MMag. Dr. phil

Ljiljana Radonić

Tel.   (+43 1) 515 81 – 3326



Born 1981 in Zagreb (Croatia), MMag. Dr. phil

MA in political science and philosophy as well as in translation studies (Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian and English) at the University of Vienna. 2006–2009 PhD fellowship at the Initiativkolleg „Cultures of Difference. Transformation Processes in the Central European Region“. PhD graduation in 2009 at the University of Vienna. Since 2004 lecturer at the Department of Political Science at the University of Vienna. 2009-2013 postdoc-coordinator of the PhD program „Austrian Galicia and its Multicultural Heritage“ funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) at the University of Vienna. Visiting professor at Gießen University in Germany in the summer semester 2015: Interdisciplinary professorship for Critical Theory of the Society. Research fellow at the International Research Center for Cultural Studies (IFK) in the winter semester 2016/17. In the summer semester 2017 visiting professor at the Centre for Jewish Studies, Graz University. Since 2013 employed at the IKT within the context of her habilitation project about World War II in Post-Communist Memorial Museums, from 2013—2017 APART post-doc fellowship at the Austrian Academy of Sciences, 2018/19 funded by the Elise-Richter-Program of the Austrian Science Fund — FWF. She was awarded the ERC Consolidator Grant in 2018 and heads a project on "Globalized Memorial Museums. Exhibiting Atrocities in the Era of Claims for Moral Universals" from 2019-2024.

Areas of Specialization

Museum representations of genocide and war, Memory politics in Central and South East Europe, Memory theory with focus on WWII and the communist era, theory of antisemitism, Kritische Theorie/Frankfurt School, Psychoanalysis as a theory of society, critical gender studies

Responsibilities at IKT

ERC project "Globalized Memorial Museums. Exhibiting Atrocities in the Era of Claims for Moral Universals"