Anja Nikolić, PhD

research associate


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Anja Nikolić was born in Belgrade in 1989, where she finished elementary school and the Thirteenth Belgrade Grammar School. She enrolled in history studies at the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade in 2008. She graduated in 2012 with a degree in Rudyard Kipling and the Boer War. In the same year, she enrolled in Master's studies, and defended her Master's thesis Kromer's Egypt and Tin Bosnia and Herzegovina: Similarities and Differences (1882–1907) in 2014. In January 2015, she enrolled in Doctoral studies, and in December 2016, she defended the proposal for the topic of her doctoral dissertation Austro-Hungarian Bosnia and Herzegovina and British Egypt: Administration, Politics, Culture (1908–1918). From May 2015 to June 2018, she was a scholarship holder of the Serbian Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development. As a scholarship holder, she was included in the project of the Institute for Balkan Studies SASA, History of Political Ideas and Institutions in the Balkans in the 19th and 20th centuries. Since June 2018, she has been employed at the Institute for Balkan Studies SASA as a research associate. She defended her PhD in November 2022.


Areas of research and research topics - Bosnia and Herzegovina under Austro-Hungarian rule, imperialism, colonialism, nationalism, comparative history, history of ideas.



2015–2019 Историја политичких идеја и институција на Балкану (177011), (History of Political Ideas and Institutions in the Balkans) (177011), Serbian Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development, project leader Vojislav G. Pavlović, PhD. Institute for Balkan Studies SASA.




  • Николић, А. „Колонијални оквир културно-просветне политике Велике Британије у Египту и Аустро-Угарске у Босни и Херцеговини". Српски историјски часопис V (2022), 120-141. 
  • Nikolić, А. 2021. "Austro-Hungarian Cultural Imperialism in Bosnia and Herzegovina: The Case of Kosta Hörmann and Provincial Museum". In The Balkans in the Age of New Imperialism and Beyond, ed. V. G. Pavlovic, 47-58. Brăila: Editura Istros a Muzeului Brăilei „Carol I".
  • Nikolić, A. “Similarities and Differences in Imperial Administration: Great Britain in Egypt and Austria-Hungary in Bosnia-Herzegovina, 1878–1903”. Balcanica XLVII (2016), 177–195.


  • Nikolić, A. “Benno Gammerl, Subjects, Citizens and Others. Administering Ethnic Heterogeneity in the British and Habsburg Empires, 1867–1918.” New York – Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2018, Balcanica LI (2020), 298-300.

  • Nikolić, А. “Pieter M. Judson, The Habsburg Empire: A New History”. Cambridge and London: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2018, Balcanica XLIX (2018), 251–252.

  • Nikolić, А. “John Paul Newman, Yugoslavia in the Shadow of War. Veterans and the Limits of State Building 1903–1945”. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015, Balcanica XLVIII (2017), 379–381.


  • Nikolić, A. „Austro-Hungarian Cultural Imperialism in Bosnia and Herzegovina: The Case of Kosta Hörmann and Provincial Museum”. Presented at Political, Social and Religious Dynamics in South-Eastern Europe Conference, Bucharest, 2–6 September 2019.

  • Nikolić, A. „Joseph Conrad – The Clash of the National and Imperial”. Presented at Central Europe and Colonialism: Migrations, Knowledges, Perspectives, Commodities Conference, University of Wrocław, Academia Europaea, 21–23 September 2016.


  • Николић, А. „Оријент у Европи: Едвард Саид и студије Балкана.“ Центар за теорију историје, Филозофски факултет, Универзитет у Београду, 20. децембар 2018.