I hold a PhD in history from the University of Uppsala. I am a historian of modern south-eastern Europe.
From August 1 until December 31, 2016 I am a research fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences (Insitut für Wissenschaft vom Menschen) in Vienna.
12.02.1984 born in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
2000-2005: Opera singing education at Mozarteum University in Salzburg, Austria. Diploma concert defended in May 2005.
2001-2005: Studies in history and theology at the Department of History and Department of Theology at Paris-Lodron University in Salzburg, Austria.
Since 2004: Project about the foundation history of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Eucharist “Kloster Herrnau der Schwestern von der hlgst. Eucharistie” in Salzburg. Book forthcoming.
2006-2008: Master programme “Roads to Democracy(ies)” at the Department of History at Uppsala University. M. A. thesis defended in September 2008, Sweden.
2007-2010: Junior researcher in the project “New and Ambiguous Nation-building Processes in South-Eastern Europe” at Freie Universität, Berlin, Germany.
November-December 2007: research project for “Forum för levande historia” on bystanders in the 1990s war in Bosnia and Herzegovina, online publication.
2008-2016: PhD candidate at the Department of History, Uppsala University, Sweden. Monograph: Im Namen der Nation. Der politische Aufwertungsprozess der Muslime im sozialistischen Jugoslawien (1956-1971). Uppsala: Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis 2016 (Studia Historica Upsaliensia 256).
Since 2009: Member of the academic network "Herrschaft in Südosteuropa- kultur- und sozialwissenschaftliche Perspektiven" supported by DFG and Max-Weber Kolleg, University of Erfurt, Germany.
January-April 2011: Visiting graduate student at the Faculty of History at University of Oxford (Hilary Term 2011), funded by STINT
February 2012: Linneaus teacher at the Department of History and Department of Foreign Affairs at Kolkata University, India, 9 guest lectures, funded by Linnaeus–Palme exchange programme, spring 2012.
My current research interests focus on the history of south-eastern Europe and the region's interaction with the rest of the world. I am interested in conceptualizing and writing an environmentally inspired colonial history of the Balkans.
In my dissertation I investigated the dynamics of the political process of political elevation of Muslims in Socialist Yugoslavia. The study combined political, economic, legal and cultural history of Socialist Yugoslavia in order to illuminate the mobilization process that led to a change of political perception of Muslims. The research is based on internal archival documents of the Communist Party in Yugoslavia and public debates about the Muslim (national) identity in the media. Apart from written historical sources, I emplyed interviews, which I conducted with former party members and intellectuals that were involved in the process of “national recognition of Muslims”. In 2016 my dissertation got published as a monograph:
Lucic, Iva: Im Namen der Nation. Der politische Aufwertungsprozess der Muslime im sozialistischen Jugoslawien (1956-1971). Uppsala: Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis 2016 (Studia Historica Upsaliensia, Bd. 256).
Besides my dissertation project I have investigated the founding history of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Holiest Eucharist in the bishopric of Litomĕřice (Leitmeritz), 1918-1946. This research is based on ego documents of Ada Chotek, the founder of the congregation as well as official documents of the bishopric. The final result of that project is a forthcoming monograph.