Title: Associate professor
sabbatical 25 Feb 2019 - 24 Feb 2020
Igor Duda (Pula, 1977) is Associate Professor at the Department of History, Faculty of Humanities, and at the Centre for Cultural and Historical Research of Socialism, Juraj Dobrila University of Pula. He graduated in History and Croatian Language and Literature at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb (2000). He earned his MSc (2004) and PhD (2009) degrees in History from the same university. His research fields are social history and the history of everyday life of the second half of the 20th century, Croatia in Socialist Yugoslavia, history of leisure and tourism, history of consumer culture and history of childhood. He is the author of three volumes (in Croatian): In Pursuit of Well-Being. On History of Leisure and Consumer Society in Croatia in the 1950s and 1960s (2005), Well-Being Found. Everyday Life and Consumer Culture in Croatia in the 1970s and 1980s (2010) and Today when I Become a Pioneer. Childhood and the Ideology of Yugoslav Socialism (2015). He is a co-author of the volume They Never Had It Better? Modernization of Everyday Life in Socialist Yugoslavia (2015), co-editor of Social Inequalities and Discontent in Yugoslav Socialism (2016), as well as editor and co-author of (in Croatian) Making of the Socialist Man. Croatian Society and the Ideology of Yugoslav Socialism (2017) and editor of the volume (in Croatian) Communists and Communist Parties: Policies, Actions, Debates (2019). He was the principal investigator of the research project Making of the Socialist Man. Croatian Society and the Ideology of Yugoslav Socialism (financed by HRZZ 2014-17), and currently he has the same role within the research project Microstructures of Yugoslav Socialism: Croatia 1970-1990 (financed by HRZZ 2018-22). He is the organiser of the annual summer Doctoral Workshop in Pula (since 2015) and co-organiser of the biennial conference series Socialism on the Bench (since 2013). He is a member of several associations and university boards, the co-founder and the first head of the Centre for Cultural and Historical Research of Socialism in the year 2012/13 (again in 2016/17). He was the head of the Department of History 2013-17.
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