Odjel za sociologiju

Assistant Professor Valerija Barada, PhD

Valerija Barada, PhD
Associate Professsor
MA (Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb), PhD (Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb),)

Department of Sociology
University of Zadar 
Obala kralja Petra Krešimira IV, br. 2 
23000 Zadar, Croatia
tel. 385 (0)23 200-567


Valerija Barada is Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Sociology, University of Zadar. She studied single major sociology in Zagreb, where she also completed an extra-institutional programme in Women’s studies. Since then she has intertwined sociology and feminism in her scientific, academic, and activist work. From the theoretical scope of social reproduction, she deals with questions of the social position of women and gender roles, work biographies as well as issues of work-life balance. Alongside her research practice, she is developing theoretical concepts on issues of women’s labour. She believes in the public role of academia so she often engages in workshops, public talks, and round tables where she critically investigates gender inequalities in society.

List of published articles and reports and conference presentations

Selected projects:
Impact of public policies on family and work life quality and the demographic situation in Croatia – spaces of change, leaders of the project B.a.B.e. – be active, be emancipated, funded by European social fund, October 2020. – October 2023.
Platform Work Inclusion Living Lab” (P-WILL) CA21118, project leaders: Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Research Group: Digital Commons, Barcelona, Spain, funded by COST, September 2022 - September 2026.
The vulnerability and resilience of schools ahead of and in the aftermath of disasters, funded by the University of Zadar, September 2021 – September 2023.

Professional affiliations:
Head of the Department of Sociology, 2021-2025.