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Luka Budak is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of International Studies and a Director of the Croatian Studies Centre. He is a member of the Association for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES), USA, the Australian and New Zealand Slavists' Association (ANZSA), the Association for Croatian Studies (ACS), USA , and the Croatian Studies Foundation (CSF), Australia; he is a member of the Government Advisory Council for Croats Abroad, Republic of Croatia. Luka was born in Croatia and has lived and studied in Canada, USA and Croatia before taking up his appointment at Macquarie University in the early 1980s. He completed his BSc and MA at the University of Waterloo, Canada.

Luka's research interests are focused on sociolinguistic aspect of Croatian language, both in Croatia and Croatian diaspora, history of Croatian standard idiom, Croatian migrations, Croatian culture and literature, and history of Croatian settlement in Australia. His particular research passions are the issues related to the identity of the post-World War II Croatian migrants and migrants in general. His other area of interest is Russian culture and literature in particular that of the 19th and 20th century as well as comparative literature.


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