Suzana Vuljevic

Translator and an intellectual historian of modern Europe with a focus on the nexus of culture and politics, women’s movements and pan-Balkanism. She holds a Ph.D. in History and Comparative Literature from Columbia University. Research editor at EuropeNow journal. Her work has been published in AGNI, Asymptote, Exchanges and elsewhere.


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Vaccinating Yugoslavia

When communism beat smallpox

The response of the Yugoslav state to the smallpox epidemic in Kosovo in 1972 was mandatory nationwide vaccination. Although the campaign was conducted under martial law, the population played along. Fifty years later, vaccination rates in the former Yugoslavia are among the lowest in Europe.