Marijana Hameršak, PhD

Marijana Hameršak is a Research Advisor at the Institute of Ethnology and Folklore Research in Zagreb. Her main areas of research are children’s literature, book history and European border and migration regime. She is the author of the books Pričalice: o povijesti djetinjstva i bajke (Taletellers: the History of Childhood and Fairy Tale, Zagreb, 2011) and Frakture dječje književnosti (Fractures of Children’s Literature, Zagreb, 2021), and co-author of the book Uvod u dječju književnost (Introduction to Children’s Literature, with Dubravka Zima, Zagreb, 2015). She has co-edited several edited collections, with the most recent ones, being Formation and Disintegration of the Balkan Refugee Corridor (with Emina Bužinkić, Zagreb & Munich 2018) and Ekonomija i književnost / Economy and Literature (with Maša Kolanović and Lana Molvarec, Zagreb 2022). Hameršak also co-edited movements: Journal for Critical Migration and Border Regime Studies special issue The Frontier Within: The European Border Regime in the Balkans (with Barbara Beznec, Sabine Hess, Andrej Kurnik, Marc Speer and Marta Stojić Mitrović, 2020). She currently leads research project The European Irregularized Migration Regime at the Periphery of the EU: from Ethnography to Keywords (ERIM, HRZZ 2020-2024) and closely collaborates with different academic and activist groups and initiatives in the field.