Katja Hrobat Virloget is an associate professor at the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Primorska. She also lectures at the UP FHŠ Touristika. She is currently the head of the Department of Anthropology and Cultural Studies at UP FHŠ. Her research topics are anthropology of memory, heritage, population movements, anthropology of space, time, mythology, folklore, intangible heritage, which are also the topics of her lectures. In her research projects, she deals mainly with the post-war “Istrian exodus” and immigration to Istrian towns, with her latest book, In the Silence of Memory (2021), dealing with the topic of memories, silence, migration, social relations of heritage, etc. In the applicative field, she conceptually set up a project to interpret the mythical landscape in Rodik, which takes place through the Interreg project Myth Park. She received an award from the Slovenian Science Foundation Prometheus of Science for excellence in communication for 2020. In 2021, she became a mentor to the Marie Curie project. She has organized a series of international scientific conferences on population movements and memory; she is the co-editor of the Studia mythologica Slavica, co-guest editor of the thematic issue Cultural analysis on ethnographies of silence (2021); she regularly collaborates with researchers abroad, where she also occasionally gives lectures.