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.