Lucija Balikić

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Lucija Balikić is a doctoral candidate at the Department of History, CEU. She is a graduate of University of Zagreb, CEU and was a visiting student at the Department of History at the University of Southampton, UK. Currently, she is also working as a research assistant on the research project "Neverending Story? Mapping Crisis Discourses in East Central Europe, 1918-2020" at the CEU Democracy Institute of Budapest.

Most recently, she was a visiting research fellow at the Research Center of the Slovenian Academy of Arts and Sciences (AY 2021/2022), became a WG4 member of COST Action Who Cares in Europe? (CA18119) and was awarded CEU Global Teaching Fellowship at the Corvinus University of Budapest (AY 2023/2024), where she will be teaching at the International Relations MA program.

Research interests

• Intellectual history of East Central Europe in 19th and 20th centuries
• History of knowledge production and social movements in modern Europe
• History of Austro-Hungarian Empire, Hungary and Yugoslavia (1918-1991)

Teaching portfolio (AY 2020/2021-present)

CEU History Department

HIST5133 - Global History of Yugoslavia (with Prof. Mate Nikola Tokić). Winter term, 4 credits, (Vienna).

CEU Romani Studies Program

RSP5017 - Introduction to History and Cultural Heritage Studies. Fall term, 4 credits (Budapest).
RSP5022 - Methodology of History and Cultural Heritage Studies. Winter term, 4 credits (Budapest).
RSP5034 - Research Seminar: History and Cultural Heritage Studies. Spring term, 2 credits (Budapest).

CEU Invisible University for Ukraine

IUFU4003 - Between Norms and Realities: Challenges to Europeanization, Democratization and the Rule of Law in a Transnational Context (seminar co-leader with PhD candidate Semir Džebo). Spring term, 4 credits (online).

CEU Undergraduate Studies (Culture, Politics, Society track)

UGST4011 - Sound and Vision: Communicating Through Image and Audio (with Prof. Klára Trencsényi), Winter term, 2 credits (Vienna).
UGST4026 - Mobility and Heritage (with Prof. Zsuzsanna Arendas), Spring term, 2 credits (Vienna).


Balikić Lucija, “Coming of Age with Crisis: Discourses on the 'National Body' in Youth Organizations of Interwar Hungary and Yugoslavia” A Neverending Story? Crisis Discourses in East Central Europe, 1918-2020. London: Routledge, 2024. [forthcoming]

Balikić Lucija, “The Slavic ‘Other’: Social-Darwinist Portrayal of Germanness within the Interwar Yugoslav Sokol” Danubiana Carpathica. Jahrbuch für die Geschichte und Kultur in den deutschen Siedlungsgebieten Südosteuropas, vol. 60 (2023), pp. 245-272.

Balikić, Lucija. “Depoliticizing the Modern Nation: Discourses of Organic Nationhood and Political Socialization in the Interwar Yugoslav Sokol”. Historical Studies on Central Europe, vol. 3, no. 2 (2023), pp. 90-105.

Balikić Lucija, John Paul Newman, Vojtěch Pojar "Introduction: The Sokol Movement between State and Society in Interwar East Central and Southeastern Europe" East Central Europe, vol. 50, no. 2-3 (2023), pp. 143-154.

Balikić Lucija, Vojtěch Pojar “'Politics of Plastic Nationhood': Sokol Mass Gymnastics and Eugenics between the Empire and the Nation-States” East Central Europe, vol. 50, no. 2-3 (2023), pp. 155-179.

Balikić Lucija. Najbolje Namjere: Kako su britanski i francuski intelektualci stvarali Jugoslaviju, [Best Intentions: How the British and French Intellectuals Created Yugoslavia] Zagreb: Srednja Europa, 2022.

Balikić Lucija. “Between Historiographies of Finitude and Appropriation of the Annales School: The 'National Question' in Post-1945 Croatian Intellectual History” Forum Historiae: journal and portal for history and related disciplines, vol. 16, no. 1 (2022), pp. 88-104.

Balikić Lucija “Poletna šola o politični misli v času tranzicije (in o njej) v vzhodni Srednji Evropi, Ljubljana: Inštitut za novejšo zgodovino, 16. - 20. julij 2021” [Summer School about Political Thought at the Times of Transition in East Central Europe] The Contributions to Contemporary History, vol. 61, no. 2 (2021), pp. 235-238.

Balikić Lucija “Stvaranje Jugoslavije 1918. u svjetlu ispreplitanja europskih intelektualnih trendova početkom 20. stoljeća” [Creation of Yugoslavia in 1918. in the light of the European intellectual entanglements at the beginning of 20th century] Radovi Zavoda za hrvasku povijest Filozofskog fakulteta Sveučilišta u Zagrebu, vol. 52, no. 1 (2021).

Balikić Lucija, Cristian Vasile. “Diana Mishkova. Beyond Balkanism: The Scholarly Politics of Region Making. London: Routledge, 2019” in East Central Europe, vol. 47, no. 2/3 (2020) 395-409.

Balikić Lucija “Jessie Labov, Transatlantic Central Europe: Contesting Geography and Redefining Culture beyond the Nation (Budapest: Central European University Press, 2019), 230 str.“ Časopis za suvremenu povijest, vol. 52 , no. 2 (2020) 659-663.

Balikić Lucija. “Jugoslavija u istorijskoj perspektivi [“Yugoslavia in the Historical Perspective”], ed. Latinka Perović et al. Belgrade: Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in Serbia, 2017”in Pro Tempore: journal of history students, vol. 13 (2019), pp. 197-200.

Balikić Lucija. “Serbs and Croats in the Language Reform of Vuk Karadžić and External Policies of Ilija Garašanin” in Carnival: journal of the International Students of History Association 18-19 (2017), pp. 1-10.


MA in Comparative History, Department of History, CEU
MA in Contemporary History, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb
BA in History, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb



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