Head of the sub-department:

Nina Mance, Assistant Professor, Ph.D.

Name and surname

Nina Mance, Ph.D.


Assistant Professor





Research interests

Dialectology, lexicology


Nina Mance graduated in 2002 from the Faculty of Pedagogy, University of Josip JurajStrossmayer in Osijek, acquiring the title of Croatian language teacher. In the academic year 2006/2007 she enrolled in Doctoral studies of Linguistics at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Josip JurajStrossmayer in Osijek. She defended her thesis in June 2014 and acquired the title of PhD in humanities, scientific field philology.  She has taught numerous courses at the Faculty of Education in Osijek, Department of Philology, since 2008, as an assistant and senior assistant. The courses she has taught are: Croatian language lexicology and morphology, Local vernacular, Croatian language, Children’s literature, Integration-correlation system in the Croatian language, Oral and written communication, Croatian language and communication, Language games, Public speech and Croatian linguistic cultural heritage.

List of publications (CROSBI link)

CROSBI Nina Mance

Members of the sub-department:

Lidija Bakota, Vice dean for teaching, Associate Professor, Ph.D.

Name and surname

Lidija Bakota Ph. D.


Associate professor

Vice dean for teaching



Office number

Vice deans office and office no. 64

Research interests

1. early education of Croatian Language

2. textbooks’ analysis for Croatian Language early education

3. stylistics, sociolinguistic, bioethical analysis of Croatian
children’s literature on animalistic topics


I was born on 15th July 1974 in Osijek (Croatia) where I have finished my primary and secondary education. I have finished Croatian Language and Literature at Faculty of Pedagogy (today Faculty of Philosophy) at Josip Juraj Strossmayer University in Osijek. Since 2006/07 academic year I am employed at Faculty of Primary Education (today Faculty of Education) at Josip Juraj Strossmayer University in Osijek. I have obtained my Ph. D. in 2010 at Faculty of Philosophy at Zagreb University (thesis: Communicational model of oral exercises in primary education). In 2012 I became assistant professor at Faculty of Education.

At Faculty of Education I teach Croatian Language Didactics I, Croatian Language Didactics II, Oral and written communication and Public Speech. I participate at teachers’ professional training by teaching at professional seminars on Croatian language and oral and written communication.

List of publications (link to CROSBI)

CROSBI Lidija Bakota

Ivana Trtanj, Assistant Professor, Ph.D.