Darja Fišer is Executive Director of CLARIN ERIC. In her role, she ensures CLARIN’s leading role in the landscape of research infrastructures for social sciences and humanities, as well as its organisational and financial sustainability within and beyond Europe, both in academia and industry.
Darja Fišer has previously held different roles at CLARIN ERIC: She was Vice Executive Director from 2019 to 2020, and Director of User Involvement from 2016 to 2019. Among Darja Fišer’s focal points as Vice Executive Director was to maximise the integration of CLARIN’s resources and tools in both the established as well as emerging multidisciplinary research agendas, methodological frameworks and communities of practice.
Darja Fišer has a background in corpus linguistics and language resource creation. She has been Associate Professor at the Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana, since 2019, Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Contemporary History since 2021, and is leading the new national research programme for Digital Humanities in Slovenia. She is also serving as a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities at the Austrian Academy of Sciences, the National Interdisciplinary Research E-Infrastructure for Bulgarian Language and Cultural Heritage Resources and Technologies, and the Czech National Corpus research infrastructure of the Institute of the Czech National Corpus at Charles University.