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Academic and Scientific Degrees

  • 2022. Scientific Associate in the scientific area of humanities, field of ethnology and anthropology.
  • 2021. PhD in scientific area of Humanities, scientific field of Ethnlogy and Anthropology. Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Zagreb. Doctoral thesis Infrastructural projects and socio-cultural construction of space in Gorski kotar, graded with magna cum laude.
  • 2010. M.A. in Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology and Portuguese Language and Literature. Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Zagreb.
  • 2008. B.A. in Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology and Portuguese Language and Literature. Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Zagreb.

Work Experience 

  • Since 2020. Senior Professional Associate. Institute for Anthropological Research, Zagreb.
  • 2013 – 2020. Professional Associate for International Projects. Institute for Anthropological Research, Zagreb.
  • 2011 – 2013. Professional Associate in Director’s Office. Institute for Anthropological Research, Zagreb.
  • 2009 – 2011.  Portuguese teacher in school of languages Studentski Centar, Zagreb.


  • 2021 – 2025. Member of Working Group 5 Transformation of Environment. COST Action Slow Memory: Transformative Practices for Times of Uneven and Accelerating Change.
  • 2021 – 2025. Member of Working Groups 2 Traces and Social Justice and 3 Traces and Climate Change. COST Action Traces as Research Agenda for Climate Change, Technology Studies, and Social Justice.
  • 2020 – 2024. Grant manager. COST Action Integrating Neandertal Legacy – From Past to Present.
  • 2020 – 2023. Administrator for partner institution. Individualized approach in the prediction of type 2 diabetes onset and development (IRI, European Fund for Regional Development).
  • 2020 – 2022. Administrator for partner institution. Unravelling Data for Rapid Evidence-Based Response to COVID-19 – UnCoVer (Horizon 2020).
  • 2017 – 2019. Administrator for partner institution. Smart Integration of Genetics with Sciences of the Past in Croatia: Minding and Mending the Gap – MendTheGap (Horizon 2020).
  • 2015. Participation in bilateral research project Petar Klepac – junak s dvije domovine, Croatia-Slovenia bilateral research program of collaboration (Ministry of Science and Education of the Republic of Croatia).
  • 2014 – 2019. Member of Working Group 2 Finance. COST Targeted Network The Voice of Research Administrators: Building a Network of Administrative Excellence – BESTPRAC.
  • 2014 – 2015. Participation in project of popularisation of Science AntroPOP (Ministry of Science and Education of the Republic of Croatia).
  • 2012 – 2015. Administrator for partner institution and participation in the project. Genetic and environmental factors of insulin resistance syndrome and its long term complication in immigrant Mediterranean populations – MEDIGENE (FP7).
  • 2012 – 2013. Participation in preparation of the research Croatians in South America (Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Croatia).

Organizational Skills and Competences

  • Secretary General, Secretary and member of organizing committees of international scientific conferences:
    • IUAES Congress 2020: Coming of Age on Earth: Legacies and Next Generation Anthropology, 2021 (online congress).
    • 15th International Congress on Auxology: Growth and Health – A Life Course Perspective (International Society for the Study of Human Growth and Clinical Auxology), postponed due to COVID-19 pandemics.
    • 22nd Meeting of Paleopathological Association (PPA), August 2018, Zagreb.
    • 44th School of Biological Anthropology: Diseases and Health in Pas Populations: Global Trends and Perspectives, August 2018, Zagreb.
    • IUAES Inter-Congress 2016: World anthropologies and privatization of knowledge – enganging anthropology in public, May 2016, Dubrovnik.
    • 4th symposium Anatomy of islands: Responsible Tourism on the Islands: Towards a Synergy of Tourism and Year-Round Life on the Islands, September 2015, Vis.
    • 35th Anthropology and Health: The convergence of anthropological subfields in research on health and illness: cultural, biological, archaeological, and linguistic factors, August 2014, Dubrovnik.
    • 40th School of Biological Anthropology: Interactions between archaic and modern humans, June 2014, Zagreb.
    • 3rd LINEE + Conference: Linguistic and Cultural Diversity in Space and Time, April 2014, Dubrovnik.
    • 34th Anthropology and Health: Anthropology and Personalised Medicine: Impacting the Future of Comprehensive Healthcare, September 2013, Dubrovnik.
    • 39th School of Biological Anthropology: Anthropology of Adolescence, May 2013, Zagreb.
    • 33rd Anthropology and Health: Anthropology of Transition and Tradition, September 2012, Hvar.
    • 38th School of Biological Anthropology: Current Research on Palaeolithic in Southern and Central Europe, June 2011, Zagreb.
    • Archaic hominin genetics meeting, September 2011, Opatija (Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany)

List of publications – link

Research interests: interaction population/built environment, infrastructure, anthropology of space and place

Positions in committees, boards and working groups

  • 2014 – 2019. Management Committee member of COST TN 1302 The Voice of Research Administrators –  Building a Network of Administrative Excellence (BESTPRAC).
  • Since 2016. Member of Ethical Committee of the Institute for Anthropological Research
  • Since 2014. Legal Entity Appointed Representative (LEAR) for Institute for Anthropological Research

Trainings (selected)

  • 2019. Training School: How to support successful grant proposals in Horizon Europe: from Crosscutting Issues to Grant Writing, Zagreb.
  • 2016. Training School: How to manage key financial tasks for FP7 and H2020 European research and innovation projects: Finance for Beginners, Verona, Italy.
  • 2015. Short-term mobility (STSM) Best Practice Transfer in Research Administration, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (University of London) and Institute for Global Health
    (University College London), London, UK.
  • 2015. Training School: Engaging Stakeholders throughout the Project Lifecycle – Personal Communication Skills for European Research Administrators, Nuremberg, Germany.
  • 2014. Training School: Understanding the EC Grant and Consortium Agreement – legal affairs for nonlegals, Warsaw, Poland.


  • Croatian Ethnological Society
  • International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES)

Mentorships (Traineeships)

  • 2021, Laura Blažević, University of Zadar, Department of Ethnology and Anthropology, Internship mentor.
  • 2019, Sofia Poulia, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Faculty of Communication and Media Studies, Greece, Erasmus+ mentor.