Ana Maskalan is a senior researcher in the Centre for Youth and Gender Studies at the Institute for Social Research in Zagreb. She received her PhD from the Department of Philosophy at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb. Areas of her research interest beside gender and utopian studies are theories of body identity, pop culture, culture of fear, and political and social issues of justice and discrimination. She has participated in a dozen scientific and professional projects dealing with issues of inequality and discrimination, gender wage and pension gap, hidden curriculum in education and gender sensitive education, the position of women in sports and culture, etc. As an external researcher on the project of the Institute of Philosophy “Croatian Women Philosophers in the European Context” funded by the Croatian Science Foundation (UIP-2017-05-1763, project director: Luka Boršić, PhD) she investigates the lives and thoughts of three famous Croatian philosophers and sociologists: Blaženka Despot, Jasenka Kodrnja and Gordana Bosanac. She is a member of several professional associations and, since 2019, a member of the Experts’ Forum of the European Institute for Gender Equality. In addition to numerous research articles, she is the author of Woman’s Future: The Philosophical Discussion on Utopia and Feminism (ISRZ; Plejada: Zagreb, 2015) and co-author of Identity and Culture (M. Labus, L. Veljak, A. Maskalan and M. Adamovic, ISRZ: Zagreb, 2014).