ivana mihaela žimbrek


welcome to my website

hi there. my name is ivana mihaela, and most of the time i am a phd candidate in history at central european university in budapest/vienna.

right now i am stationed in belgrade, where i do research for my phd project on the history of department stores in socialist yugoslavia. more broadly, i am also intersted in architecture and urban history, history of labor and material culture, as well as transnational history of state-socialism in east central europe.

when i am not wasting my youth in the phd office, i enjoy low-effort political organizing, writing on art, design, and feminism, taking analog photos, and being bad at journaling.

academic activities

cv + conferences & publications


stuff i write and translate


other stuff i do


if you would like to talk to me for whatever reason, please email me at: imz@ivana.su