Aleksov, Bojan

Associate Professor

University College London, School Of Slavonic And East European Studies, United Kingdom

Serbia

Max Weber alumnus

Department of History and Civilization

Cohort(s): 2006/2007

Ph.D. Institution

Central European University, Hungary

Biography

I studied history in Belgrade, Budapest and Berlin and in 2005, obtained a Ph.D. in Comparative History of Central, Southeastern and Eastern Europe at the Central European University (CEU) in Budapest. A slightly revised version of my dissertation appeared in 2006, under the title Religious Dissent between the Modern and the National: Nazarenes in Hungary and Serbia 1850-1914, with the Harrassowitz Verlag, Wiesbaden as volume 43 in the series Balkanologische Veröffenlichungen. In addition, I authored two books in Serbian and a number of articles which appeared in Religion, State and Society, Southeast European Politics, Balkanologie, Jahrbücher für Geschichte und Kultur Südosteuropas, Religion in Eastern Europe and several edited volumes.
My main research interests are in the relationship between religion and nationalism and the influence of modernization on religious institutions and popular religiosity in Central Europe and the Balkans.
For my individual research I have been awarded fellowships with the Humboldt Foundation, the Collegium Budapest, the Center for Advanced Studies Sofia, the Open Society Institute, the Kokkalis Foundation and the Institute for Textbook Research in Braunschweig.
I have also participated in several group research projects such as “Balkan Societies in Change: The Use of Historical Myths” conducted by the Institute for History, Sarajevo, and the University of Oslo; “Traditions of Historical Consciousness” of the Witten/Herdecke and Free University Berlin; and “Churches in the Former Yugoslavia” of the University of Münster.

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