Jasna Čapo (BA University of Zagreb 1984; MA and PhD University of California Berkeley 1990) 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 courses on migration and transnationalism and critical studies of identity 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 was the lead researcher on the the project City-making: space, culture and identity (funded by Croatian Science Foundation).
Her research interests include labor and refugee migration, transnationalism and return migration, migrant incorporation in urban contexts, migrant identity- and place-making. Her earlier research and writing dealt mainly with co-ethnic migrations comparatively; her current research and writing discusses mainly labour and refugee migration in the European context. J. Čapo is the co-editor of seven collected volumes, author of seven books and about a hundred articles/chapters in journals and edited volumes (published in Croatian, English, German and French).