dr. Nevena Škrbić Alempijević, associate professor


PHONE: +385 1 4092 253
E-MAIL: nskrbic@ffzg.hr
OFFICE HOURS: Tuesdays 12.30 – 14

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. She started working as a junior research assistant at the Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology in 2001. 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. A year later she became assistant professor. Participated in three scientific projects funded by the Ministry of Science, Education and Sports of the Republic of Croatia. She also participated 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 is the coordinator of cooperation with the University of Bergen. 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. During her study visits to Bergen she held a series of lectures at the Department for Archaeology, History, Cultural and Religion Studies. 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. From 2008 till 2010 she was the head of the Postgraduate studies of the Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology. She is the member of the editorial board of the scientific journal Studia ethnologica Croatica. She is the member of the Board of Directors and vice-president of the Croatian Ethnological Society. She was awarded the Croatian Ethnological Society’s annual award Milovan Gavazzi in 2006 for scientific and teaching work. She is the member of the Croatian Ethnological Society, Matrix Croatica and SIEF. 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.