Prof. Dr. Naila Ceribašić is research advisor at the Institute of Ethnology and Folklore Research, Zagreb, and professor of ethnomusicology at the University of Zagreb. Besides a book on the history and ethnography of public practice of folk music in Croatia, she is the author of c. seventy articles in peer-reviewed journals and edited volumes on topics encompassing traditional music in eastern Croatia, ethnomusicological analysis, folklore festivals and festivalization, music in the context of war and political changes, gender aspects of music-making, musical expressions of ethnic minorities, theories and methods in ethnomusicology, and UNESCO-led programme of intangible cultural heritage. Since 2011 she is a member of the Executive Board of the International Council for Traditional Music, and from 2012 a representative of ICTM at UNESCO. In that capacity she has served in the Subsidiary Body (2013–2014), and the Evaluation Body (2015) of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, including the role of a rapporteur (2014, 2015). Afterwards, she acted as a facilitator of ICH capacity-building workshops (Bucharest 2016, Bishkek 2017), and participated at ICH expert meetings (on overall results framework, Beijing 2016; on future of capacity-building programme, Bangkok 2017). During the 13.COM, she was elected to the Steering Committee of the ICH NGO Forum from the pool of international NGOs. On a national level, she is currently involved in the work of several expert committees, including the national committee for the safeguarding of ICH at the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia, and the expert committee at the Council for National Minorities.
Working experience in:
Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, North Macedonia