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Elitza Stanoeva

Elitza Stanoeva Sofia University
“1,300 Years Bulgaria” and “750 Years Berlin”: Comparing National and International Objectives in Late-socialist Anniversary Celebrations
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Elitza Stanoeva studied Philosophy at Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski" and History at the Central European University in Budapest. She received her PhD in History from the Technical University in Berlin (2013) with a dissertation on Sofia: The Socialist City in Its Monumental Vision and Practice. Since 2014, she is a Visiting Assistant Professor at the Department of Sociology at Sofia University where she teaches MA course in Urban History. She has been a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study in Konstanz (April 2014 - March 2015) and at the Center for Contemporary History in Potsdam (June - August 2015). Her research interests are in history of communism, including bureaucracy and inter-institutional conflicts, socialist trade and consumption, as well as socialist celebrations and monumental space production.

Selected Publications:
София: идеология, градоустройство и живот през социализма [Sofia: ideology, urban planning and life under socialism]. Sofia: Prosveta, 2016 (in print)
"Социалистическата търговия в България (1954-1963): идеология, дисциплина и маркетинг" [Socialist trade in Bulgaria (1954-1963): ideology, discipline and marketing], Sociological Problems 3-4/2015: 228-249
"Architectural Praxis in Sofia: The Changing Perception of ‘Oriental' Urbanity and ‘European' Urbanism (1879-1940)," in Jan C. Behrends and Martin Kohlrausch (eds.), Races to Modernity: Metropolitan Aspirations in Eastern Europe, 1890-1940. Budapest: CEU Press, 2014, 177-201
"The Dead Body of the Leader as an Organizing Principle of Socialist Public Space: The Mausoleum of Georgi Dimitrov in Sofia," in Maren Behrensen, Lois Lee and Ahmet S. Tekelioglu (eds.), Modernities Revisited. Vienna: IWM Junior Visiting Fellows' Conference, 2011
"Sofia," in Emily G. Makas and Tanja D. Conley (eds.), Capital Cities in the Aftermath of Empires: Planning Central and Southeastern Europe. London: Routledge, 2010, 91-107

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