Research Fellow , Institute for International Relations (IMO)
Culturemondo Steering Committee
Aleksandra is Research Fellow at the Institute for International Relations (IMO), Zagreb, Croatia, and Head of the Department for Culture and Communication at IMO. She holds a Ph.D (2003) in Information Science from the University of Zagreb. Based on an investigation of concrete cultural practices, her interests developed towards the impact of ICTs on cultural issues, virtual networks and portals, digitization of culture, and the changing context that virtual culture has brought to cultural policies. Her present interest centres around the impacts of the globalization and commercialization of society and the virtual sphere on cultural diversity. Results of her research have been published in books and journals in Croatia and abroad. In 2008 she edited the book Digital Culture: The Changing Dynamics (www.culturelink.hr/publics/joint/digicult/digicultcont.html). In 2009 she has conducted 3rd Culturemondo survey of cultural portals and analysed the trends on cultural portals internationally in 'The Place of Cultural Portals in the context of converging digital culture: Analysis of the Third Culturemondo International Survey of Cultural Portals'.
Aleksandra Uzelac combined her research activities with practical initiatives aimed at developing the e-culture infrastructure in Croatia, initiating the www.culturenet.hr project in 2000, a Croatian national cultural portal. She is member of the Culturelink Network team and its editorial board since 1993. Since 2006 she is a member of the International Steering Committee of the Culturemondo Network (www.Culturemondo.org).