Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS)


Introducing... Dr Sandra Uskoković

27 September 2023

Dr Sandra Uskoković is an IAS Visiting Research Fellow in 2023-24.

Dr Sandra Uskokovic

Sandra Uskokovic, a scholar of historic and contemporary Mediterranean and Eastern European art and heritage, is a full-time professor at the University of Dubrovnik, Croatia.

She holds an MA in American Studies (Historic Preservation) from George Washington University, USA and a PhD in Art History from the University of Zagreb, Croatia. She has worked as a research fellow at ICCROM, UNESCO and US/ICOMOS, and received grants from the Getty Trust. Uskokovic has published four books on heritage and architecture. Her last book, which opens questions about the post-socialism Anthropocene, was published by UPI2M books,  Anamnesis: Art Dialogues in Public Space (2018). She has also written and published numerous conference papers and research articles in her home country and abroad. A visiting scholar at universities in Europe, Asia and North America, her research interests include critical heritage studies, modern architecture and contemporary art, urban and cultural studies, and performative arts. She is an expert member of ISC20 and the Association of Critical Heritage Studies. During her sabbatical leave in Autumn 2022 she was granted the position of Visiting Scholar at the Center for Asian Studies at Koc University in Istanbul (KUASIA) and during late Spring/Summer 2023 she was working as a Visiting Research Fellow at the Institute for Art and Visual History at Humboldt University, Berlin .

IAS Project 

Sandra will continue her research dedicated to the study of the art and visual culture of post-socialism in South-eastern Europe and the Mediterranean from a global perspective. Taking into account that PACT (the IAS's Postsocialist Art Centre) collaborates closely with the UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies and UCL History of Art, she aims to encompass a diversity of historical, contemporary, comparative, horizontal and environmental perspectives on the subject.

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