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Iva Lučić

Pro Futura Scientia Fellow, SCAS.
Associate Professor of History, Stockholm University

Iva Lučić is a historian, with a focus on modern South-eastern and East Central Europe, and a former
opera singer.

Lučić earned a Ph.D. in history at Uppsala University in 2016. She has held a post-doc position at the
Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna and been a Linneaus-Palme Fellow with the Department of
History at Kolkata University as well as an invited visiting scholar at the European University Institute
in Florence. Between 2019–2022, she conducted a research project funded by the Swedish Research
Council on forest use regulation in Bosnia and Herzegovina during the inter-imperial transition from
Ottoman to Habsburg governance.  

Lučić is the author of two monographs and several articles. Her book Im Namen der Nation (Harrasso-
witz Verlag 2018) on the mobilization process for the political elevation of Muslims in Socialist Yugoslavia
was awarded the Fritz and Helga Exner prize by the Southeast Europe Association in Germany and the
Westin prize by the Royal Society of the Humanities at Uppsala. Her second monograph Gebrochenes Brot
(Anton Pustet Verlag 2020) is about the role of religion as a social practice among Roman Catholic noble
women in Bohemia after the dissolution of the Habsburg Monarchy. Her works have been translated into
several languages, including Croatian and French.

As a Pro Futura Scientia Fellow, Lučić will examine the making of extractive peripheries in the Balkans,
focusing on forest extraction between 1870–1990. The project explores multiple peripheralization processes
of one region under a variety of shifting polities, including empires, post-imperial state formations, and the
communist regime. It strives to analytically locate the Balkans within a global net of socio-economic and
ecological entanglements.

Iva Lučić is in residence at the Collegium in the academic year 2023-24.

This information is accurate as of the academic year 2023-24.