historical anthropology, (auto)biographical research, family, old age, ageing, the elderly, intangible cultural heritage
Ľubica Voľanská is a senior research fellow at the Institute of Ethnology and Social Anthropology SAS. She studied ethnology and history at Comenius University in Bratislava, the University of Regensburg, and Vienna University. Her main areas of interest include ageing, old age, (auto)biographical research, family and kinship, and intangible cultural heritage. She focuses mainly on links between the “big” history and the lives of individuals in the context of the social structures they are part of. She has extensive expertise in lecturing and contributing to international conferences. Her skills include research and project design, including methodological tools and project management, where she enjoys working with people from various backgrounds. As the chief editor of the Slovenský národopis/Slovak Ethnology journal, she recognises the importance of presenting scholarly knowledge on any topic in an understandable way.