Vjeran Kursar (b. 1975, Zagreb) graduated with a double major in History and Turkish Studies at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb. He got his MA in Ottoman History from Bilkent University, Ankara (2007). In 2010 he graduated with a PhD thesis entitled “Non-Muslims and the functioning of a premodern multi-confessional society in Ottoman Bosnia (1463 – ca. 1750)” at the Department of History, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb. He is working as an Associate Professor at the Department of Turkish Studies and Department of History, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb, where he teaches classes on Ottoman history. His main fields of interest are Early Modern History of the Balkans and the Ottoman Empire, Legal and Cultural History of the Ottoman Empire, Islamic Law, Islamic Studies, and Ethnic and Confessional Relations in the Balkans. He is the author of “Croatian Levantines in Ottoman Istanbul” (2021) and the co-editor, with Nenad Moačanin and Kornelija Jurin Starčević, of “Evliya Çelebi in the Borderlands: New Insights and Novel Approaches to the Seyahatname (Western Balkans and Iran Sections)” (2021).
CV updated on 2023-10-16.