Russian, East European and Eurasian Center
(2019-04-22)This analysis of the intellectual trajectories and changing political identities of liberal proponents of reform in Bukhara in the early communist period is concerned primarily with three questions: First, what can a close ...
The center cannot hold?: Elite mobility and patronage in the North Caucasus during the Soviet and post-Soviet periods (2018-07-18)This thesis explores the evolution of elite mobility and patronage in the North Caucasus across the Soviet and post-Soviet periods. The North Caucasus is defined as Dagestan, Chechnya, Ingushetia, North Ossetia, ...
(2017-12-11)This thesis will investigate the 2005 uprising in Andijan as a case study to question whether it was a radical Islamist revolt against a secular regime, as labeled by the government some scholars argued, or a reaction to ...
Burning flames and seething brains: Passion, imagination, and madness in Karamzin, Pushkin, and Gogol (2017-12-14)My thesis begins with an overview of sensibility (chuvstvitel'nost') and passion (strast') in Russian Sentimentalism, with a focus on the prose fiction of Nikolai Karamzin. After describing the correlation between passion ...
(2017-07-20)This thesis explores the third parties involvement process in conflicts, particularly in the example of the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE)’s involvement process in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. ...