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 Democracy Institute of Budapest.
While primarily interested in the history of political thought, Lucija researched British and French knowledge production about the Southern Slavs around the First World War as part of her two MA theses. She is currently researching the body politics in the interwar Yugoslavia, through the prism of the racial science, integral Yugoslavist intellectuals and the Sokol gymnastics movement.
Her academic interests broadly include the history of political thought in the 19th and 20th century East Central Europe, development of (political) epistemologies in that context, as well as political languages of integral nationalism and liberalism. Together with research and teaching, Lucija also engaged with documentary filmmaking and memory politics in contemporary Hungary.
In the academic year 2020/2021 she was a teaching assistant on the following courses:
RSP5017 - Introduction to History and Cultural Heritage Studies. Fall term and Winter term, 4 credits (Budapest).
HIST5133 - Global History of Yugoslavia (with Prof. Mate Nikola Tokic). Winter term, 4 credits, (Vienna).
UGST4011 - Sound and Vision: Communicating Through Image and Audio (with Prof. Klara Trencsenyi), Winter term, 2 credits (Vienna).
UGST4026 - Mobility and Heritage (with Prof. Zsuzsanna Arendas), Spring term, 2 credits (Vienna).
During the second semester of AY 2021/2022, she is a guest researcher at the Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Institute of Cultural History.