Ana Žuvela


Ana Žuela

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Job title: Postdoctoral researcher

Dr Ana Žuvela’s work takes place at the intersection of cultural policy research and practices of cultural development and governance. That specific space merges the academic side of the research work with applied analyses in the field of culture, cultural policy, cultural planning and the role of culture in the wider remit of social and political issues. Ana graduated from the University of Central England as a concert pianist and furthered her education at the University College Dublin with MA studies in cultural policy and arts management. She gained her PhD title at the University of Zadar with the dissertation topic of decentralisation and participatory governance practices in Croatia. Ana’s professional trajectory is paved with the engagements on numerous research projects and cooperations with the above-national, national and local actors; from the European Parliament, UN, UNESCO to Foundation Kultura nova, Croatian Ministry of Culture and Media, as well as a line of local administrations in Croatia and abroad. Her research interests encompass topics of socially and environmentally responsible cultural policies, new approaches to the democratisation of cultural policy, and devolution of power in cultural policy. She is a member of the ENCATC’s The European Journal of Cultural Management and Policy Advisory Board and member of the Advisory Board in the international research project EPICA – Empowering Participation in Culture and Architecture. In 2022, she was appointed as a member of the Zagreb Philarmonic Orchestra’s Governing Board.

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