Jasna Čapo (BA University of Zagreb; MA and PhD University of California Berkeley) is Research Advisor at the Institute of Ethnology and Folklore Research in Zagreb and Titular Professor at the University of Zagreb. She has a multi-disciplinary background in ethnology, cultural anthropology, demography and French language and literature. She was a post-doctoral fellow in Strasbourg and Vienna; Humboldt Fellow in Munich, Berlin and Tübingen; visiting professor at universities of Vienna, Ljubljana, Aix-en-Provence, Toulouse and Tübingen. She teaches a course on migration and transnationalism in the PhD programme in Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology and a course on critical studies of identity in the PhD programme in Croatian Culture Studies at the University of Zagreb. She was awarded State annual award (1998) and the award of Croatian Ethnological Society (2008). She has convened the 12th Congress of International Society for Ethnology and Folklore (SIEF) in Zagreb in 2015. 2014-2018 she lee the research project City-making: space, culture and identity (funded by Croatian Science Foundation; www.citymaking.eu).
Her research interests include transnational (refugee and labour) migration, return migration, migrants in urban contexts, national identity-building. She is the author of six books, co-editor of seven volumes and has published in journals and edited volumes internationally. Her publications include books and edited volumes: Strangers Either Way: the Life of Croatian Refugees in Their New Home (New York, Berghahn Books, 2007/2011); Co-ethnic Migrations Compared : Central and Eastern European Contexts (with C. Voß and K. Roth, Munich, 2010), and Grandfather’s dream : Transborder Experiences of Croatian Migrants (with K. Jurčević, C. Hornstein-Tomić, 2014).