The entrance to the Department of History’s office in Sidney Smith Hall

Milena Methodieva

Assistant Professor

On Leave: January 7, 2018 to June 30, 2019

Office Location:  Sidney Smith Hall, Room 3115


Milena Methodieva received her PhD from Princeton in 2010. She has a background in Ottoman, East European and modern Middle Eastern history. Her current research focuses on the 19-20th c. Balkans and Ottoman Empire. Dr. Methodieva is particularly interested in topics such as late Ottoman politics and society, the transition from empires to nation-states in the Balkans and the Middle East, population movements, dissemination of ideas, and relations between minorities and majorities. She is currently working on a book manuscript exploring the political mobilization and cultural reform movement among the Muslims in Bulgaria in the period 1878-1908. Her next major research project will look at the social, political, and demographic impact of the large-scale population movements that accompanied the break-up of empires and the establishment of nation-states across the Balkans and Anatolia in the period 1870s-1920s.


  • Ph.D. Princeton
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