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Historian one of seven new department chairs appointed by College of Liberal Arts

Associate Professor Mary Neuburger appointed as the chair of the Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies for 2010-11.

Posted: November 4, 2010
Prof. Mary Neuburger

Prof. Mary Neuburger

Neuburger has been with The University of Texas since 1997. She received her doctorate from the University of Washington. She is the author of The Orient Within: Muslim Minorities and the Negotiation of Nationhood in Modern Bulgaria.

Her second book with the working title "Inhaling Modernity: The Social Life of Tobacco in Bulgaria 1856-1989," is under review at Cornell Press. She is also co-editor, along with Paulina Bren, of Communism Unwrapped: Consumption in Postwar Eastern Europe (Oxford University Press, forthcoming).

"The caliber of scholars who will be joining the College of Liberal Arts in their new leadership roles is phenomenal," says Randy L. Diehl, dean of the College of Liberal Arts. "Each new chair has distinguished herself or himself in his or her respective field and has shown a commitment to teaching. Collectively, they will serve as an incredible asset to their departments and to our college."

Four of the new chairs are women, which brings the proportion of female faculty in leadership roles closer to their numbers within the college faculty.

For more info on the new department chairs, see the news article on the college's website.

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