Daria Ložnjak Dizdar was born in Zagreb in 1976. She graduated in 2000 in History and Archaeology and she defended her PhD in 2009 at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of the University of Zagreb.
She started working at the Institute of Archaeology in 2000, and since 2018 she has held the post of senior research associate. She was an associate on the several projects at the Institute of Archaeology. She was principal investigator of installation research project Late Bronze Age morturary practices and societies in southern Carpathian Basinfunded by Croatian Science Foundation from 2014-2017. She was project leader for Croatian part in bilateral project Austria-Croatia (MSE – OeAD) 2018-2019 „South connection: Spreading of Urnfield phenomena and mobility in Bronze Age“. Since 2020 she is principal investigator fo research project of Croatian Science Foundation Childhood in protohistory in the southern Carpathian Basin.
In 2019, she spent some time at the Institute for Orient and European Archaeology (OREA) Austrian Academy of Sciences with fellowship „JESH - Joint excellence in science and humanities“.
At the Institute of Archaeology, she participated as a team member or manager in numerous systematic (Zvonimirovo, Ilok, Sotin, Dolina…) and rescue excavations (Poljana Križevačka, Beli Manastir…). She manages the archaeological investigations at the Late Bronze Age settlement and cemetery in Dolina.
Since 2005, she has been an external collaborator at the undergraduate and graduate courses at the Department of Archaeology, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of the University of Zagreb, since 2017 assistant professor. She teaches the course “Urnfield Culture“ in the graduate prehistory program. She also participates in the work of the doctoral studies program.
She organised several international conferences on Late Bronze Age topics. She was co-author of the several exhibitions and organiser of several round tables.
She is a member of the Croatian Archaeological Society, the European Association of Archaeologists and the Society for the Study of Childhood in the Past.
She researches and writes on prehistoric topics related to the Bronze Age and the beginning of the Iron Age, especially chronology, topography, ceramics, mortuary practices, identities and age groups in prehistory.