dr. Sanja Potkonjak, associate professor

PHONE: +385 1 4092 133
E-MAIL: spotkonjak@ffzg.hr
OFFICE HOURS: Mondays 12.30 – 13.30

Methodology of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology (lecturer)
Postocolonialism and Gender (lecturer)
Introduction to the Methodology of Scientific Work (postgraduate course) (lecturer)

Sanja Potkonjak was born June 14, 1972 in Zagreb where she finished her primary and secondary education (Center for Cultural Education). She graduated from ethnology and archaeology at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Zagreb. The title of her graduate thesis is Good people – Introduction to the Research of Institutions of Customary Law. She received her MA from gender studies program of the Central European University in Budapest where she defended her MA thesis in 2002, titled “Virgine” – An Anthropological View on Crossdressed and Transgender Behaviour in the Balkans.
She received her PhD in ethnology and cultural anthropology on February 7, 2010. The dissertation titled Women Authorship in Croatian Ethnology of the Twentieth Century was written under the supervision of her mentor, dr. Ines Prica, research advisor at the Institute for Ethnology and Folklore Research.
She works at the Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology since 1 March, 2003. She vas Deputy Head of PhD program in ethnology and cultural anthropology from 2014-2018. From 2016 she is a member of the academic bord of the International PhD program Transformations in European Societies (LMU München).
She was the member of the editorial board of the scientific journal Studia ethnologica Croatica from 2008-2016, and was editor-in-chief of the Etnološka tribina – the journal of Croatian Ethnological Society from 2012-2016. She stands as the member of the international editorial board of the book series Etnoantropološki problemi – e monografije (Belgrade, Serbia) and is co-founder and editor of an electronic book series titled hed-biblioteka of Croatian Ethnological Society.
She received several scholarships from Curriculum Resource Center, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary; and a six-month scholarship at the University of California, Berkeley (form Junior Faculty Development Program, Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs, SAD).
She is the member of the Croatian Ethnological Society, European Association of Social Anthropologist, American Anthropological Association, and International Association for Southeast European Anthropology.
Fields of interest: qualitative methodology, anthropology of gender and, more recently, post- socialism, transition, cultures of memory and ethnographies of work.