Jovana Knežević is an historian whose research and teaching interests focus on belligerent occupation and the social and cultural history of the First World War; urban history; and the Habsburg Empire, the Balkans and Yugoslavia. She is author of several book chapters and articles on gender and war and the Habsburg-occupied Serbian capital of Belgrade during World War I. A graduate of the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University and recipient of a diplome from Sciences Po-Paris, she received her PhD from Yale University. Jovana came to Stanford in 2006 to teach in the History Department and joined CREEES in 2013.
At CREEES, Jovana oversees operations of the Center, advises MA students, and develops and manages programming. She also teaches REEES-related courses on World War I in Eastern Europe and Russia and on the 19th/early 20th century urban history of Europe’s continental empires.