Dr. Simeon Simeonov has PhD in History from the Brown University, Department of History. His research interests are globalization; slavery and abolition; capitalism; migration; citizenship; human rights.
Some of his recent publications include:
- “Consular Recognition, Partial Neutrality, and the Making of Atlantic Diplomacy (1776–1825),” Diplomatic History 46:1 (January 2022): 144-172;
- “Jacksonian Consular Reform and the Forging of America’s First Global Bureaucracy,” Journal of Policy History 33:4 (October 2021): 401 – 428;
- “Miranda in the Balkans: decadent despotism, consulship, and the making of a south-eastern revolutionary in the Age of Revolution,” Journal of Global History 16:3 (2021): 375-394;
- “‘Insurgentes, Self-Styled Patriots’: Consuls, Privateers, Slavers, and Mariners in the Making of the Privateering Archipelago,” Journal of Global Slavery 5:3 (2020): 291-321
Тransnationals: Consuls and the Making of the Modern Balkans (1787-1908) examines the role of consuls in the creation of new nation-states, the establishment of economic interdependencies, and the rise of new notions of citizenship in the nineteenth-century Balkans. The project aims to bring together insights from history, urban studies, migration studies, law and economics, and the digital humanities to map and analyze the way in which consular networks reconfigured urban spaces in the late Ottoman Empire and the various new nation-states that emerged in Southeastern Europe. It seeks to answer the question of what role consuls played in the making of the modern Balkans at the intersection of state formation, imperialism, and new notions of citizenship.