Odjel za sociologiju

Željka Tonković, PhD, Assistant Professor


Željka Tonković, PhD
Associate Professor

M.A. (University of Zadar), PhD (University of Zagreb)
Department of Sociology
University of Zadar
Obala kralja Petra Krešimira IV, br. 2
23000 Zadar
tel. 385(0) (0)23 200-507

Željka Tonković is Associate Professor at the University of Zadar's Department of Sociology. She received her PhD in Sociology in 2012 at the University of Zagreb. Her research interests include sociology of culture and urban sociology, with particular reference to cultural participation and consumption, social inequalities, and the role of culture in urban development. Her research is also focused on network theory and analysis and its application in the study of culture. So far she has published three books and more than twenty papers in Croatian and international journals, (e.g. Poetics, Social Networks, Cultural Sociology, Cultural Trends). Through active participation in scientific and professional projects and networks, her engagement also includes the application of research results in the development of public policies. 

Full list of published articles and reports and conference presentations

Selected projects: 
2021.-2023. Researcher on the project „Sociological and traductological aspects of the reception of French and Francophone literature in Croatia after 1991“ (University of Zadar)
2020.-2022. Researcher on the project „The resilience of Croatian society in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic“ (Croatian Science Foundation)
2016.-2020.  Researcher on the project „Social stratification in Croatia: structural and subjective aspects“ (Croatian Science Foundation)
2014.-2018. Researcher on the project „Modern and Contemporary Artist Networks, Art Groups and Art Associations. Organisation and Communication Models of Artist Collaborative Practices in the 20th and 21st Century“ (Croatian Science Foundation)

Professional affiliations:
2021. - Erasmus coordinator at the Department of Sociology
2012.-2018. Coordinator of the Sociology of Space section at the Croatian Sociological Association