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Archival Whispers: Dilemmas of Family Reunification in the Post-1918 Balkans

Archival Whispers: Dilemmas of Family Reunification in the Post-1918 Balkans

Bunche Hall Rm 6275

The UCLA European History Colloquium, co-sponsored by the Center for European and Russian Studies, will be on Tuesday, April 23rd, at 4pm PST, in Bunche Hall 6275 and via Zoom Webinar. Theodora Dragostinova, Professor of History at Ohio State University will give a talk entitled "Archival Whispers: Dilemmas of Family Reunification in the Post-1918 Balkans".

About the Speaker

Theodora Dragostinova's research focuses geographically on Modern Europe, the Balkans, and Bulgaria and thematically on comparative nationalism, migration and mobility, and the global Cold War. She is interested in how geopolitics, nationalism, war, shifting borders, and migration dynamics shape the choices of states, communities, and ordinary people. Dragostinova is the author of Between Two Motherlands: Nationality and Emigration among the Greeks of Bulgaria, 1900-1949 (Cornell University Press, 2011) and The Cold War from the Margins: A Small Socialist State on the Global Cultural Scene (Cornell University Press, 2021). She is the coeditor of Beyond Mosque, Church, and State: Alternative Narratives of the Nation in the Balkans (Central European University Press, 2016) and Re-Imagining the Balkans: How to Think and Teach a Region (De Gruyter Oldenbourg, 2023). She is currently working on missing children and divided families in the borderlands of Bulgaria, Serbia, Macedonia, Greece, and Turkey, tentatively entitled "Spoils of War: The Repatriation of Children in the Post-1918 Balkans".


Bunche Hall Room 6275
11282 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095


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Sponsor(s): Center for European and Russian Studies, Department of History

23 Apr 24
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

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