Participant Info

First Name
Last Name
Hamilton College
Website URL
Soviet Union, Central Asia, Russia, Uzbekistan
Additional Contact Information
I can provide historical background to current events.

Personal Info

About Me

My research concerns Soviet Central Asia, and I teach extensively on the Soviet Union and Russian Empire as multi-national states. I am currently completing a textbook on the long, intertwined history of Russians and Central Asians.

Recent Publications

Russia and Central Asia: Coexistence, Conquest, Convergence University of Toronto Press, 2019.

“The Puzzle of Manual Harvest in Uzbekistan: Economics, Status and Labour in the Khrushchev Era,” Central Asian Survey Vol. 34, No. 3(2015): 296–309.

“Story, Time and Dependent Nationhood in the Uzbek History Curriculum,” Slavic Review Vol. 66, No. 2(Summer 2007): 257–277.

To Moscow, Not Mecca: The Soviet Campaign Against Islam in Central Asia, 1917–1941.  Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers, 2001.

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Russia
Expertise by Geography
Asia, Russia
Expertise by Chronology
20th century
Expertise by Topic
Economic History, Religion, Women