I am an environmental historian interested in the former Yugoslavia, the Balkans, and, increasingly, the Mediterranean. I was a Max Weber Fellow at the EUI’s Department of History and Civilization (2019–20), and more recently, a Carson Fellow at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich’s Rachel Carson Center (2020–21).
I obtained my PhD in history from the University of Bristol in 2017. The focus of my doctoral research is the Goli Otok (Barren Island) labour camp of the FPR Yugoslavia, and the resoundingly violent experience of its political prisoners during the period of Yugoslav Cominform crisis (1948–56). My thesis won the 2018 Rachel Carson Prize for Best Dissertation.
I also hold degrees from the Faculty of Visual Arts (University of the Arts Belgrade) and Central Saint Martins College (University of the Arts London). As a visual researcher and illustrator, I have collaborated with universities, research groups, and laboratories to bring science—particularly quantum research—closer to the wider public.