Contact: olga.orlic@inantro.hr, +38515535114

Academic and Scientific Degrees:

  • 2012. Scientific associate (humanistic sciences, ethnology and anthropology, Faculty of humanities and social sciences, University of Zagreb).
  • 2011. PhD in Anthropology, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb. Doctoral thesis: Identification Processes on the Island of Korčula (Supervisor: Professor Anita Sujoldžić).
  • 2008. MA in Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology. Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb. Thesis: Muška tradicijska odjeća Istre u procesu konstruiranja suvremenih istarskih identiteta. (Supervisor: Professor Anita Sujoldžić).
  • 2000. BA in Ethnology and Archaeology. Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb. Thesis: Obnova običaja uz Vincekovo u Nespešu. (Supervisor: Professor Vitomir Belaj).

Work Experience:

  • 2013 – Scientific associate. Institute for Anthropological Research, Zagreb.
  • 2006 – 2013. Research assistant. Institute for Anthropological Research, Zagreb.
  • 2006 (July-November) Associate, Institute for Anthropological Research, Zagreb
  • 2001 – 2006. Curator. Ethnographic museum of Istria, Pazin.

Scientific and professional work:

  • 2020 – 2024. Project leader. Solidarity economy in Croatia: anthropological perspective (SOLIDARan), Croatian Science Foundation.
  • 5th November 2020 – 15th  February 2021. Project study „ Bottom-up model of establishment of short-supply chains on the example of Istrian Solidary ecological groups“,  in the framework of the project „ Analysis of institutional support in establishing of short supply chains (bottom-up and top down models)“ (IPPO_KLO), that was carried out under the leadership of Assist. Prof. Nataša Bokan, PhD (Faculty of Agriculture, the University of Zagreb). The project was financed by the National Rural Network, within the Rural Development Programme of the Republic of Croatia for the Period 2014-2020.
  • 2017-2018. Team leader. Program of the Popularization of Science – „Popularization of Cultural-Anthropological Research of Gorski Kotar“ (GORan), Ministry of Science and Education of the Republic of Croatia
  • 2014-2018. Project collaborator. Historical Perspectives on Transnationalism and Intercultural Dialogue in the Austro-Hungarian Empire (TIDA). Croatian Science Foundation.
  • 2014-2015. Team leader. Program of the Popularization of Science – Anthropology (AntroPOP). Ministry of Science, Education and Sports of the Republic of Croatia.
  • 2014-2015. Project collaborator. Historical Perspectives on Transnationalism and Intercultural Dialogue in the Multilingual Adriatic Littoral (VIZA). Ministry of Science, Education and Sports of the Republic of Croatia.
  • 2007 – 2013. Project collaborator. Contemporary Transformation of Local Linguistic Communities and Cultural Diversity. Ministry of Science, Education and Sports of the Republic of Croatia..
  • 2006 – 2010. Project collaborator. Languages in a Network of European Excellence (LINEE), FP6—28388, European Comission
  • 2007 – 2008. Project collaborator. The Status of Croatians in Macedonia and Macedonians in Croatia, Ethno-Cultural Identity: Current Situation and Perspectives (MACRO). Ministry of Science, Education and Sports of the Republic of Croatia.
  • 2004 – . Concept of the new permanent exhibition in the Ethnographic Museum of Istria
  • 2001 – 2004. „Weaving in Istria“, Textile Handicraft in Istria Research project, part of Textile Handicraft in Croatia Research project

Research Interest: solidarity economy, community-supported agriculture, rural development, sustainability, degrowth, identity and identification processes, cultural and linguistic diversity, stereotypes/stereotypization, tourism, cultural tourism, intercultural dialogue, acculturation processes in the past and present, politics of multiculturalism.

List of Publications: link

Teaching Experience:

  • 2012 – 2016. Seminar. Graduate study of Anthropology. Department of Anthropology. Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb. Anthropology of Africa (Professor Anita Sujoldžić)
  • 2007 – 2009. Seminar. Undergraduate study of Anthropology. Department of Anthropology, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb, Introduction to linguistic Anthropology (Professor Anita Sujoldžić)
  • 2008 – 2009. Seminar. Department of Anthropology. Graduate study of Anthropology. Department of Anthropology. Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb. Communication and Society (Professor Anita Sujoldžić)

Awards and Research Grants:

  • 2020-2020. Solidarity economy in Croatia: anthropological perspective (SOLIDARan), Croatian Science Foundation.
  • 5th November 2020 – 15th  February 2021. Project study „ Bottom-up model of establishment of short-supply chains on the example of Istrian Solidary ecological groups“,  in the framework of the project „ Analysis of institutional support in establishing of short supply chains (bottom-up and top down models)“ (IPPO_KLO), that was carried out under the leadership of Assist. Prof. Nataša Bokan, PhD (Faculty of Agriculture, the University of Zagreb). The project was financed by the National Rural Network, within the Rural Development Programme of the Republic of Croatia for the Period 2014-2020.
  • 2017-2018. Team leader:. Program of the Popularization of Science – „Popularization of Cultural-Anthropological Research of Gorski Kotar“ (GORan), Ministry of Science and Education of the Republic of Croatia
  • 2014-2015. Program of the Popularization of Science – Anthropology (AntroPOP). Ministry of Science, Education and Sports of the Republic of Croatia
  • 2005. “Milovan Gavazzi” Annual Award of the Croatian Ethnological Society for the best ethnographic exhibition (“Weavers in Istria”) in 2004.

Committees, Boards and Working Groups:

  • 2018 – . Member of the Editorial Bord. Etnološka istraživanja / Ethnological Research. The Journal of the Ethnographic Museum, Zagreb
  • 2008 – . Member of the Editorial Board. Etnološka tribina / Ethnological Forum. The Journal of the Croatian Ethnological Society
  • 2008 – 2012. Organizer. Club of the Croatian Ethnological Society

Memberships in Professional Organizations and Associations:

  • Croatian Anthropological Society (HAD)
  • Croatian Ethnological Society (HED)
  • International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES)
  • European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA)
  • International Society for Ethnology and Folklore (SIEF)