Jelena Batinic is a historian of modern Europe with a research focus on the modern Balkans. Her research interests include war and society, revolutionary movements, World War II, and gender history. She is the author of Women and Yugoslav Partisans: A History of World War II Resistance (Cambridge University Press, 2015), which was awarded the 2016 Barbara Jelavich Prize of the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies.

Dr. Batinic has served as an Undergraduate Advising Director at Stanford University since 2015. Her conversations with advisees address topics such as academic planning and progress, research, fellowships, and post-graduate study. She is the Stanford liaison for the prestigious Beinecke scholarship.

Prior to joining the Academic Advising team, Jelena Batinic was a Fellow in the Thinking Matters Program at Stanford. Besides Thinking Matters, she has taught in Stanford’s Department of History.

Currently teaching:
History 31Q: Resistance and Collaboration in Hitler's Europe (Winter 2024)

Current Role at Stanford

Undergraduate Advising Director

Education & Certifications

  • PhD, Stanford University, History
  • MA, The Ohio State University, Women's Studies; History
  • BS/MS, University of Belgrade, Mechanical Engineering