Position: Senior Research Associate
Job title: Senior Research Associate
Jaka Primorac works as a Senior Research Associate at the Department for Culture and Communication, Institute for Development and International Relations (IRMO), Zagreb, Croatia. She holds a PhD (2010) in Sociology from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb, Croatia. Her research interests intersect the fields of sociology of culture, sociology of media and communications and sociology of work. Her work is centred on the relationship between culture and economy, with the particular focus on cultural and creative labour issues and implications for cultural and media policies. Primorac collaborated on a number of research projects in Croatia and abroad (e.g. Jean Monnet project CULPOL, ‘Access to culture. Policy analysis’ EU Program Culture, COST Network ‘Dynamis of Virtual Work’, FP7 project MEDIADEM, cultural policy expertise for European Parliament, as a short term consultant in cultural policy issues for World Bank, etc). Currently she is the project coordinator of Erasmus+ Jean Monnet project ‘European Union Policies and the Platformisation of Cultural and Audio-visual Sectors – platEU‘ (2020-2022) and she is an external collaborator on Croatian Science Foundation project ‘The social resilience of Croatian society in the midst and aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic – SOCRES’. Since 2019, she is the Deputy President of the Croatian Sociological Association (HSD) whose member she is from 2006. From 2012 is a member of the European Sociological Association (ESA) and of the International Sociological Association (ISA). Her work has been published in international and domestic scientific journals such as Cultural Trends, International Journal for Cultural Policy, Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung/Forum: Qualitative Social Research (FQS), etc.