Research Fellow, assistant professor of Folklore Studies and Comparative Mythology

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Research interests


Research interests:

  • ethnochoreology,
  • traditional dance,
  • folkdance groups,
  • history of folkdance festivals,
  • the influence of folklorism on Slovenian dance heritage,
  • methodology of ethnochoreological research,
  • 78rpm gramophone records as ethnochoreological resource,
  • contemporary dance events as components of large-scale events,
  • anthropology of dance.


Reseach activites abroad:

  • research fieldwork in Cleveland, OH, USA (2015)


Membership and functions in societies:

  • member of the International Council for Traditional Music (ICTM) and its ethnochoreology study group,
  • member of the Slovenian Ethnological Society,
  • member of the Slovene Athropological Society, member of the Folk Slovenija - Cultural and Ethnomusicological Society,
  • professional counselor for folklore activities at the Republic of Slovenia Public Fund for Cultural Activities (2011–2013),
  • member of the Working Group (advisory board) of the Slovenian Coordinator for the Protection of the Intangible Cultural Heritage (2011–).



  • member of Editorial Board of professional journal Folklornik (2005–),
  • member of Editorial Board of scientific journal Traditiones (2013–),
  • guest-associated editor of scientific journal Glasnik SED, Vol. 54, Issue 3 (2014),
  • volume editor of scientific journal Traditiones, Vol. 44, Issue 2 (2015),
  • editor-in-Charge of scientific journal Glasnik SED (2015–).


Teaching experiences:

  • lecturer of the course Instrumental Folk Music and Folk Dance, module Slovenian Folk Music Heritage (Masters study programme, 2nd cycle Bologna programme) at the Academy of Music, University of Ljubljana.
Selected publications


  • Štajeriš. Podoba in kontekst slovenskega ljudskega plesa [The Štajeriš: The Form and Context of a Slovenian Folk Dance], (Zbirka Folkloristika, 6). Ljubljana: Založba ZRC, ZRC SAZU, 2012.
    Received award: outstanding scientific achievement of 2012 – Humanities: area 6.04 ethnology, Slovenia.
  • Etnokoreološko raziskovanje Prekmurja in Porabja: preko Mure – preko oceana [Ethnochoreological study of Prekmurje and the Rába valley: over Mura river – over the ocean]. In: GODINA-GOLIJA, Maja (ed.). Prekmurje – podoba panonske pokrajine. Ljubljana: Založba ZRC, ZRC SAZU, 2014: 93–105.
  • Let's go to veselica, let's go dancing. In: DUNIN, Elsie Ivancich (ed.), FOLEY, Catherine E. (ed.). Dance, place, festival: 27th Symposium of the ICTM Study Group on Ethnochoreology 2012, The Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick, Ireland. Limerick: Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick, 2014: 242–247.
  • Looking at folk dance: the overlooked resources of old gramophone records. In: KUNEJ, Drago (ed.), ŠIVIC, Urša (ed.). Trapped in folklore?: studies in music and dance tradition and their contemporary transformations, (Musikethnologie, Bd. 7, vol. 7). Zürich; Berlin: LIT, 2013: 161–179.
  • Volkstanz in Slowenien heute. In: FROIHOFER, Waltraud (ed.). Volkstanz zwischen den Zeiten: zur Kulturgeschichte des Volkstanzes in Österreich und Südtirol. Weitra: Bibliothek der Provinz, 2012: 150–154.
  • Slovenske ljudske plesne viže, Prekmurje in Porabje = Slovene folk dance music, Prekmurje and the Raba Valley. 1 CD (51 min, 15 sek), stereo. (Iz arhiva Glasbenonarodopisnega inštituta). Ljubljana: Založba ZRC, ZRC SAZU, 2011.
  • Staro na nov način: ljudska plesna dediščina in folklorne skupine [The old in a new way: folk dance heritage and folklore groups]. Etnolog, 20/71 (2010): 135–148.
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Selected projects

Folklore and Ethnological Research on Slovenian Folk Culture (research program • 1 January 201431 December 2018)

Dance Heritage of Slovenian emigrants in Cleveland (bilateral project • 1 February 201531 December 2015)

Ethnochoreological and ethnomusicological study of musical life of Slovenian immigrants in the USA (bilateral project • 1 March 201531 December 2016)

Curriculum Vitae
  • Bachelor’s degree in ethnology, cultural anthropology, and geography, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts (2001),
  • Master’s degree in folklore studies, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts (2004),
  • PhD, University of Nova Gorica, Graduate Studies Faculty (2007).