Genki Okuda

Genki Okuda is a visiting researcher at the University of Vienna and joined the NTAutonomy team from March 2022. He studied the history of the Habsburg Monarchy at the University of Tokyo and obtained BA degree in 2019 and MA degree in 2021. He is a research fellow at the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) , and a PhD candidate at the University of Tokyo. He is working on the policies toward the Muslim population in the Habsburg Monarchy after the annexation of Bosnia and Herzegovina for his PhD thesis, with special focus on the drafting process of the Islam Law of 1912, which legally recognized Islam as a religious community and guaranteed Muslims the freedom of their faith in the Austrian half of the empire (Cislaitania).