Žarko Paić

Tel.: 00385 091 54 16 723
E-mail: zarko.paic@zg.t-com.hr

Researcher registration number: 172400

Web site: http://www.ttf.unizg.hr/index.php?str=53&osoba=48

Link to the CROSBI profile: https://bib.irb.hr/lista-radova?autor=172400

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EDUCATION

2005; defended his doctoral thesis entitles The Culture as New Ideology: Postmodern Identities and Globalization at the University of Zagreb Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, earning an academic degree of PhD in social sciences, field of sociology, branch of special sociology.
1986; defended his Master’s thesis The Problem of Freedom in the Philosophy of Jean-Paul Sartre at the University of Zagreb Faculty of Political Science.
1982; graduated at the University of Zagreb Faculty of Political Science.
WORK EXPERIENCE
2013 Associate Professor in social sciences, field of sociology at the University of Zagreb Faculty of Textile Technology
2008; Assistant Professor in social sciences, field of sociology at the University of Zagreb Faculty of Textile Technology
MENTORSHIP OF PHD AND POSTDOCTORAL STUDENTS
2009–2017 – (5) doctoral students (Snježan Hasnaš, Krešimir Purgar, Petra Krpan, Krešimir Katušić i Ivan Fijolić ); University of Zagreb Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and University of Zagreb Academy of Fine Arts.
TEACHING ACTIVITIES
2002–2017; humanities and social sciences – sociology and philosophy – Department of Textile and Clothing Design, University of Zagreb Faculty of Textile Technology
SCHOLARSHIPS AND STUDY VISITS
1995; He was on a study visit to Denmark as part of the democracy training programme “Democracy and Citizenship Education in Europe” in Odense and Copenhagen, where he held a series of lectures in the area of contemporary theory of culture, identity and philosophy of politics.
1994: He was on a study visit to the USA within the programme of the State Department and American Embassy in Zagreb; “Democracy and Multiculturalism”. The visit included staying at universities in Washington, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Ann Arbor, Santa Fe, discussions with leading American social scientists (Ben Wattenberg from the American Enterprise Institute and others), visiting the American Sociological Association, and he held several lectures at Virginia University in Charlottesville on the theories of culture, identity and philosophy of politics.
MEMBERSHIPS AND AWARDS
Member of the Croatian Philosophical Society, Society for the Advancement of Philosophy, Sören Kierkegaard Institute, Institute for European and Globalization Studies, Croatian Writers Society, Croatian P.E.N. Centre. Together with prof. Dean Komel from the University of Ljubljana and prof. Bernhard Waldenfels, University of Ruhr-Bochum, he is the founder of the Forum for European Humanities. 2008; He received the international philosophical and literary creation award from the Vienna KULTURKONTAKT foundation for literature and essay writing in Central Europe.
ORGANISATION OF SCIENTIFIC MEETINGS AND WORKSHOPS
Interdisciplinary scientific symposium AESTHETICS AND TECHNO-SCIENCES TODAY, Zagreb, 18 June 2014
International interdisciplinary scientific conference VISUAL STUDIES AS ACADEMIC DISCIPLINE, Zagreb, 7–10 November 2013 University of Zagreb Faculty of Textile Technology, Zagreb Centre for Visual Studies and Croatian Writers Society
International interdisciplinary scientific conference TEXTILE SCIENCE AND ECONOMY, University of Zagreb Faculty of Textile Technology, 26 January 2011
International interdisciplinary conference ARTS FUNDING/ARTISTIC FREEDOM, European Council of Artists, Zagreb, 5 and 6 November 2010
International interdisciplinary scientific conference THE CRISIS OF FREEDOM organised by the Department of Humanities at the Nova Revija Institute and the Science and Research Centre of the University of Primorska, Ljubljana 16–17 November 2010.
International interdisciplinary scientific conference THE VISUAL CONSTRUCTION OF CULTURE, Zagreb, 27–28 October 2007, TVRĐA, theory, culture and visual arts journal and the Zagreb Centre for Visual Studies
FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES:
In the 2018–2013 period he acted as Head of the Department of Design and Textile Clothing at the University of Zagreb Faculty of Textile Technology; is a member of a large number of faculty commissions; since the academic year 2008/2009. he has been head of the graduate study programme of Fashion Theory and Culture, the first interdisciplinary study programme in the field of social sciences and humanities, art and fashion in Croatia and wider. He is editor-in-chief of TVRĐA, theory, culture and visual arts journal, deputy editor-in-chief of the EUROPSKI GLASNIK journal, visiting editor-in-chief of the UP & UNDERGROUND (Critical Theory Dossier) journal, a member of the editorial board of the KNJIŽEVNA REPUBLIKA journal, a member of the international council of IMAGES: JOURNAL OF VISUAL STUDIES, member of the international council of philosophical journals PHAINOMENA and APOKALIPSA from Ljubljana.
MOST IMPORTANT SCIENTIFIC COOPERATIONS
Scientific-research project of the Zagreb Academy of Dramatic Art “Discursive Identity in Performing Arts: Body, Persons, Intersubjects” (head: Prof. Sibila Petlevski) funded by the Ministry of Science and Technology of the Republic of Croatia 2008–2011 – project code: HD 264-1890666-2646 (researcher associate).
Scientific-research project of the Economic Institute in Zagreb “Cultural Capital and Development Strategy of Croatia”, co-funded by the Ministry of Science and Technology of Croatia and the SOROS Foundation (Open Society) in Zagreb.
International Scientific and Research Project of the Institute for Development and International Relations and UNESCO “Current Trends in Cultural Politics and Cultural Development in UNESCO Member States” 1992–1993. – associate researcher.
“Cultural Prerequisites for Technological Development: An Example of Japan”, 1989–1990. – associate researcher