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Anthropology of Family and Kinship (lecturer)
Basic Concepts of Croatian Ethnology (lecturer)
Ethnocultural Overview of the World (lecturer)
Dr. Tihana Rubić was born in Zagreb in 1978. In 2004 she graduated Ethnology and History of Art at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. The title of her graduation thesis was “Problems and Levels of Identity on the Example of Cultural and Artistic Societies in Kordun”. The same year she started postgraduate studies of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology at the same faculty. She received her PhD in 2012 and her dissertation was titled “Ethnological Research of Family and Unemployment. Strategies of Survival from the 1990s till Present”.
From 2007 to 2008 she worked as research assistant at the Institute of Ethnology and Folklore Research on the project Contemporary Cultural Trends and the Formation of Communities and Identities, under the supervision of dr. Jasna Čapo Žmegač. Working on this project she defined the topic of her dissertation, and finished it under the supervision of dr. Jasna Čapo Žmegač. Since late 2008 she has worked as junior research assistant on the project Identity and Ethno-Cultural Formation of Bunjevci, under the supervision of dr. Milana Černelić, at the Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Zagreb.
She holds seminars in the courses Basic Concepts of Croatian Ethnology and Ethnocultural Overview of the World and teaches the course Anthropology of Family and Kinship.
She did research on a series of national and international projects, including an FP6 project “Kinship and Social Security (KASS)” in 2005. She presented papers at about fifteen national and international conferences, published works in national and international publications and edited four books: she is the co-editor of three volumes of the monograph on the life of coastal Bunjevci, titled Živjeti na Krivom Putu (Living in Krivi Put) and the collection published on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Croatian Ethnological Society (HED). In 2010 she received the Annual Award of the Croatian Ethnological Society for Excellence in Research and Teaching, and in 2012 the Charter of the Town of Senj. She received three scholarships: in Florence (Italy) in 2001, Prishtina (Kosovo) in 2007, and Halle/Saale (Germany) in 2007 at the Max Planck Institute of Social Anthropology.
In her student days she co-founded and presided the Students Club “Domaći”, during the period of club’s (co)organizing of several student scientific events at home and in the region, and when it had the record number of members.
Apart from former and current membership in international professional organizations (ICTM, EASA, SIEF, InASEA), she is the long-time member of the Croatian Ethnological Society (HED). As the member of HED she co-organized summers schools, was the member of the organization committee of one of its annual memorial edition, editor of the Newsletter and the member of the Board of Directors and the Supervisory board. She is currently co-heading the Club of the Croatian Ethnological Society.
Her scientific interests encompass the following areas: family and kinship, social relations and formal and informal labor markets.