Dr. Jelena Đureinović
Associated Researcher

Dr. Jelena Đureinović
Associated Researcher

Jelena Đureinović is Scientific Coordinator of the research platform “Transformations and Eastern Europe” at the University of Vienna. She holds a PhD in History from Justus Liebig University in Gießen, where she also taught courses in Eastern European History. Her book The Politics of Memory of the Second World War in Contemporary Serbia: Collaboration, Resistance and Retribution was published with Routledge in 2020.

Current research project

The Return of National Pride: Competitive Authoritarianism and Transformations of Postsocialist Memory Politics

Research interests:

•  Right-wing populism and memory politics
•  Memory of the Second World War and the 1990s wars in former Yugoslavia
•  Yugoslavia and the post-Yugoslav space
•  History of state socialism and postsocialism
•  Transnational Cold War history

Selected publications:

The Politics of Memory of the Second World War in Contemporary Serbia:Collaboration, Resistance and Retribution. London: Routledge, 2020.

‘Building upon the European Union’s Antifascist Foundations: The Chetniks and Serbia’s Memory Politics between Europeanisation and Russia’. In Europeanisation and Memory Politics in the Former Yugoslavia, edited by Ana Milošević and Tamara Pavasović Trošt, 29-49. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2020.

‘To Each Their Own: Politics of Memory, Narratives about Victims of Communism and Perspectives on Bleiburg in Contemporary Serbia’. Remembering Bleiburg: A Transnational Perspective, special issue of Politička Misao: Croatian Political Science Review, edited by Vjeran Pavlaković and Dario Brentin, vol. 55, no. 2 (2018): 89-111.

‘Law as an Instrument and as a Mirror of Official Memory Politics: The Mechanism for Rehabilitating Victims of Communism in Serbia’. Review of Central and East European Law 43, no. 2 (2018): 232–51.