dr. Tomo Vinšćak, associate professor
Tomo Vinšćak received his Bachelor’s degree in 1980, his Master’s degree in 1985 and his Doctoral degree in 1997 at the Department of Ethnology, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Zagreb where he was employed in 1981. He was promoted to an associate professor in 2011. He teaches the following study courses at the Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology: Shamanism for second year students of ethnology and cultural anthropology, Tradition and Modernity – lectures and seminar classes in national ethnology for second year undergraduate students, and lectures and seminar classes in general ethnology Cultures of Southeast Asia for first year students of graduate studies. He is a member of the Croatian Ethnological Society in which he held positions of a general secretary, vice-president and president. He is the editor of Studia ethnologica Croatica and Ethnological Forum (Etnološka tribina) professional journals. He was the leader of research projects: Peoples and Cultures of Nepal and Tibet (1993, 1999, and 2006). He was the leader of research which focused on the rituals and traditions in Tibetan Buddhism. He is the leader of the project Sacral Interpretation of Landscape which is carried out by the Ministry of Science, Education and Sport and has participated in systematic research of remnants of pre-Christian beliefs in the territory of Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Ukraine. He has published 17 scientific papers, two books, 12 professional papers, and a series of popular science articles. He participated in and organized several national and international conferences in which he both lectured and presented documentary films. He is a reviewer and editor of numerous books and university textbooks. He has lectured on his research work both nationally and internationally.