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Jaka Primorac

Senior Research Associate

Institute for Development and International Relation (IRMO)
Ul. Lj. F. Vukotinoviæa 2, PO Box 303, 10000 Zagreb
Tel: +385 1 487 74 71
Fax: +385 1 482 83 61



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 focusses 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.

Her work has been published in international and domestic scientific journals such as International Journal for Cultural Policy, Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung/Forum: Qualitative Social Research (FQS), Medijska istraživanja/Media Research etc. In 2018 she co-edited (with Paško Bilić and Bjarki Valtysson) Technologies of Labour and the Politics of Contradiction for Palgrave Macmillan.