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Sociology: People


Matea Senkić

Matea Senkić
Matea Senkić
Edinburgh UK
Research Interests
Cultural Sociology, Performance Theory, Urban Sociology, Tourism, Alternative Tourism, Cities, Artivism

PhD Title:

Rethinking authenticity through anti-tours: towards performance perspective


Dr Lisa McCormick

Dr Stephen Kemp


MA Sociology (2011 - 2014), Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb, Croatia

BA Sociology (2008-2011), Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Split, Croatia


UNICULT2020 - The International Arts & Culture Management and Policy Lifelong Learning Programme (04/07/2016 – 17/07/2016) University of Rijeka (Croatia) Certificate of completion
Art for Advocacy, International Debate Education Association – IDEA South-East Europe (22/06/2016 – 29/06/2016) Ohrid (North Macedonia) Certificate of training completion
The Institute for Cultural Diplomacy (08/12/2015 – 17/12/2015), Berlin (Germany) Professional Certificate in Cultural Diplomacy & International Relations

Work Experience:

(2015-2019) - Institute for Development and International Relations, Department for Culture and Communication, Zagreb (Croatia), Position: Associate;

(2016-2017) - Unicult2020 – The International Arts & Culture Management and Policy Programme, University of Rijeka (Croatia), Position: PR Manager; 

(2015) - Institute for Tourism, Zagreb (Croatia), Position: Intern.


Jelinčić, D.A., Senkić, M. (2019). The Value of Experience in Culture and Tourism: The Power of Emotions, In: Duxbury, N. and Richards, G., eds., A Research Agenda for Creative Tourism, London: Edward Elgar Publishing.

Senkić, M., Jelinčić, D.A. (2019). Tourismus in Kroatien: Heraus-forderungen und Perspektiven (Tourism in Croatia: Challenges and Perspectives), Religion & Gesellschaft in Ost und West, 1 (2019), 25-27.

Senkić, M. (2017). Cutural diplomacy from the bottom-up. CULPOL Commentary 3, [online] Zagreb: IRMO. Available at: 

Jelinčić, D.A., Tišma, S., Senkić, M. and Dodig, D. (2017). Public-Private Partnership in the Cultural Heritage Sector. Transylvanian Review of Administrative Sciences, [online] Special Issue December 2017, pp. 7489, Available at: 

Jelinčić, D.A., Senkić, M. (2017). Creating a Heritage Tourism Experience. The Power of the Senses. Etnološka tribina: Godišnjak Hrvatskog etnološkog društva, 47(40), pp. 109-126. 

Senkić, M. (2017). Strategic Analysis: A Creative and Cultural Industries Perspective, by Jonathan Gander. Reviewed in: Croatian International Relations Review, 23(79), pp. 194-196. Available at:

Senkić, M. (2017). Reinventing the Local in Tourism: Producing, Consuming and Negotiating Place, by Russo, A.P. and Richards, G. (eds.) Reviewed in: Turizam: međunarodni znanstveno-stručni časopis, 65(3), pp. 381-383. Available at: 

Jelinčić, D.A., Tišma, S., Pisarović, A., Senkić, M. (2016). Plan upravljanja Parkom skulptura Dubrova 2016.-2020. Management Plan. Zagreb: IRMO.

Senkić, M. (2015). Poslovna znanja i kulturni turizam: studija slučaja dubrovačkih luksuznih vila. Polemos, [online] Volume 18(35), pp. 113 – 138. Available at:


(2016 – 2019) - Interreg Central Europe project:  Revitalising Historic Buildings through Public-Private Partnership Scheme / RESTAURA 

(2016-2018) - Jean Monnet project: EU Competences and National Cultural Policies: Critical Dialogues / CULPOL 

(2017) - Ministry of Tourism: Evaluation during the implementation of Croatia's Tourism Development Strategy by 2020  

(2016) - Action plan for Sculpture Park Dubrova, City of Labin (Croatia)

(2015) - Trans-Tourism: an integrated approach for the study of transformative role of tourism in the 21st century


The Frankopan Fund Scholarship (2019)