Dr. Marta Nešković

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Marta Nešković is a Research Associate in the field of ethnology and anthropology at the Institute for Political Studies in Belgrade. She earned her Ph.D. from the Department of Ethnology and Anthropology of the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade, and holds a Master's degree in Social Anthropology from the School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences (École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales) in Paris. Her doctoral dissertation focused on the study of martial arts in the Shaolin Monastery, exploring the complex relationships between religious and philosophical teachings, bodily practices, and health in China. Her research was significantly inspired by theories of practice and embodiment. She has also conducted extensive field research in several countries, including China, India, Morocco, and France. Nešković is fluent in Serbian, English, and French, and has a solid knowledge of Chinese. Her work at the Institute focuses on the traditional Chinese culture, martial arts, transmission of traditional knowledge, skills development, education for sustainable development, and contribution of science to sustainable development and human security. Her professional experience includes participation in various research projects and academic conferences. She is particularly interested in scientific diplomacy that could enhance global community connectivity through improved intercultural communication and sustainable practices. She sees her contribution to science in working to improve international relations, i.e., strengthening ties between different cultures and nations.