Jaka Primorac

Senior Research Associate

Jaka Primorac works as a senior research associate at the Department for Culture and Communication, at the Institute for Development and International Relations (IRMO), in Zagreb, Croatia. She holds a PhD (2010) in Sociology from the Zagreb University Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. Her research interests intersect the fields of sociology of culture, sociology of media and communications and sociology of work. Her work focuses 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’ by the EU Program Culture, COST Network ‘Dynamics of Virtual Work’, FP7 project MEDIADEM, cultural policy expertise for the European Parliament, a short term consultancy in cultural policy issues for the World Bank). Since 2008 she is a co-author of the Croatian country profile for the Compendium of Cultural Policies and Trends. Since 2015, she is the member of the Presidency of the Croatian Sociological Association (HSD) and a member of the editorial board of Revija za sociologiju/Sociological Review.

Jaka Primorac, PhD - Institut za razvoj i međunarodne odnose (

In 2001, the Croatian profile was first prepared by a research team including Sanjin Dragojević, Pavle Schramadei and Nina Obuljen, headed by Vjeran Katunarić. Since 2003, revisions and updates have been prepared by Nina Obuljen. In November 2008, Jaka Primorac and Nada Švob-Đokić joined the team. In 2016, the profile was updated by Obuljen and Primorac.


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