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Emily Greble

Associate Professor of History; Associate Professor of German, Russian and East European Studies
Director of Graduate Studies

Emily Greble is an historian of the Balkans and Eastern Europe. Her research interests include Islam in Europe, the transition from empire to nation-state, civil conflict, and local responses to socialism. Greble’s book, Sarajevo, 1941-1945: Muslims, Christians, and Jews in Hitler's Europe (Cornell, 2011) examines the persistence of institutions and networks in the city of Sarajevo under Nazi occupation during the Second World War. She is currently writing a history of Muslims in the post-Ottoman Balkans, which explores how Muslims living in new European states engaged with discourses of citizenship, migration, and secularism, and how Islamic institutions, like a Sharia judiciary, became integrated into modern European state structures.

Greble’s work has been supported by numerous grants, including Fulbright, Fulbright-Hays, ACLS, the Mellon Foundation, IREX, and NEH. She has held residential fellowships at the Remarque Institute at New York University, the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, part of the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies in Washington, D.C.

Greble joined the Vanderbilt faculty in 2017 after teaching at the City College of New York. She teaches a wide range of courses in Slavic Studies, East European History, and European Studies.