Nevena Škrbić Alempijević is a professor at the Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb. She received her PhD at the same Department in 2006. She teaches courses at all study levels, which include: Cultural Anthropological Problems of the Mediterranean, Performance Studies in Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology, Anthropology of Social Memory, Ethno-cultural Problems of South-East Europe, Places as Spaces of Social Memory. Areas of her scientific interest are: social memory, place and space, urban ethnology, island studies, performance studies, studies of carnivals, festivals and other public events. For her work she received several awards of the Croatian Ethnological Society and the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. Together with Valentina Gulin Zrnić, she received the Croatian State Award for 2019, for the book “A City as an Encounter. The Ethnography of Zagreb Squares“, published in Croatian. She is currently the president of the International Society for Ethnology and Folklore (SIEF).