Croatian Institute of History
Marko Zubak is a historian and a curator, holding a PhD in history from the Central European University in Budapest. He is a researcher at the Croatian Institute of History in Zagreb, focusing on popular, alternative and youth cultures and media under socialism on which he taught at several universities (Zagreb, Budapest, Klagenfurt). He has curated two exhibitions (‘Yugoslav Youth Press as Underground Press: 1968-1972’; ‘Stayin’ Alive: Socialist Disco Culture’) that have travelled around the region and collaborated on others, most recently on ‘Restless Youth: 70 years of growing up in Europe at the House of European History (Brussels). He published profusely on these topics, including a monograph The Yugoslav Youth Press (1968-1980): Student Movements, Youth Subcultures and Alternative Communist Media (2018, Srednja Europa). His recent interest focus on club and disco cultures in socialist Yugoslavia and Eastern Europe. Edited collection Disco Heterotopias: Global Dance Cultures in the 1970s and 1980s (co-edited with Flora Pitrolo) is forthcoming with Palgrave Macmillan.