Nikolina Židek is Adjunct Professor at IE University Madrid, School of Global and Public Affairs and member of Research Group Places, marks and territories of memory, at the Memory Studies Nucleus, at IDES, Buenos Aires, Argentina. She received her PhD in political science from the Complutense University. Before entering academia Dr. Židek was previously working for 12 years as Croatian professional diplomat. Her current research is focused on the Croatian post- World War 2 diaspora in Latin America and Spain. Her most recent articles were published in Memory Studies Journal and a volume on political rituals and cultural memory in Croatia, published by Routledge.