Marija Selak Raspudić

Associate professor and independent Croatian Parliament representative

Associate professor Marija Selak Raspudić, PhD was born on March 14, 1982 in Zagreb, where she completed elementary school and the Classical Grammar School. She graduated in 2007 from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of the University of Zagreb, studying philosophy and Croatian language and literature. On June 11, 2013, she defended her doctoral dissertation under the title “Human nature and the new epoch” (mentor: Professor Lino Veljak, PhD), and obtained the academic degree of Doctor of Science in the scientific area of humanities, the field of philosophy. In August 2013, she obtained the status of research fellow – senior assistant. She was elected to the scientific title of research associate in January 2014, and in February 2015 she was elected to the scientific-teaching title of assistant professor at the Department of Ontology and Philosophy of History. On November 4, 2020, she was elected to the scientific-teaching position of associate professor. For the book Human Nature and the New Epoch, she received the annual award of the Association of University Teachers and other Scientists to young scientists and artists in 2014. She held a series of public lectures and participated in HRT’s show Peti dan where she commented on current social, cultural and political events. In 2020, she was elected as an independent member of the Croatian Parliament, where she holds the position of president of the Committee for Gender Equality and head of the Department of Ontology at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb.