Tijana Krstic is a historian of the early modern Ottoman Empire. More broadly, she is interested in social, cultural and religious history of the early modern Mediterranean and Central Europe, especially in circulation of texts, artifacts, people and religio-political concepts across imperial, cultural and confessional boundaries. Her first project explored how various Ottoman Muslim and Christian authors narrated the phenomenon of conversion to Islam in the empire's formative period, between the fifteenth and seventeenth centuries. Her new project turns towards the early modern Mediterranean to study the experiences of Morisco refugees to the Ottoman Empire in the context of Ottoman-Habsburg relations and broader early modern religio-political developments.
Prior to coming to CEU, Tijana Krstic taught at Penn State University's Department of History and Religious Studies Program (2006-09) and at Northwestern University's Department of History as a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow (2004-06). She is a recipient of several prestigious research grants and the author of Contested Conversions to Islam: Narratives of Religious Change and Communal Politics in the Early Modern Ottoman Empire (Stanford University Press, 2011). Her new project is entitled "A Mediterranean Network: Spanish Moriscos in the Ottoman Empire and Beyond, 1570s-1620s."