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 willingly relocated, or were internally deported, across vast expanses to unfamiliar landscapes, sometimes temporarily, but too often, permanently. I am most interested in cultural relations and supply chain impacts on both migrants,  local communities, and market institutions throughout the Central Asian region. 

Courses Taught:

(as TA)

History 17A – Fall 2022

History 4C – Spring 2021, Spring 2022

History 2A – Fall 2021

History 2B – Winter 2022

Awards & Professional Activities:

  • 2022 Title VIII, ASU’s Melikian Center Critical Languages Institute
  • 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