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Milena Žic Fuchs

Milena Žic Fuchs, Fellow of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts

Date of birth:

  • 1954.

Place of birth:

  • Zagreb

E-mails:

Academic titles:

  • Fellow of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts
  • Professor doctor of sciences

Institutions:

  • Full Professor - Faculty of Philosophy, University of Zagreb

Functions at the Academy:

  • President - The Committee for International Cooperation (2012. - ...)

Membership in Academy:

  • Full member - The Department of Philological Sciences (05/20/2010 - ...)
  • Associate member - The Department of Philological Sciences (05/16/2002 - 05/20/2010)

 

Biography

 

Milena ŽIC FUCHS: born in 1954 in Zagreb, Croatia. From 1958 to 1969 lived in London, New York, and Sydney. In 1977 graduated from the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Zagreb having majored in English language and literature, and Ethnology. In 1982 received M.A. in Linguistics (Semantics) and in 1989 Ph.D. in Linguistics (Cognitive Linguistics).
From 1978 teaches various courses in Linguistics in the English Department, and at present holds position of Full Professor. From 1996 to 1998 was Head of the Department of English, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Zagreb.
From 2002 to 2011 Chair of Linguistics in the English Department, University of Zagreb, where she teaches Semantics and Cognitive Linguistics as well as seminars in semantics, discourse analysis and sociolinguistics. From 2001 – 2004 she taught courses in Cognitive Linguistics for Anthropology students at the Faculty of Philosophy, as well as courses in Cognitive Science for students of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb.
Milena Žic Fuchs teaches Semantics, Cognitive Linguistics and American Linguistics at graduate level for PhD students in Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Translation Studies.
In 1995/96 she taught a course (European Structuralism vs. Cognitive Linguistics) at graduate level at New York State University at Buffalo (SUNY) as Fulbright guest lecturer.
Milena Žic Fuchs was the first scholar to introduce Cognitive Linguistics into Croatian linguistic circles. Her book entitled Knowledge of Language and Knowledge of the World (1991) was the first book in Cognitive Linguistics written in Croatian and is one of the most quoted books in Croatian linguistics. In 2007 she authored a dictionary of acronyms together with Stjepan Babić (20000 items), and her latest book Cognitive Linguistics and Language Structures: the English Present Perfect came out in 2009, for which she received the National Award for Science for 2011.

 In 2005 Milena Žic Fuchs became a member of the Standing Committee for the Humanities of the European Science Foundation. In 2006 she was elected member of the Core Group, and subsequently in 2009 she became the Chair of the Standing Committee for the Humanities of the European Science Foundation (2009 – 2012). She is also a member of numerous Science Advisory Boards, as well as other European level bodies. Milena Žic Fuchs has also acted as an expert for the European Commission. At present she chairs the Scientific Review Group for the Humanities of the ESF.
In 2013 Milena Žic Fuchs was elected member of Academia Europaea.
2014 –     member of HERCULES (Higher Education Research and Culture in European Society) Group, Academia Europaea
2013 –     elected member of Academia Europaea
2013 –    member of ALLEA Social Sciences and Humanities Working Group, and member of ALLEA Science Advisory Board of SASSH (Survey and Analysis of Basic Research in SSH conducted at the European Academies of Sciences and Humanities)
2013 –     Chair of the Scientific Review Group, ESF
2013 –  member of Science Advisory Board of NET4SOCIETY (Transational Cooperation among National Contact Points for Socioeconomic Sciences and Humanities)
2012 –  member of Network Board of HERA (Humanities in the European Research Area)
2012 –   member of Conseil Scientifique de Réseau Francais des Instituts d'Études Avancées (RFIEA)
2012 –  2013 member of EC Expert Group for ESFRI Roadmap (European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures)
2012 –    member of Science Advisory Board of CLARIN – ERIC (Common Language Resources and Technology Infrastructure – European Research Infrastructure Consortium)
2012 –    Chair of International Board of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts
2012   member of Organization committee for the conference Syntax of the World's Languages V
2012    member of Organization Committee for the conference The Embodied Foundations of Human Communicative Skills, Copenhagen
2012   Chair of Programming and Organization Committee for ESF Junior Summit Water: Unite and Divide. Interdisciplinary Approaches for A Sustainable Future
2012    National Award for Science for 2011
2011 –   founding member of EASSH (European Alliance for the Social Science and Humanities) Core Group
2011 –    member of the Spinoza Prize Selection Committee
2011  organized and chaired (together with Ruediger Klein) the section Innovate the concept – the humanities and social innovation at the conference Challenge Social Innovation
2010 – member of the MERIL (Mapping European Research Infrastructure Landscapes) Steering Committee
2009   Chair of the Committee for the National Latsis Prize
2009 – 2013   Chair of the Standing Commitee for the Humanities of the European Science Foundation (ESF)
2009 – 2013    Chair of the Council for the Humanities of the National Science Council in Croatia
2008 –   Member of ERC Panel (European Research Council) “The Human Mind and Its Complexity” for Advanced Grants
2005 – 2008  Member of the Standing Commitee for the Humanities of the European Science Foundation
2004 – 2009  Member of the Council for the Humanities of the National Science Council in Croatia
2003 – 2011 Member of the Committee for National Science Awards in the Humanities in Croatia
2003 – 2009 Member of the Council for Scholarly Publications and Journals of the Croatian Ministry of Science, Education and Sports
2002 – 2011 Chair of Linguistics at the English Department, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Zagreb
2000 – 2008   Chair of Organizing Committees of four international Cognitive Linguistics conferences held in Dubrovnik
1999 – 2000    Minister of Science and Technology
1998 – 2002    Member of the National Scientific Council of Croatia
1996 – 1998    Head of the Department of English, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Zagreb
1995 – 1996    Teaches course European Structuralism vs. Cognitive Linguistics at graduate level for PhD candidates in Linguistics and Cognitive Science at the New York State University at Buffalo (SUNY)
1994 – 1999    Member of the Council for Linguistics and the Croatian language, Ministry of Science and Technology
1994 – 1995    Chair of the Council for Scholarly Publications and Journals, Ministry of Science and Technology
1991 – 1998    Editor-in-Chief of the linguistics journal Suvremena lingvistika
1984 – 1985    Doctoral Fulbright scholarship, Linguistics Department, UCLA


Scientific Research Projects

  • 2007 –            Principle researcher: Theoretical cognitive linguistic research of Croatian and other languages, (Ministry of Science, Education and Sports, project no. 130-1301049-1047)
  • 2005 – 2007   Principle researcher: Cognitive linguistic research of Croatian and English (Ministry of Science, Education and Sports, project no. 0130547)
  • 1996 – 2001   Principle researcher: Semantic fields and syntax (Ministry of Science and Technology, project no. 130719)
  • 1991 – 1996   Principle researcher: Principles of lexical organization at the Institute of Linguistics, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Zagreb (Ministry of Science and Technology project no. 6-03-217)

Scholarly Journals 

  • 2012 –            Member of the Advisory Board of Lingue e Linguaggio
  • 2005 –            Member of the Editorial Board of Jezikoslovlje
  • 1991 – 1998   Editor-in-Chief of the linguistics journal Suvremena lingvistika
  • 1978 – 1988   Member of the Editorial Board and Editorial Assistant of Studia Romanica et Anglistica Zagrabiensia

 

Bibliography  (CROSBI)

 

 


updated: 06/05/14
               12/02/13 ; 01/16/13
               10/17/12 ; 10/12/12
date: 03/08/11
edited by: D. Torbica

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