Vanja Dergić is Expert Associate in Science at Institute of Social Sciences Ivo Pilar in Zagreb. She is currently attending joint doctoral programme in Sociology of regional and local development at the University of Zadar. Her research interests include youth subcultures, social movements, political participation and qualitative research methods. She worked on project ´Post-socialist punk: Beyond the double irony of self-abasement´ and FP7 project MYPLACE (Memory, Youth, Political Legacy and Civic Engagement). Currently, she is a member of Horizon 2020 project PROMISE (Promoting Youth Involvement and Social Engagement) working on ethnography study about stigmatization and political participation of young LGBTIQ activists.