dr. Nevena Škrbić Alempijević, professor


PHONE: +385 1 4092 253
E-MAIL: nskrbic@ffzg.hr
OFFICE HOURS: Tuesdays 12.30 – 14.00

Cultural-anthropological Problems of the Mediterranean (course holder/lecturer)
Performance in Croatian Traditional Culture (course holder/lecturer)
Anthropology of Social Memory (course holder/lecturer)
Anthropology of Place and Space (course holder/lecturer)
Ethno-cultural Problems of South-East Europe (course holder/lecturer)
Locations as Places of Social Memory (course holder/lecturer)

Born May 2, 1976 in Supetar, the island of Brač. Received her BA in ethnology and English language and literature from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb July 13, 1999. After graduation she worked as a curator at the Ethnographic Museum of Istria in Pazin. Since 2001 she has been working at the Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology, first as a junior researcher, then as an assistant professor and an associate professor. She started teaching at the department in the academic year of 2004/05. She received her PhD February 6, 2006. Title of her dissertation is Analogous Phenomena in Croatian Carnival and Wedding Customs. Participated as a researcher in several national scientific projects, with the topics of identity and heritage construction, cultures of memory, political places, postsocialism and citymaking. She also took part in the international project Politics and Poetics of Place: the Actualization of Myth, Memory and Monuments in the Modern Context, under the auspices of the Universities of Bergen and Lund; she is co-supervisor of the research section Political Places in Change: the Case of Kumrovec. She received two research scholarships at the University of Bergen: in 2005 she completed the project National Celebrations as Expressions of Social Memory, and in 2012 worked as one of the collaborators in the research group Place – Region – Identity. Also, from 2007 till 2010 she participated in the HESP ReSET project Cultures of Memory and Emancipatory Politics: Past and Communality in the Post-Yugoslav Spaces, under the auspices of the University of Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina. She won several prizes and recognition awards for her scholarly and teaching work. In 2006 she was awarded the Croatian Ethnological Society’s annual award Milovan Gavazzi. Together with Petra Kelemen, PhD, in 2013 she received the annual award of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, for the book “The Town as It Should Be. Ethnological and Cultural Anthropological Reflections on Festivals” (Zagreb, 2012). She received recognition awards of the Croatian Ethnological Society and the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in 2015, for the co-organization of International Society of Ethnology and Folklore (SIEF) congress. In 2017 she received the reward of the Municipality of Bol, for her contribution to science and culture. Together with Valentina Gulin Zrnić, she received the Croatian State Award for 2019, for the book “A City as an Encounter. The Ethnography of Zagreb Squares“, published in Croatian. From 2008 till 2010 she was the head of the Postgraduate studies of the Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology, and from 2013 to 2015 the head of the Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology. She was a member of the editorial board of the scientific journal Studia ethnologica Croatica from 2007 to 2015. She is the president of the Governing board of the Institute of Ethnology and Folklore Research in Zagreb. She actively participates in the work of national and international professional associations. Currently she is the member of the supervisory board of the Croatian Ethnological Society. She was the president of SIEF (International Society for Ethnology and Folklore) from 2017 to 2021. Main areas of her scientific interest are: anthropology of social memory, anthropology of place and space, the construction of cultural regions, island studies, performance studies, studies of carnivals, festivals and other public events.