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Evguenia Davidova


East Hall Building 337



Office Hours

Winter 2016

W 1400-1500
R 1300-1400
and by appointment

Evguenia Davidova

Ph. D. History, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

M.A. History, Sofia University


Associate Professor of International Studies and University Studies at Portland State University, teaches courses with a regional focus on Europe.


Research interests

Southeastern Europe (19th-20th Century): Nationalism; Travel; Medical Practices.

Recent publications


Evguenia Davidova, ed. Wealth in the Ottoman and post-Ottoman Balkans: A Socio-Economic History (London: I.B. Tauris, 2016).

Balkan Transitions to Modernity and Nation-States through the Eyes of Three Generations of Merchants (1780s-1890s) (Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2013).


“The Nineteenth-Century Balkan Bourgeoisie: Praised and Vilified  (Some Historiographical Approaches),” in Balkan Nationalism(s) and the Ottoman Empire, ed. Dimitris Stamatopoulos, Vol. 1: National Movements and Representations (Istanbul: The Isis Press, 2015), 47-61.


“Business Partnerships and Practices from the Nineteenth-Century Ottoman Balkans," Turcica 44 (2012-2013): 203-231.

“‘Graecomans’ into Bulgarians: Shifting Perceptions of Greek-Bulgarian Interethnic Marriages in the Nineteenth Century,” Balkanologie, Vol. XIV, n° 1-2 | décembre 2012, [En ligne], mis en ligne le 25 janvier 2013. URL

“Gender and Culture in the Turkish Province: The Observations of a Russian Woman Traveler (1868),” Aspasia. The International Yearbook of Central, Eastern, and Southeastern European Women's and Gender History 6 (2012): 79-95.

Courses Taught

  • Intl 226 Introduction to European Studies
  • Intl 351 The City in Europe
  • HST 459/558 Roma/Gypsy in Eastern Europe
  • INTL 399 Eastern Europe Through Film (not frequently offered)
  • INTL 407 Seminar (Nationalism)