B. le Normand

My research centers on the history of socialist Yugoslavia in a global context. In Designing Tito's Capital: Urban Planning, Modernism, and Socialism in Belgrade (2014), I looked at how Yugoslav urban planners adapted Modernist urban planning theories to the local context, and how this played out in practice.  Citizens without Borders: Yugoslavia and Its Migrant Workers in Western Europe (2021) examines how socialist Yugoslavia perceived its citizens living and working in Northwestern Europe, and analyzes the relationship between these Yugoslavs and their homeland. I am currently working on a global history of the port city Rijeka during the 1950s. I also led a team of researchers in creating the Rijeka Fiume in Flux mobile phone app, which allows users to explore the history of a contested city.