Contact: ana.perinic@inantro.hr, +3851553514

Academic and scientific degrees:

  • 2017 senior research associate (humanistic sciences, ethnology and anthropology)
  • 2012 scientific associate (humanistic sciences, ethnology and anthropology)
  • 2011: Ph.D. in Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb (Thesis: The pluralism of local identities of Hvar islanders in written sources and oral poetry, Mentors: Professor emeritus Vitomir Belaj, Professor Davor Dukić)
  • 2000: B.A. in Croatian language and literature and Ethnology. Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb.

Work experience:

  • 2003-2011: Research assistant. Institute for Anthropological Research. Department of Medical Anthropology
  • 2011- Senior assistant. Institute for Anthropological Research. Department of Medical Anthropology
    • The population structure of Croatia – anthropogenetic approach (Croatian Ministry of Science, Education, and Sport 0196005, 2007-2011)
    • The population structure of Croatia – anthropogenetic approach (Croatian Ministry of Science, Education, and Sport 196-1962766-2751, 2002-2006)
  • 2000-2003: Teacher of Croatian language and literature (High School Oroslavje)

Organizational skills and competencies: 

  • 2016 member of the programme committee – 5th Symposium Anatomy of Islands “From an Island Manifesto towards an International Centre for Island Life and Culture” (Vis, Croatia, September 14th- 18th 2016) (organisers: NGO “Anatomy of Islands – Centre for Research and Development”, Institute for Ethnology and Folklore, Zagreb)
  • 2015 member of the programme and organization committee – 4th Symposium Anatomy of Islands “Responsible Tourism on the Islands: Towards a Synergy of Tourism and Year-Round Life on the Islands” (Vis, Croatia, September 17th- 20th 2015) (organisers: NGO “Anatomy of Islands – Centre for Research and Development”, Institute for Ethnology and Folklore, Zagreb, Institute for Anthropological Research, Zagreb)2006 secretary of the 27th international scientific course “Anthropology and Health” Anthropological Perspectives on Woman and the Obesity Pandemic: Causes, Costs and Controls.

Scientific and professional work: 

  • 2017 – 2018 project collaborator “Popularization of Cultural-Anthropological Research of Gorski Kotar (GORan)”, Croatian Ministry of Science and Education (P.I. Olga Orlić, PhD)
  • 2016 – 2017 principal investigator (Croatian team) “Petar Klepac – Hero with Two Homelands (PEKEL)” Croatian-Slovenian bilateral project, Croatian Ministry of Science, Education and Sport; Slovenian Research Agency (P.I. Ana Perinić Lewis, PhD and Saša Poljak Istenič, PhD)
  • 2015 – 2018 project collaborator “Croatian Islands Birth Cohort Study (CRIBS)” Croatian Science Foundation, HRZZ UIP-2014-09-6598 (P.I. Saša Missoni, PhD)
  • 2012 – 2015 project collaborator “Genetic and Environmental Factors of Insulin Resistance Syndrome and Its Long Term Complication in Immigrant Mediterranean Populations (MEDIGENE)”, European Commission, FP7, No. 279171 (P.I. Prof Florin Grigorescu, France; leader of Croatian team Saša Missoni, PhD)
  • 2011 – 2012 project collaborator “Basic anthropological terminology (ANTRONA)”, Croatian Science Foundation, No. 07.01./22 (P.I. Prof Anita Sujoldžić)
  • 2007 – 2008 project collaborator “Genetics of Metabolic Syndrome in an Adriatic Island Population”, National Institute of Health, USA in collaboration with Department of environmental Health, University of Cincinnati, USA (P.I. Prof R. Deka, USA, Academician P. Rudan, Croatia)
  • 2007 – 2014 project collaborator “The Population Structure of Croatia – Anthropogenetic Approach”, Croatian Ministry of Science, Education, and Sport, 196-1962766-2751 (P.I. Academician Pavao Rudan)
  • 2003 – 2006 project collaborator “The Population Structure of Croatia – Anthropogenetic Approach”, Croatian Ministry of Science, Education, and Sport, 0196005 (P.I. Academician Pavao Rudan)
  • 2003 – 2005 project collaborator “Genetics of Complex Traits and Diseases in Croatian Genetic Isolate” Medical Research Council – Human Genetic Unit, University Medical School, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK (Principal investigators: Prof Alan Wright, Prof Andrew Carothers, Prof Harry Campbell, Prof Igor Rudan, Academician Pavao Rudan)

Research interests: sociocultural anthropology, literary anthropology, island communities, identity/ identification processes, stereotypes

List of publications – link

Teaching experience:

  • 2006-2007: Teaching assistant: „Introduction to Anthropology” (B.A. program) Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb and “Biological Anthropology” (B.A. program) Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb

Memberships in Professional Organizations and Associations:

  • Croatian Anthropological Society (HAD)
  • Croatian Ethnological Society (HED)
  • European Anthropological Society (EAA)