Jelena Radovanović is a historian and postdoctoral researcher at the Cluster of Excellence “Religion and Politics,” University of Münster, Germany. Previously, she obtained her Ph.D. in Near Eastern Studies from Princeton University, and was a postdoctoral fellow at the MPRG “Empires of Memory,” Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity in Göttingen. Her research focuses on legacies and memories of empires, and the reconfigurations of space, land, and property in Southeast Europe. Her current book project examines how racial and civilizational imaginaries shaped the new land regimes in Southeast Europe in the aftermath of Ottoman rule.

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Radovanović, Jelena. “Place without an Owner: Urban Modernization and Waqf Property in post-Ottoman Niš”, Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient 66, 5-6 (2023): 677-706, doi: