Dr. sc. Karin Doolan, Assistant Professor


Assistant Professor, Deputy Head of the Department of Sociology

B.A. (University of Zagreb), MPhil (University of Cambridge), PhD (University of Cambridge)



Department of Sociology
University of Zadar
Obala kralja Petra Krešimira IV, br. 2
23000 Zadar

Tel.: 023 200 681
Fax.: +385 (0)23 200 603
E-mail: kdoolan@unizd.hr


Academic interests:

  • Sociology of education (Bourdieu's theory of practice, social inequalities and education: class, gender, ethnicity)
  • Education policy – higher education
  • Qualitative research methods
  • Social class theories 


Professional affiliations:

  • Deputy Head of the Department of Sociology
  • Member of the Presidency of the Croatian Sociological Association
  • Member of the International Visual Sociology Association
  • Member of the Governing Board of the Institute for the Development of Education
  • Member of the Academic Board of the Institute for Political Ecology
  • Member of the National committee for advancing the social dimension of higher education
  • Member of the Network of Experts on the Social Dimension of Education and Training


Current and recent research projects:

(2016-2019) Project leader „Social stratification in Croatia: structural and subjective aspects“ (Croatian Science Foundation)

(2014-2015) Team member on the Croatian Eurostudent project (Ministry of Science, Education and Sports).

(2013-2016) Researcher on the project Social identities, access to higher education and course choice (Croatian Science Foundation).

(2013-2015) Principal researcher on the project EQuality: Linking quality and social inclusion in higher education (European Commission, IPA programme).

(2010-2013) Principal researcher on the project Towards equitable and transparent access to higher education in Croatia (ACCESS) (European Commission).

(2010-2011) Leader of the development project Advancing the Field of Sociology of Education in Croatia (Open Society Institute).

(2010) Researcher on the project Creating an analytic basis for developing and advancing a peace education curriculum into the Croatian compulsory schooling system (National Foundation for the Development of Civil Society).

(2009-2010) Principal researcher on the project Encouraging the inclusion and representation of national minorities in education (European Commission).



For u full list of published articles and reports as well as conference presentations please see: http://bib.irb.hr/lista-radova?autor=263890#neobjavljeno