Brigitte LeNormand

Associate Professor

On Leave Until: December 31, 2023
Phone: 250.807.8232

Graduate student supervisor

Research Summary

Urban studies; socialist Yugoslavia; labour migration in Cold War Europe.

Courses & Teaching

European urban history; Modern Eastern Europe; the Soviet Union; Modern France; urban studies. Specifically: HIST 115 World History from First to Second World War; HIST 126 History of Western Civilization; HIST 336 Eastern Europe During the Cold War; HIST 443 20th-Century Russia


PhD, University of California, Los Angeles
MA, University of Toronto
BA, McGill University

Selected Publications & Presentations

Google Scholar

“The Gastarbajters as a Transnational Yugoslav Working Class.” In Bringing Class Back In: the Dynamics of Social Change in (Post) Yugoslavia, edited by Paul Stubbs, Igor Duda and Rory Archer. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2016.

Designing Tito’s Capital: Urban Planners, Modernism and Socialism, University of Pittsburgh Press, 2014.

“Is There a Specific Ambivalence of the Sacred? Illustrations from the Apparition of Medjugorje and the Movement of Sant’Egidio,” co-written with Mariano Barbato and Chiara De Franco, Politics, Religion and Ideology, 2012, Volume 13, Issue 1.

“The House that Socialism Built: Reform, Consumption and Inequality in Postwar Yugoslavia,” in Paulina Bren and Mary Neuberger, eds., Communism Unwrapped: Cultures of Consumption in Postwar Eastern Europe, Oxford University Press: 2012.

“Automobility in Yugoslavia Between Urban Planner, Market and Motorist: the Case of Belgrade, 1945-1972,” in Lewis Siegelbaum, ed., The Socialist Car: Automobiles in Eastern Europe, Cornell University Press: 2011.

“Urban Development in Belgrade, 1945-1980,” Informationen zur Modernen Stadtgeschichte, special issue on Southern European Cities, 2009, No. 1.

“The Modernist City Reconsidered: Changing Attitudes of Social Scientists and Urban Designers in 1960s Yugoslavia,” Tokovi Istorije 2008, No. 3-4.

“The House that Socialism Built: Reform, Consumption and Inequality in Postwar Yugoslavia,” Max Weber Programme Working Paper, European University Institute, Florence, 2008.

“Make No Little Plan: Modernist Projects and Spontaneous Growth in Belgrade, 1945-1967,” East Central Europe, 2006, Vol. 33, No.1-2.


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