Iva Niemčić, PhD
Iva Niemčić graduated from the University of Zagreb with a B.A. in ethnology and another in Czech language and literature in 1997. In the same year she enrolled in the master’s degree program in ethnology and cultural anthropology at the same university, which she completed in 2002 with the thesis Ples i rod u lastovskom pokladu (Dance and Gender in the Lastovo Carnival). In 2007, she received her PhD in ethnology and cultural anthropology with the thesis Ples i rod (Dance and Gender).
In 1999, Niemčić completed a two-semester programme at the Centre for Women’s Studies in Zagreb, where she became involved in the Centre’s international research project “Women’s Memories of Life in Socialism”.
She has worked at the Institute of Ethnology and Folklore Research in Zagreb since 1998; first as an assistant, and since 2010 as a research associate. In 2011, she became the assistant director of the Institute.
Niemčić has participated in more than fifteen domestic and international conferences and has published around fifteen papers written in both Croatian and English in academic journals and thematic collections of papers, as well as a number of articles and reviews in various publications. She is a co-editor of the international bibliography of dance research by members of the International Council of Traditional Music (ICTM) and its Study Group for Ethnochoreology (2003). She is the author of the book Lastovski Poklad. Pesno-etnološka studija (The Lastovo Carnival: an Ethnochoreological Study) and a co-author of the bibliographic lexicon Women’s Memories of Life in Socialism. Niemčić has been a long-time member of the experts committee for the Zagreb Folklore Amateurs Festival and a selector in the area of folklore amateurism at the Cultural Parliament in Zagreb.