University of Zagreb

Faculty of Kinesiology

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izv. prof. dr. sc. Sunčica Bartoluci

Title: Associate professor

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Kinesiological Psychology, Sociology and Research Methodology Chair
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integrated undergraduate and graduate





2023- Associate Professor

2017-  Assistant Professor

2003 – 2017 Research Fellow/Senior Assistant; Working as a researcher and teacher (subjects:  Kinesiological Sociology; Sociology of Sport, Communication in Sport, Philosophy of Sport)


2013 PhD – Thesis Title: “The Role of High-Performance Sport in Shaping of National Identity in the Republic of Croatia: The Comparison of the 1990s and the 2000s”, University of Zagreb Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Zagreb, Croatia

2003 Master of Arts in Sociology and Philosophy University of Zagreb Croatian Studies-Studia Croatica, Zagreb, Croatia


Published papers recorded in the Croatian Scientific Bibliography Database (CROSBI)

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List of select publications

  1. Ličen, S., Antunovic, D., & Bartoluci S. A Public Service? Mediatization of the Olympic Games in Croatia and Slovenia. (2022). Communication & Sport. 10(5), 931–950.
  2. Antunovic, D., & Bartoluci, S. (2022). Sport, gender, and national interest during the Olympics: A comparative analysis of media representations in Central and Eastern Europe. International Review for the Sociology of Sport.
  3. Bartoluci, S.; Perasović, B.; Dergić, V. (2021). Female Fans within the Ultras Subculture. 9th International Scientific Conference on Kinesiology Proceedings / Šalaj, Sanja ; Škegro, Dario (ur.). Zagreb: University of Zagreb, Faculty of Kinesiology, str. 489-492
  4. Bartoluci, S. i Baršić, M. (2020). Beautiful, and you play football?": Gender (in)equality and football/ futsal. /Još si i lijepa i igraš nogomet?”: rodna (ne)ravnopravnost i nogomet/futsal/. Studia ethnologica Croatica, 32 (1), 97-126.   
  5. Bartoluci, S., & Doupona, M. (2020). He’s ours, not yours! Reinterpreting national identity in a post-socialist context. International Review for the Sociology of Sport, 55(4), 490–506.

Professional memberships

Hrvatsko sociološko društvo

International Sociology of Sport Association

European Association for Sociology of Sport

North American Society for the Sociology of Sport

Past employments

2003 University of Zagreb, Faculty of Kinesiology