Tijana Krstić

Associate Professor
Director, Source Language Teaching Group
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Nador u. 9, Faculty Tower
Room: 
505
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Qualifications: 
1998—2004 University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Ph. D. in History
1998—1999 University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, M.A. in History
1994—1998 American University in Bulgaria, B.A. in History and Southeast European Studies
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Tijana Krstic is a historian of the early modern Ottoman Empire and its place in and connections with the wider early modern world.  She is interested in social, cultural and religious history, especially in circulation of texts, artifacts, people and religio-political concepts across imperial, cultural and confessional boundaries.  Her first project explored how various Ottoman Muslim and Christian authors narrated the phenomenon of conversion to Islam in the empire's formative period, between the fifteenth and seventeenth centuries.  It resulted in the book entitled Contested Conversions to Islam: Narratives of Religious Change and Communal Politics in the Early Modern Ottoman Empire (Stanford University Press, 2011)Subsequently, in several articles she turned towards the early modern Mediterranean to study the experiences of Morisco refugees to the Ottoman Empire in the context of Ottoman-Habsburg relations and broader early modern religio-political developments.  Currently, she is the Primary Investigator on the project entitled "The Fashioning of a Sunni Orthodoxy and the Entangled Histories of Connfession Building in the Ottoman Empire, 15th-17th Centuries" (OTTOCONFESSION), which is funded by the European Research Council's Consolidator Grant, 2015-2020.

Prior to coming to CEU, Tijana Krstic taught at Penn State University's Department of History and Religious Studies Program (2006-09) and at Northwestern University's Department of History as a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow (2004-06).  

Academic/research topics: 
early modern Ottoman and Mediterranean history
Islam and inter-faith relations in the Ottoman Empire
Ottoman historiography
comparative history of the early modern empires
Moriscos
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Publications

Book
Book Chapter
Krstic, T.. "New Directions in the Study of Conversion to Islam in Ottoman Rumeli, 14th – 17th Centuries – Reconsidering Methods, Theories and Terminology." In The Ottoman Conquest of the Balkans—Interpretations and Research Debates, edited by Oliver J. Schmitt, 167-188. Vienna: Austrian Academy of Sciences, 2016.
Krstic, T.. "Islam and Muslims in Early Modern Europe." In Oxford Handbook of Early Modern European History, 1350-1750, edited by Hamish Scott, 670-693. Vol. Vol. I: Peoples & Places. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015.
Krstic, T.. "The Ambiguous Politics of “Ambiguous Sanctuaries”: F. Hasluck and Historiography on Syncretism and Conversion to Islam in 15th - and 16th-century Ottoman Rumeli." In Archaeology, Anthropology and Heritage in the Balkans and Anatolia: The Life and Times of F. W. Hasluck, edited by David Shankland, 245-262. Vol. 3. Istanbul: Isis Press, 2013.
Krstic, T.. "Los Moriscos en Estambul." In Los Moriscos. La expulción y después, edited by Mercedes Garcia-Arenal and Gerard Wiegers, 257-273. Valencia: Servicio de Publicaciones de Valencia, 2013.
Krstic, T.. "Conversion and Converts to Islam in Ottoman Historiography of the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries." In Writing History at the Ottoman Court—Editing the Past, Fashioning the Future, edited by Erdem Cipa and Emine Fetvaci, 58-79. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2013.
Book review
Krstic, T.. Review of Gilles Grivaud and Alexandre Popovic, eds., Les conversions à l’islam en Asie Mineure et dans les Balkans aux époques seldjoukide et ottoman—Bibliographie raisonnée (1800-2000) (Athènes, 2011) In Gilles Grivaud and Alexandre Popovic, eds., Les conversions à l’islam en Asie Mineure et dans les Balkans aux époques seldjoukide et ottoman—Bibliographie raisonnée (1800-2000) (Athènes, 2011). Vol. 44. Turcica 44., 2013.
Krstic, T.. Book review : A Faithful Sea : The Religious Cultures of the Mediterranean, 1200-1700 In Adnan A. Husain and K. E. Fleming, eds. A Faithful Sea—The Religious Cultures of the Mediterranean, 1200-1700 ((Oxford: Oneworld, 2007). Pp. 226.. Vol. 41. International Journal of Middle Eastern Studies 41, no. 4., 2009.
Krstic, T.. Book review : Conversion to Islam in the Balkans : Kisve Bahasi Petitions and Ottoman Social Life, 1670-1730 In Anton Minkov, Conversion to Islam in the Balkans : Kisve Bahasi Petitions and Ottoman Social Life, 1670-1730 (Brill: Leiden, 2004). Vol. 50. Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient 50, no. 1., 2007.
Journal Article
Miscellaneous
Krstic, T.. Conversion In Encyclopedia of the Ottoman Empire, Edited by G. Ágoston and B. Masters. New York: Facts On File, 2009.
Krstic, T.. Neomartyrs In Encyclopedia of the Ottoman Empire, Edited by G. Ágoston and B. Masters. New York: Facts On File, 2009.
Krstic, T.. Religious Practices : Women’s Conversion to Islam in the Ottoman Empire In Encyclopedia of women & Islamic cultures, Edited by J. Suad. Vol. 5. Leiden: Brill, 2007.
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