Personal Statement:

My research focuses on forced and voluntary migrations to and from the peripheries in the late Russian Empire and the Soviet period, particularly Central Asia. Under the two regimes, people from all corners of the territories, from all nationalities and ethnicities relocated, or were moved, across vast expanses to unfamiliar landscapes, sometimes temporarily, but too often, permanently. I am most interested in the cultural and supply chain impacts on both relocated peoples and local communities. 

Courses Taught:

History 4C – Spring 2021

History 2A – Fall 2021

History 2B – Winter 2022

Awards & Professional Activities:

  • 2021 Title VIII, ASU’s Melikian Center Critical Languages Institute
  • 2014 Howard Starret Memorial Award for the College of Arts and Letters, CSU – Los Angeles