Jovana Babović

Assistant Professor
Doty Hall 240

Jovana Babović has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 2018.

Professor Babović is a historian of modern transnational Europe. Her research focuses on urban culture and society in Eastern Europe during the twentieth century. You can find more information about Professor Babović’s work on her website.

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Office Hours, Fall 2022

Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:30am-12:00pm

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

  • Eastern Europe, the Balkans, urban history, popular culture, oral history


  • PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  • MA, Central European University

  • MA, New York University

  • BA, Smith College


  • Metropolitan Belgrade: Class and Culture in Interwar Yugoslavia, University of Pittsburgh Press, 2018

  • Sleater-Kinney’s Dig Me Out (33 1/3 Series), Bloomsbury Academic Press, 2016

  • “National Capital, Transnational Culture: Foreign Entertainment in Interwar Belgrade,” East Central Europe 42.1 (2015): 104-122.


  • HIST 453: Nationalism & Ethnic Violence

    This course considers examines violence among ethnic communities in the era of the nation-state. The readings cover the theoretical development of ethnicity and nationalism as well as particular manifestations of ethnically-motivated violence ranging from isolated murders to genocide. Topics covered in class include blood libel murders, the Armenian Genocide, the Holocaust, and the Bosnian War massacres. The course emphasizes European and Russian history, but it also considers nationalism and ethnic violence through a global lens by introducing comparisons to other modern cases of ethnic violence.

  • HONR 207: HonSem: Nostalgia

    This seminar will provide students the opportunity to examine distinct, overlapping, and shared cultural identities, traditions, and experiences. Each seminar will explore a selected topic through the lens of at least two of the following: race, ethnicity, gender, class, sexual orientation, religion, and disability. Seminar topics may focus on national, international, and/or transnational issues. Typical titles might be: Gender, Culture, and International Development; Religion and Class in Northern Ireland; and African American Migration Narrative.