Dr. Petra Rodik (former Research Fellow)
Dr Petra Rodik is a sociologist. She is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Sociology, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, where she teaches research methods. Her recent research interests are in the field of economic sociology and qualitative research methods, with particular expertise in Computer-Assisted Qualitative Data Analysis Software. Recently, she published peer-reviewed papers on household indebtedness and everyday household economies in Croatia. She is an author of two books and a third to be released soon, on household (over)indebtedness in Croatia (all in Croatian). She was one of the leading activists in the campaign challenging FX mortgage debt in Croatia and received a prize for activism in 2015.
Within the GEOFIN project, Petra’s research focus was on the financialization of households in Croatia.
GEOFIN-related publications, presentations and working papers
Rodik, P. (2019) (Over)indebted: Social Aspects of Household Indebtedness in Croatia. Zagreb: Naklada Jesenski i Turk (in print; in Croatian).
Rodik, P. (2019) Chaining Households to Financial Markets: Micro-level Interest-Bearing Strategies of Western Banks in Croatia. Paper for the 6th FinGeo Global Seminar (Geography, Finance and Uneven Development). Special session: Finance and uneven development in Eastern Europe. University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil, 15-17 May 2019. | PDF
Rodik, P. (2019) Household debt in Croatia: An overview of recent trends. GEOFIN Working Paper No. 6. Dublin: GEOFIN research, Trinity College Dublin.
Rodik, P. (2019) Croatia: socio-economic context and sub-national overview for the study of financialisation of households. GEOFIN Working Paper No. 7. Dublin: GEOFIN research, Trinity College Dublin.
Rodik, P. (2019) Chaining households to financial markets: Micro-level interest-bearing strategies of Western banks in Croatia. GEOFIN Working Paper No. 8. Dublin: GEOFIN research, Trinity College Dublin
View Petra’s blogs
Bagić, D., Dobrotic, I., Lažnjak, J., Rodik, P., & Vučković Juroš, T. (2017). Coping Strategies of Economically (Partially) Inactive Households: The Case of Croatia. Sudesteuropa, 65(3), 542–564.
Rodik, P. (2015a). Social Role and Identity of Croatian Armed Forces: Discourse Analysis of Croatian Armed Forces between 1991 and 2008. Zagreb: Hrvatska sveučilišna naklada. (In Croatian)
Rodik, P. (2015b). The Impact of the Swiss Franc Loans Crisis on Croatian Households. In S. M. Değirmencioğlu & C. Walker (Eds.), Social and Psychological Dimensions of Personal Debt and the Debt Industry (str. 61–83). Palgrave Macmillan.
Rodik, P., & Primorac, J. (2015). To Use or Not to Use: Computer-Assisted Qualitative Data Analysis Software Usage among Early-Career Sociologists in Croatia. Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung / Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 16(1).
Rodik, P., & Žitko, M. (2015). Financialization, Household Debt and New Vulnerabilities in Post-Socialist Societies. In D. Radošević & V. Cvijanović (Eds.), Financialisation and financial crisis in South-Eastern European countries (str. 49–70). Frankfurt am Main ; New York: Peter Lang GmbH.