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Nikolina Židek

Nikolina Židek is an Adjunct Professor at IE University Madrid, School of Global and Public Affairs, a member of Research Group Places, marks and territories of memory, at the Memory Studies Nucleus, at IDES, Buenos Aires, Argentina, and a Research Fellow at the Center for Advanced Studies of Southeastern Europe, University of Rijeka (Croatia) in Spring/Summer 2022. She received her Ph.D. in political science from the Complutense University in Madrid. Before entering academia Dr. Židek previously worked for twelve years as a Croatian professional diplomat. She will contribute to task 4.2 History of populist political parties in Yugoslavia and post-Yugoslav states.


Židek, N. (2021). Nobody asked me how I felt: Memories of exile of the 1.5 generation of Croatian post-WWII diaspora in Argentina, Contemporary Southeastern Europe (CSE)Migration and Southeastern Europe (CSE). 8 (1), 1-18.

Židek, N. (2020). “Giving voice to the voiceless: Raising awareness and spurring debate on the Homeland War (1991–1995) in Croatian theatre” in: Prentki, T., Breed, A. (eds.) The Routledge Companion to Applied Performance: Volume One–Mainland Europe, North and Latin America, Southern Africa, and Australia and New Zealand. London: Routledge, 130-138. ISBN: 9780367546106

Židek N. (2020) “A day of unfinished mourning: historicizing commemorative practices of Bleiburg among the Croatian diaspora in Argentina”, Memory Studies Journal, 13(6), 1081-1096.

Židek, N. (2019) “Homeland celebrations far away from home: the case of the Croatian diaspora in Argentina”, in Pavlaković, V. Pauković, D. (eds.) Framing the Nation and Collective Identity in Croatia: Political Rituals and the Cultural Memory of Twentieth Century Traumas, London: Routledge, 211-224. ISBN: 9781138504011.