Una Blagojević

Country: 
Serbia
Year of Enrollment: 
2018

After finishing an MA in Philosophy at the Institute of Philosophy, KU Leuven, Belgium, I completed an MA in History at Central European University in Budapest. There, I looked at the international intellectual dialogues between Marxist intellectuals in the context of the events of 1968. Currently, my doctoral research focuses on the intellectual history of Marxist Humanism in socialist Yugoslavia. The aim of my research is to reconstruct this dense stream of philosophical and political thought with a view to its regional and international embeddedness. I am broadly interested in the social, cultural, feminist, and art histories of East Central Europe, and the history of modern philosophy. In addition, I am interested in various theoretical and methodological approaches to history, and the challenges of writing transnational, comparative, and global histories.

From September to November 2020, I was a researcher on an Erasmus Internship Mobility Grant at the Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Arts and Sciences (Institute of Culture and Memory Studies) in Ljubljana. During 2021–2022, I was at Cornell University (Ithaca, New York) as the Sidgwick-Miller CEU Scholar at the Cornell Branch of Telluride Association. Last academic year, I was a fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences (Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen, IWM) in Vienna, on a SEE Graduate Scholarships program, and from September 2023 to December 2024 I was on a research stay at Centre Marc Bloch, Berlin. Currently, I am a visiting fellow at the Institute of Contemporary History in Ljubljana, and a researcher on the project on the project Philosophy in Late Socialist Europe: Theoretical Practices in the Face of Polycrisis at the Babeș-Bolyai University.

Between January 2021 and September 2023, I participated in the project with Prof. Trencsényi, Dr. Isidora Grubački, and Lucija Balikić, Mapping Crisis- Discourses in East Central Europe 1918–2008. The project combined the methodology of conceptual history with a contextualist history of political thought and with a transnational perspective. Our volume A Never-Ending Story? East Central European Crisis Discourses in the Twentieth Century, is to be published shortly with the Routledge.

Publications:

Peer-reviewed

Blagojević, Una. “Zagorka Golubović: premoščala je utopijo in realnost.” Jovana Mihajlović Trbovc (ed.) Naše znanstvenice: Kako so ženske soustvarjale znanost v Jugoslaviji, ZRC SAZU, 2023.

Blagojević, Una. “L'histoire intellectuelle globale et les marxistes humanistes yougoslaves.” Forum "La Yougoslavie socialiste et le monde, la Yougoslavie socialiste dans le monde" edited by Agustín Cosovschi. Balkanologie: Revue d'études pluridisciplinaires, 2022. https://journals.openedition.org/balkanologie//4326

Blagojević, Una. “After lives of Austro-Marxism in Yugoslavia: Rethinking the Multinational Federal Political Community in Crisis.” Historical Materialism. Accepted.

Blagojević, Una. “Phenomenology and existentialism in dialogue with Marxist humanism in Yugoslavia in the 1950s and 1960s.” Studies in East European Thought, 2022 https://doi.org/10.1007/s11212-022-09513-x

Blagojević, Una. “The Journal Praxis and Women Intellectuals,” in Contradictions: A Journal for Critical Thought Vol. 4, No.2 (2020): 47–69.

Blagojević, Una. “Worlds of Praxis: 1968, intellectuals, and an island in the Yugoslav Adriatic.” In Unsettled 1968 in the Troubled Present: Revisiting the 50 Years of Discussions from East and Central Europe, edited by Aleksandra Konarzewska, Anna Nakai and Michał Przeperski. Routledge: London, New York, 2019.

Blagojević, Una. “The International Philosophical Problem of Self-Managing Socialism: The Case of Praxis.” Acta Histriae Vol. 27, No.1 (2019): 89–106.

Book Reviews

Blagojević, Una. Review of Dissidents in Communist Central Europe: Human Rights and the Emergence of New Transnational Actors, by: Kacper Szulecki. Hungarian Historical Review Vol. 9, No.2 (2020): 377–379.

Other

Blagojević, Una, “Reconstructing Marxist Humanism(s) in Yugoslavia” IWMPost, no. 131 Spring/Summer 2023. https://www.iwm.at/publication/iwmpost-article/reconstructing-marxist-hu...

Blagojević, Una, Cody James Inglis, and Ivana Mihaela Žimbrek, “Central European University–Under No Other Name,” Tocqueville21, 9 December 2018., translated into French by David Kretz and Louis Andrieu as “Central European University—Sous aucun autre nom,” Tocqueville21, 23 January 2019. https://tocqueville21.com/le-club/central-european-university-under-no-o...

Qualification

MA in History, Central European University, Budapest
MA in Philosophy, Institute of Philosophy, KU Leuven

Thesis

Supervisor