Alexandra Bitušíková is Head of Research and Associate Professor in Social Anthropology at Matej Bel University in Banská Bystrica, Slovakia. She was visiting scholar at Cambridge University, University College London and Boston University (Fulbright). She participated in several FP and H2020 projects and is the author of more than hundred publications on urban change, diversity, identity and gender. From 2001 to 2008 she worked in the EC, DG Research and the European University Association in Brussels. She is the Slovak national delegate in the ERAC Standing Working Group on Gender in Research and Innovation.