- Contributors to This Issue
Alexander E. Balistreri is a research associate at the University of Basel and a PhD candidate at Princeton University. His current research compares state-building projects in the Anatolian-Caucasian borderlands. He is the author of, among other works, “Echoes of Revolution on the Border: The Year 1917 in Kars,” to be published in Turkish in Yüzyılın Ötesinde Ekim Devrimi ve Türkiye (Beyond the October Revolution in Turkey), ed. Erdem Akbulut and Erol Ülker (forthcoming in 2019).
Adrienne L. Edgar is Associate Professor of Russian and Central Asian History at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and the author of Tribal Nation: The Making of Soviet Turkmenistan (2004). She is co-editing a forthcoming volume on intermarriage in Eastern Europe and Eurasia and completing a monograph on ethnic intermarriage in Soviet Central Asia.
Christine E. Evans is Associate Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Her first book, Between Truth and Time: A History of Soviet Central Television (2016), received Honorable Mention for the 2017 USC Book Prize for Literary and Cultural Studies of the Association for Slavic, Eastern European, and Eurasian Studies. Her current research, conducted jointly with Lars Lundgren (Södertörn University), explores the construction of global satellite communications infrastructure during the Cold War.
Ali İğmen, Professor of Central Asian History and Director of the Oral History Program at California State University, Long Beach, is the current president of the Central Eurasian Studies Society. His Speaking Soviet with an Accent: Culture and Power in Kyrgyzstan (2012) was a finalist for the Best Book Prize of the Central Eurasian Studies Society. He works on the history of Soviet culture and gender politics in Central Eurasia and is presently writing his second book on four Kyrgyz actresses whose lives and work reflect Soviet gender and cultural policies of the 1950s to 1980s.
Marianne Kamp, Associate Professor of Central Eurasian Studies at Indiana University, is an oral historian whose first book, The New Woman in Uzbekistan (2006), drew on women’s stories of the unveiling campaign. Her collaborative project collecting oral histories of agricultural collectivization has resulted in numerous chapters and articles, including “Kinship and Orphans: Rural Uzbeks and Loss of Parents in the 1920s and 1930s,” in The Family in Central Asia: New Perspectives, ed. Sophie Roche, 242–69 (2017); and, with Russell Zanca, “Recollections of Collectivization in Uzbekistan: Stalinism and Local Activism,” Central Asian Survey 36, 1 (2017): 55–72. Kamp’s current research uses bigenerational oral histories of family formation in Central Asia to assess post-Soviet social change.
Evgenii A. Krestiannikov is Professor of History and Head of the Laboratory of Historical and Ecological Anthropology at Tiumen´ State University. His recent publications include Pravosudie v Zapadnoi Sibiri (XIX–nachalo XX v.): Reformy, chinovniki, uchrezhdeniia (Justice in Western Siberia in the 19th and Early 20th Centuries: Reforms, Officials, Institutions ), and “Realizatsiia idei sud´i-sledovatelia v mirovoi iustitsii dorevoliutsionnoi Sibiri” (Implementing the Idea of a Judge-Investigator in Prerevolutionary Siberia), Cahiers du monde russe 58, 4 (2017): 555–88. He explores consistent patterns and conditions affecting the development of the state and the legal system in the late Russian Empire.
Jeff Sahadeo is Associate Professor at the Institute of European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies, Carleton University. He is the author of Voices from the Soviet Edge: Southern Migrants in Leningrad and Moscow (2019) and Russian Colonial Society in Tashkent, 1865–1923 (2007). He also co-edited, with Russell Zanca, Everyday Life in Central Asia: Past and Present (2007); and his articles have appeared in the Journal of Modern History, Slavic Review, Kritika, and elsewhere.