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Doctoral Defense of Iva Jelušić

Wednesday, June 15, 2022, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Gender and War in the Yugoslav Media: The Figure of the Partizanka in the Making of the Yugoslav New Woman

This dissertation deals with the representation of the women partisans (partizanke) in a selection of the Yugoslav popular press focusing on the period between the end of World War II and the year 1980. It focuses on the connection between the wartime symbol of women’s ultimate advance into the male dominion and the creation, elaboration, and devaluation of the Yugoslav New Woman in the postwar period. With such focus, the dissertation fills an important gap in the existing research landscape.

Examination Committee:

Francisca de Haan – chair (Department of Gender Studies, CEU)

Constantin Iordachi – supervisor (Department of History, CEU)

Marsha Siefert – internal member (Department of History, CEU)

Heike Karge – external member (University of Regensburg)

Anna Krylova – external reader (Duke University (USA))


The doctoral defense will take place on-line. 

The doctoral dissertation is available for inspection.

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