Mary Neuburger

ProfessorPh.D., 1997, University of Washington

Mary Neuburger


  • Phone: 512-232-4124
  • Office: BUR 456
  • Office Hours: Spring 2015: T 10 a.m.-12 p.m., W 2-3:30 p.m., Th 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • Campus Mail Code: B7000


Research interests

Professor Neuburger's focus is on modern eastern Europe with a specialization in southeastern Europe. Her research interests include urban culture, consumption, commodity exchange, gender and nationalism.

Courses taught

Her courses explore ethnic conflict, nationalism, gender, and other topics in East Central European as well as Balkan history.


Recent Publications: 

Professor Neuburger's book, The Orient Within: Muslim Minorites and the Negotiation of Nationhood in Modern Bulgaria (2004), explores the evolution of Bulgarian nationalism in light of encounters with the Islamic past and a Muslim minority presence. Her recent book, Balkan Smoke: Tobacco and the Making of Modern Bulgaria (Cornell, 2012) explores the production, exchange, and consumption of tobacco in Bulgaria (and beyond) in the 19th and 20th centuries. She also has a recently released co-edited book with Dr. Paulina Bren, Communism Unwrapped: Consumption in Cold War Eastern Europe, which carefully outlines and compiles new work on the distinct and varied concerns linked to consumption under communism across Eastern Europe.


 LINK to Dr Neuburger's website.


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External Links

  • Center for Women's and Gender Studies

    University of Texas at Austin
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    2505 University Avenue, A4900
    Austin, Texas 78712