić).
She is member of the following professional associations and networks: Croatian Ethnological Society (HED), member of the Board of Administration and secretary (from 2017 to 2019), member of the Ethics Committee (2019 – today); IMISCOE (International Migration, Integration and Social Cohesion in Europe); InASEA (International Association for Southeast European Anthropology); SIEF (International Society for Ethnology and Folklore, member of the Working Group on Migration and Mobility); Society Terra banalis, member of the Highly skilled migrants research network, Malmö University. She is one of the coordinators of mobileECA – Platform for Mobility and International Cooperation of Ethnologists and Cultural Anthropologists (with S. Lončar & P. Kelemen) at the Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb.
The main areas of her research interest are: migration (especially contemporary migration) and post-migration phenomena, minority communities, historical anthropology and border studies.
SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITY- PROJECTS
2022 principal investigator, Borders, migration, heritage. Project financed by University of Zagreb;
2019 – 2022 researcher, Sport, discrimination, and integration. Sport as a vehicle of social inclusion and participation (INTEGRA). Project funded by the Croatian Science Foundation, principal investigator prof. Goran Pavel Šantek;
2021 principal investigator, Borders, migration, heritage. Project financed by University of Zagreb;
2019 – 2021 researcher, Uniculture: Development of innovative approach for training for university professors to work in the modern diverse and intercultural environment. Project financed by Erasmus+, principal investigator prof. Goran Pavel Šantek;
2020 principal investigator, Heritage, identity, borders. Project financed by University of Zagreb;
2019 researcher, Sport and integration. Sport as a vehicle of social inclusion. Project financed by University of Zagreb, principal investigator prof. Goran Pavel Šantek;
2018 – 2019 principal investigator, Second Homes and Lifestyle Migration in Slovenia and Croatia – bilateral project. Project financed by the Ministry of Science and Education, Republic of Croatia and Republic of Slovenia;
2018 principal investigator, Migrations, Culture, Identity and Transformation of the Croatian Communities in the Republic of Serbia and the Republic of Austria. Project financed by University of Zagreb;
2017 principal investigator, Migration and Identity of Croats in Vojvodina. Project financed by University of Zagreb;
2016 – 2017 researcher, “Kuća Velebita” centre for visitors, public institution Northern Velebit National Park, group X – cultural heritage. Project financed by the European Regional Development Fund within the framework of the Regional Competitiveness Operational Programme with over 95% non-refundable funds, while the remaining part was funded by the Environmental Protection and Energy Efficiency Fund, Northern Velebit National Park and the Ministry of Environmental and Nature Protection of the Republic of Croatia, principal investigator prof. Boris Olujić;
2011 – 2014 researcher, Janković Castle: historic site, generating sustainable development of the Ravni Kotari region. Project funded by The European Union, principal investigators prof. Drago Roksandić & prof. Hrvoje Mataković (http://kula-jankovica.unizg.hr/hr/kula-jankovica/);
2011 principal investigator, Ethnographic Heritage of Central Velebit. Project financed by Velebit Nature Park;
2009 researcher, Croats in Boka Kotorska (Montenegro). Project financed by Ministry of Science, Education and Sports, Republic of Croatia and Cultural Heritage Association ˝Napredak˝ Gornja Lastva, principal investigator prof. Milana Černelić;
2008 – 2013 researcher, Identity and Ethno-Cultural Formation of Bunjevci. Project financed by Ministry of Science, Education and Sports, Republic of Croatia, principal investigator prof. Milana Černelić;
2005 – 2013 researcher, Triplex Confinium: Croatian Multiple Borderlands in Euro-Mediterranean Context, Bridges – Janković Tower. Project financed by Ministry of Science, Education and Sports, Republic of Croatia, principal investigator prof. Drago Roksandić (www.ffzg.hr/mostovi);
2004 – 2005 researcher, Political Places in Change: The Actualization of Myth, Memory and Monuments in the Modern Context, University of Bergen, Norway, principal investigators of Croatian section of the project: Kirsti Mathiesen Hjemdahl, PhD & Nevena Škrbić Alempijević, PhD;
2003 – 2007 researcher, Identity and Ethnogenesis of Coastal Bunjevci, Project financed by Ministry of Science, Education and Sports, Republic of Croatia, principal investigator Milana Černelić, PhD.