Department of International Studies: Languages and Cultures

Mr Luka Budak

Luka Budak
Senior Lecturer, Head of Croatian Studies
BSc (Wat), MA (Wat)


Email: luka.budak@mq.edu.au
Macquarie University
North Ryde, NSW 2109, Australia

Profile

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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Publications

Articles

"Croatian Language in SR Croatia 1945 - 1990", Croatian Studies Review 1, Journal and Bulletin of the Croatian Studies Centre (1997), pp. 25 / 36 (in English)

"Dva desetljeća hrvatskog studija na Sveučilištu Macquarie u Sydneyu" [Two Decades of Croatian Study at Macquarie University in Sydney], Croatian Studies Review 2 (2002-2003), pp. 368 - 377 (in Croatian)

"Najstariji izvandomovinski studij, uz 25. obljetnicu Hrvatskih studija na Sveučilištu Macquarie u Sydneyu" [The Oldest Study Abroad, On the 25th Anniversary of Croatian Studies at Macquarie  University in Sydney], Croatian Studies Review 5 (2008), pp.177 - 184 (in Croatian)

"Croatians in Sydney", Sydney Journal 1 (3) December 2008, pp. 91 - 101 (in English; written and published jointly with Dr Walter Lalich, Honorary/Visiting Academic of Croatian Studies Centre)

"Australski vizionari priznanja materinskoga jezika" [Australian Visionaries of Recognition of Mother Tongue] , Hrvatski iseljenički zbornik (2009), pp. 115 -128 (in Croatian)

"Jezično raslojavanje unutar prve generacije Hrvata u New South Walesu " [Linguistic Stratification of the First Generation Croatians in New South Wales], Peti hrvatski slavistički kongres Zbornik radova, knjiga 1 (2012), pp. 529 - 538. (in Croatian; written and published jointly with Dr Sanja Zubčić, University of Rijeka, Croatia)

"Nekoliko opažanja o Hrvatima u Australiji i prizna(va)nju hrvatskoga jezika na ovom najudaljenijem kontinentu" [Some observatins About Croatians in Australia and Recognition of the Croatian Language on This Farthest Continent], Peti hrvatski slavistički kongres, Zbornik radova, knjiga 1 (2012), pp377 - 386 (in Croatian)

"Dva povijesna projekta australskih Hrvata" [Two Historical Projects by Australian Croatians],  Hrvatski iseljenički zbornik (2013), pp. 241 - 252 (in Croatian)

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Book Reviews

Review of Branko Franolić, An Historical Survey of Literary Croatian, Journal of Croatian Studies (1986), pp. 227-230

Review of Fabijan Lovoković,  Hrvatske zajednice u Australiji, nastojanja i postignuća, Croatian Studies Review 8 (2012), pp. 161-167

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Books of Croatian Emigrant Literature (Edited & Reviewed)

Duška Crmarić-Salečić: Materin sljez, edited by L. Budak (Sydney: Croatian Studies Centre, Macquarie University, 1998)  [poetry in Croatian]

Duška Crmarić-Salečić: Žegino šesnaesto, edited by L. Budak (Sydney: Croatian Studies Centre, Macquarie University, 1998) [poetry in Croatian]

Ivana Bačić-Serdarević: MOJMIR, edited by L. Budak (Sydney & Zagreb: Croatian Studies Centre, Macquarie University & Sekcija DHK i Hrvatskoga centra P.E.N.-a za proučavanje književnosti u hrvatskom iseljeništvu, 1999)  [prose in Croatian]

Duška Crmarić-Salečić: Ovjenčana Hrvatska, edited by L. Budak (Sydney & Zagreb: Croatian Studies Centre, Macquarie University & Sekcija DHK i Hrvatskoga centra P.E.N.-a za proučavanje književnosti u hrvatskom iseljeništvu, 1999)  [poetry in Croatian]

Bartul Salečić Šale: Jorjotov potomak priča... Bebetovi pabirci, svaštice i šale, edited by L. Budak  (Sydney: Croatian Studies Centre, Macquarie University, 2000)  [memoir prose in Croatian]

Duška Crmarić-Salečić: ZVONICI Proštaci neba, edited by L. Budak (Sydney & Split: Croatian Studies Centre, Macquarie University & Matica hrvatska, 2000) [poetry in Croatian]

Duška Crmarić-Salečić: Cantata to the Sea, edited by L. Budak (Sydney: Croatian Studies Centre, Macquarie University, 2002) [poetry in English]

Dr. Petar Bartulović: Nobil Antica RAULIICH DA COZIZA Gorska Xupa Vargoraz/Plemenita drevna RAVLIĆ IZ KOZICE Gorska župa Vrgorac, edited by L. Budak (Sydney: Croatian Studies Centre, Macquarie University, 2002.); s latinsko-talijanskog preveo Joja Ricov, za tisak priredio Dobroslav Ravlić [history]

Marija Kosović-Makić: U veselom kraljevstvu/In the Merry Kingdom, edited by L. Budak (Sydney: Croatian Studies Centre, Macquarie University, 2003.) [Children poetry - bilingual]

Ivana Bačić-Serdarević: Sol Elafita, edited by L. Budak (Sydney & Zagreb: Croatian Studies Centre, Macquarie University & Hrvatska matica iseljenika, 2004.) [poetry in Croatian]

When a Man Gets Terribly Frightened, A Selection of Contemporary Croatian Prose, edited by B. Škvorc (Sydney & Zagreb: Croatian Studies Centre, Macquarie University & Naklada MD, 2005.)

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Printed and Electronic Media

Published over 50 newspaper articles on Croatian language issues in Croatian language newspapers from 1983 - 2014

Held weekly language segments and discussions for several years on the Program in Croatian language, SBS Radio, and Croatian National Radio Program

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Media Interviews

Gave many interviews about Croatian Studies at Macquarie to Croatian Radio Programs around the world (New York, Chicago, Cleveland, Los Angeles, San Hose, Edmonton, Vancouver, Toronto, Zagreb, Split, Mostar, Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Wollongong, Gold Coast, Hobart, Sydney)

Have been interviewed by SBS Television, Croatian National TV, Chanel 7, Chanel 9, CNRTV and some other independent and private television programs on the matters concerning Croatia and Croatian language

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Conference Papers and Roundtables

Co-organized, attended and presented papers at many conferences and roundtables from 1984 - 2014 (from Laurentian University, Sudbury, Canada, in 1984 - Chicago, Boston, Cleveland, Toronto, Calgary, Mannheim, Split, Rijeka, Island of Brač, Mostar, Canberra, Perth, Melbourne, Sydney-  to the Conference on Croatian Diaspora in Zagreb in June 2014)

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International Conferences (organized at Macquarie)

Croatia and Croatians in the 20th Century: Perceptions and Reality (1988)

Croatia and Croatians: Myths and Reality (1993)

The Croatian Community and Australian Diversity: Current Experience and Future Prospects (1997)

Multicultural Australia: Celebrating Croatian Identity - On the 20th Anniversary of Croatian Studies (2003)

Croatia and Croatian Language in the Year 2020 - On the 30th Anniversary of the Recognition of the Identity of the Croatian Language in Australia, 25th Anniversary of Croatian Studies at Macquarie University and 25th Anniversary of the Croatian Studies Foundation (2009)

Croatians: History, Language and Migrations - Honoring 30 Years of Croatian Studies at Macquarie University (2014)

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Awards and Grants

1985, 1986 : MURG Grants; Croatian language and Croatian community in Australia

1988: Premier of NSW Grant for International Conference: Croatia and Croatians in the 20th Century: Perceptions and Reality

1988: Award for Contribution to Summer Schools of Croatian Language and Culture

1994, 1995 & 1997: Ethnic Affairs Commission of NSW Grant for Projects in Croatian Community of NSW

1996: Australian Labor Government Award of Appreciation for Contribution to Multicultural Diversity

1996: Republic of Croatia Award for Outstanding Achievements in Promoting Croatian Language and Culture

1997: Award of Recognition by Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Croatia, for Achievements in Croatian Emigrant Community

2007: The Division of Humanities, Macquarie University: Divisional Outreach Award for Promoting and Applying Divisional Research within the Community

2013: Appointed to the Government Advisory Council for Croats Abroad, Republic of Croatia

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Editorial Boards

Editor-in-Chief of Croatian Studies Review, peer/refereed journal published by Croatian Studies Centre, Department of International Studies, Macquarie University (since 1997)

Member of Editorial Board of peer-refereed journal Folia Croatica-Canadiana, University of Waterloo, Canada

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