Vladislav Lilic (https://as.vanderbilt.edu/hist...) is a fifth-year graduate student in Modern European History at Vanderbilt University. His doctoral project traces how imperial legal reform and everyday encounters with the law molded state and nation formation in late Ottoman Balkans (c. 1830-1912). Supported by the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES), the Central European History Society (CEHS), and the Social Science Research Council (SSRC), Vladislav has conducted dissertation research in a dozen archives in Austria, Bulgaria, Germany, Montenegro, and Serbia. His advisor is Professor Emily Greble, with whom Vladislav has co-authored an historiographical essay forthcoming in The American Historical Review (summer 2023). You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.