Researchers

Based on the Rector's act from 2012 the research activities in the Centre are performed by the employees who are also the initiators of the Centre, and those activties are part of the employees' regular academic work. Since November 2012 two volunteers were helping in the Centre, since March 2013 two assistants became members of the staff, while since September 2013 there was an assistant and a volunteer assistant. From April 2014 there were four employees and two associates. Since December 2014 for two years there was also a post-doctoral fellow thanks to the NEWFELPRO - Marie Curie programme. Since October 2017 Centre gathers four employed researchers and four associates. Thanks to the research project Microsocialism, since April 2019 a doctoral and a postdoctoral researcher were employed, so the Centre now gathers six employees and three external associates. From time to time there are students and PhD students who participate at traineeship programmes.

Head of the Centre changes every year. In the period from August 1, 2018 to July 31, 2019 the Head of CKPIS is: Lada Duraković, PhD, Assoc. Prof.

 

Igor Duda

He is an associate professor at the Department of History, Faculty of Humanities, Juraj Dobrila University of Pula. He graduated in History and Croatian Language and Literature at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb (2000). He earned his MSc (2004) and PhD (2009) degrees in History from the same university. His research fields are social history and the history of everyday life of the second half of the 20th century, Croatia in Socialist Yugoslavia, history of leisure and tourism, history of consumer culture and history of childhood. He is the author of three volumes (in Croatian): In Pursuit of Well-Being. On History of Leisure and Consumer Society in Croatia in the 1950s and 1960s (2005), Well-Being Found. Everyday Life and Consumer Culture in Croatia in the 1970s and 1980s (2010) and Today when I Become a Pioneer. Childhood and the Ideology of Yugoslav Socialism (2015). He has edited or co-edited several volumes. He is the principal investigator of the research projects financed by the Croatian Science Foundation: Making of the Socialist Man. Croatian Society and the Ideology of Yugoslav Socialism (2014-2017) and Microstructures of Yugoslav Socialism: Croatia 1970-1990 (2018-2022). He is a member of several associations and university boards, and was the first Head of the Centre in 2012/13 and again in 2016/17, as well as the Head of the Department of History at the Faculty of Humanities 2013-2017.

 

Lada Duraković

She is an associate professor at the Academy of Music, Juraj Dobrila University of Pula. She graduated in Musicology at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana (1992), and earned MSc (2003) and PhD degree (2007) in History from the Faculty of Humanities and Socials Sciences, University of Zagreb. Her field of research is interaction between ideology and music in the 20th century. She has published two volumes (in Croatian): Music Life in Pula/Pola during the Period of the Fascist Dictatorship 1926–1943 (2003) and Ideology and the Musical Life: Pula 1945–1966 (2011). She is a member of the Croatian Musicological Society and the Croatian Journalists' Association. She was the Head of the Centre in the year 2014/15 and is again in 2018/19.

 

Boris Koroman

He is an assistant professor at the Faculty of Humanities, Juraj Dobrila University of Pula. He graduated in Ethnology and Croatian Language and Literature at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb (2001), and earned PhD degree after completing the Postgraduate Doctoral Studies in Literature, Performing Arts, Film and Culture at the same faculty (2014). His field of research is the interaction between literature, arts and culture, and political-ideological paradigms. He is the author of the volume Croatian fiction and political transition (2018, in Croatian). He was the Head of the Centre in the year 2015/16.

 

Andrea Matošević

He is an associate professor at the Faculty of Interdisciplinary, Italian and Culutral Studies, Juraj Dobrila University of Pula. He graduated in Ethno-anthropology and Italian Literature at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Padua (2003), earned his MA degree in Intercultural Studies from the same faculty (2005) and his PhD in Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb (2010). His fields of research are ethno-anthropology, history of ethnology/anthropology, oral history, industrial anthropology, popular culture, theories of multiculturalism and philosophy. He is the author of the volumes (in Croatian): Underground. Anthropology of Mining in Labin Area in 20th Century (2011) and Socialism with a Shock-work Face. Ethnography of Working Zeal (2015), as well as  the co-author of the book (in Croatian) Bastards of Long Duration. Balkanist Discourses (with Tea Škokić, 2014). He is a member of the Croatian Ethnological Society and the European Association of Social Anthropologists. He was the of his Faculty (2015-17), and the head of the Centre in the years 2013/14 and 2017/18.

 

Anita Buhin

She is a postdoctoral researcher at the Centre for Cultural and Historical Research of Socialism (since april 2019) within the project Microsocialism. She earned a BA (2008) and MA degree (2011) in History and Croatian Language and Literature from the Juraj Dobrila University of Pula, an MA degree in Central European History from the Central European University in Budapest (2012) and a PhD in History and Civilization from the European University Institute in Florence (2019) with the dissertation Yugoslav Socialism “Flavoured with Sea, Flavoured with Salt”: Mediterranization of Yugoslav Popular Culture in the 1950s and 1960s under Italian Influence. She is interested in cultural and social history of the 20th century with a focus on popular culture and football within socialism.

 

Tina Filipović

She is an assistant and doctoral researcher at the Department of History, Faculty of Humanities, and at CKPIS (since April 2019) within the project Microsocialism and the Young Researcher's Career Development Project (Croatian Science Foundation). She earned a BA (2011) and MA degree (2015) in History from the Juraj Dobrila University of Pula. In 2018, she started Postgraduate Doctoral Studies of Modern and Contemporary Croatian History in a European and World Context at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb. At CKPIS she also cooperated in the project Changing Representations of Socialist Yugoslavia. At the People's Museum of Labin she completed a one-year traineeship programme and earned the title of curator. Within the Microsocialism project she is researching the partisan veteran organisation SUBNOR.

 

Chiara Bonfiglioli

She is currently an external associate of CKPIS and a lecturer at University College Cork. She was a Newfelpro post-doctoral fellow at the Centre 2014-2017. She holds a BA in Political Sciences from the University of Bologna, and an MA and PhD from the Research Institute for History and Culture, Graduate Gender Programme, University of Utrecht. From 2012 to 2014, she has been research fellow at the University of Edinburgh, within the framework of the CITSEE project. Her doctoral dissertation dealt with women’s political and social activism in Italy and Yugoslavia (1945-1957). She has published extensively on women’s and feminist history in the European context. In the last two years, she has been researching the impact of post-socialist transition and deindustrialisation on gender relations in the former Yugoslavia, with a specific focus on women working in the textile industry.

 

Igor Stanić

He is an associate teaching assistant at Juraj Dobrila University of Pula and an associate at the Centre for Cultural and Historical Research of Socialism. He earned a BA (2009) and MA degree (2012) in History from the Juraj Dobrila University of Pula. In 2012, he started Postgraduate Doctoral Studies of Modern and Contemporary Croatian History in a European and World Context at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb. His field of research is the social history of the second half of the 20th century with a focus on labor in socialism. He is a member of the Istrian Historical Society and Croatian National Committee of Historical Sciences.

 

Saša Vejzagić

He is an associate at the Centre for Cultural and Historical Research of Socialism. He earned a BA (2008) and MA degree (2011) in History from the Juraj Dobrila University of Pula, and an MA degree in Central European History from the Central European University in Budapest (2013). Since 2015/16 he is a PhD student at the European University Institute in Florence. He is interested in economic, business, political, labor and social history of the 20th century with a focus on Yugoslav socialism.


Students cooperating within the projects:
Tina Filipović (2015), Sara Žerić and David Žufić (2018-2019)

Student practice:
Mateo Dragičević, Ana Rebić, David Žufić (2016/17)

Erasmus+ Traineeship for PhD students:
Iva Jelušić (CEU) (2018/19)