dr. Tibor Komar, assistant professor








PHONE: +385 1 4092-134
E-MAIL: tkomar@ffzg.hr
OFFICE HOURS: Mondays 14.30 – 15.30 (or online)

Introduction to Ethnology (lecturer)
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (lecturer)
Culture and identity (lecturer)
Globalization and local cultural practices (lecturer)


Born in 1978 in Zagreb, as a scholarship recipient of Open Society Croatia Tibor Komar spent one year attending high school in the United States. 2002 he enrolled at the study of Information sciences (majoring in Museology) and Ethnology at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Zagreb. During his studies he participated in several field researches carried by the Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology. In 2008 he defended his MA thesis entitled Alcohol, culture and society and same year he’s been employed as a research assistant at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences on a project “Sacral interpretation of the landscape” under prof. Tomo Vinšćak. The project was dealing with researching of the remains of the pre-Christian beliefs in Croatia and neighboring countries. In 2009 he enrolled at the Postgraduate Doctoral Study of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. Tibor Komar finished his PhD in 2014 by defending his doctoral thesis entitled “National identity construction of Croatian national football team members from diaspora”. He has participated and presented in several conferences and symposia: Croatian Society of Ethnologists symposium Culture and Transformation: Croatia from 1945 to 1990 on Cres; international Symposium on Intercultural Dialogue and Digital Culture in Zagreb; international scientific meeting Old Slavic gods and their Christian substitutes on Brač; international conference Croatian beginnings on the slopes of Učka and Perun in Mošćenice; international conference on Application of technology in the presentation of cultural and historical heritage in Zagreb; the Summer School of Social Anthropology Rethinking Anthropological Engagement in Central-Eastern Europe in Warsaw, Poland; a scientific symposium Vareš colloquia in Vareš, Bosnia and Herzegovina; international scientific conference The cult of the Great Mother and worshiping of the Mother of God in Zagreb, international scientific sociological conference Development and Environment – Sustainability Perspectives in Zagreb, international anthropological conference Football research in an Enlarged Europe – Identities 2013, Vienna, Austria. From 2012 to 2013 he worked as an associate on a bilateral project of Slovenia and Croatia “National Parks: construction of heritage and the role of the state”. From 2016 to 2017 he was working on a bilateral Slovenian-Croatian project named “The stories and structures of the mythical landscape”. Currently he’s working as an associate on a project “Sport, discrimination and integration. Sport as a vehicle of social inclusion and participation”, funded by Croatian Science Foundation (2019-2022). From 2014 he worked at the Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology as Postdoctoral researcher. Since 2019 he has been employed as Associate Professor at the Department and is currently involved in teaching of three courses mainly dealing with historical and theoretical aspects of ethnology and cultural anthropology. His areas of interest include the various questions of identity and sport, migration and diaspora, research of old Slavic beliefs and contemporary approaches to heritage interpretation and presentation. Published work (mostly in Croatian) is available at the following link: