Nikola Petrović

Senior research associate

  • Researcher’s unique code: 301910
  • Job title: Senior research associate
  • Field of interest: European studies, economic sociology, sociology of knowledge and science

Qualifications, scientific advancement and education


Ph.D. in Sociology at the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Zagreb

2011 – 2012

Research scholarship at the Faculty of Social Sciences, KU Leuven


B.A. in Sociology  at the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Zagreb

Research projects

2020 –

Integration and disintegration of the European Union: Dynamics of Europeanism and Euroscepticism (HRZZ) (principal investigator)

2020 –

Comparison of national and religious identities of secondary school students in Croatia and Slovenia (MZO)

2018 – 2019

H2020-MSCA-NIGHT project: European Researchers´ Night – Techno-Past Techno-Future (MZO)

2016 – 2018

Quality of Life of Scientists in Croatia (MZOS)

2015 – 2016

New Paradigms in Sustainability Research: Green Economy and the Well-being of Youth (ESF)

2015 – 2019

Research activity, collaboration and orientation in social sciences in Croatia and other post-socialist European countries (HRZZ)

2008 – 2013

Social actors of scientific and technological development (MZOS)

Selected bibliography

Petrović, N., Raos, V., & Fila, F. (2022). Centrist and radical right populists in Central and Eastern Europe: divergent visions of history and the EU. Journal of Contemporary European Studies

Petrović, N. (2021). Why do environmental and ecological economics diverge?: comparison of the ideological, institutional and scientific backgrounds of the main actors. Science and technology studies, 35(1), 35–57.

Petrović, N. (2018). Divided national memories and EU crises: how Eurosceptic parties mobilize historical narratives. Innovation: the European journal of social science research,

Petrović, N. (2018). Hrvatska ekonomija između europske periferije i poluperiferije: nalazi iz povijesti hrvatskih visokotehnoloških poduzeća. Revija za sociologiju, 48(1), 5-47.

Petrović, N. (2017). The Promethean role of Europe: changing narratives of the political and scholarly left. National identities, 19(2), 179-197.

Petrović, N. (2016). EU ideology. Innovation: the European journal of social science research, 29(1), 56-76.