Dr. Jelena Ɖureinović

Jelena Đureinović is a historian interested in memory politics and memory cultures in the 20th and 21st century. She is a researcher at the Research Center for the History of Transformations (RECET) at the University of Vienna. Her current project, funded through the APART-GSK program of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, investigates Yugoslav socialist internationalism and the global history of the Yugoslav culture of remembrance, focusing on the role of war memory in the relations between the Yugoslav Partisan veterans and anti-colonial liberation movements from Africa. Her main research interests include memory studies, global Cold War history and the history of Yugoslavia. She holds a PhD in History from Justus Liebig University in Gießen. Her book The Politics of Memory of the Second World War in Contemporary Serbia: Collaboration, Resistance and Retribution was published with Routledge.



Current research project

Globalising the Yugoslav Revolution in the Postcolonial World: Veterans, Memory and Transnational Networks of Solidarity


Research interests:

  • Memory of the Second World War and the 1990s wars in former Yugoslavia
  • Yugoslavia and the post-Yugoslav space
  • History of state socialism
  • Global history of the Cold War

Selected publications:

  • Đureinović, Jelena. “Internationalizing the Revolution: Veterans and Transnational Cultures of Memory and Solidarity between Yugoslavia and Algeria.” International Review of Social History, 2024, 1–20. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0020859023000652.

  • The Politics of Memory of the Second World War in Contemporary Serbia:Collaboration, Resistance and Retribution. London: Routledge, 2020.
  • (with Jade McGlynn). “The Alliance of Victory: Russo-Serbian Memory Diplomacy.” Memory Studies, (March 2022). https://doi.org/10.1177/17506980211073108.
  • ‘Building upon the European Union’s Antifascist Foundations: The Chetniks and Serbia’s Memory Politics between Europeanisation and Russia’. In Europeanisation and Memory Politics in the Former Yugoslavia. Edited by Ana Milošević and Tamara Pavasović Trošt. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2020.
  • ‘To Each Their Own: Politics of Memory, Narratives about Victims of Communism and Perspectives on Bleiburg in Contemporary Serbia’. Remembering Bleiburg: A Transnational Perspective, special issue of Politička Misao: Croatian Political Science Review, edited by Vjeran Pavlaković and Dario Brentin, vol. 55, no. 2 (2018): 89-111.
  • ‘Law as an Instrument and as a Mirror of Official Memory Politics: The Mechanism for Rehabilitating Victims of Communism in Serbia’. Review of Central and East European Law 43, no. 2 (2018): 232–51.