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Jeff Sahadeo

Associate Professor, Associate Director of EURUS – Russian and Eurasian History, Contemporary Central Asia and the Caucasus

Degrees:Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Phone:613-520-2600 x 2996
Email:jeff.sahadeo@carleton.ca
Office:3314 Richcraft Hall (former River Building)

Research Interests Related to European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies

Russian, East European, and Eurasian history; Empire and imperialism in Russia and Central Asia; diaspora and migration; contemporary Central Asia and the Caucasus; nationalism and minorities; comparative colonialisms.

Current Research Projects

  • The Impact of History and Memory on Ethnic Relations in Kyrgyzstan (in conjunction with the Global Centre for Pluralism)
  • The Multinational Soviet City: Caucasus and Central Asian Migration to Leningrad and Moscow, 1945-1991 (funded by a SSHRC standard research grant)

Areas of Current Teaching

  • EURR 5001 Interdisciplinary Seminar in European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies
  • EURR 5200 Interdisciplinary Seminar in Russian and Eurasian Studies
  • EURR 4203/5203 and HIST 4603/5603:  Imperial and Soviet Russia
  • PSCI 4503:  Politics of Central Eurasia
  • PSCI 4504: Politics of the Caucasus and the Caspian Basin
  • EURR 5202: Nazism and Stalinism (co-taught course with James Casteel)

Selected Publications Relating to European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies

BOOKS

  • Russian Colonial Society in Tashkent, 1865-1923  (Indiana University Press, 2007). 
  • Everyday Life in Central Asia, Past and Present (co-editor, with Russell Zanca), (Indiana University Press, 2007).

SELECTED ARTICLES

  • “Black Snouts Go Home! Migration and Race in Late Soviet Leningrad and Moscow,” Journal of Modern History 88, no.4 (2016): 797-826.
  • “We’re Exceptional Too!: Power, Peripheries and Imperial Connections. Julian Go’s Patterns of Empire Viewed from the Russian Borderlands” Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa, and the Middle East 34, no. 3 (2014): 630-6.
  • “Soviet Blacks and Place Making in Leningrad and Moscow” Slavic Review, 71, no. 2 (Summer 2012): 331-358.
  • “The Accidental Traders:  Marginalization and Opportunity from the Southern Republics to Late Soviet Moscow” Central Asian Survey 30, nos. 3-4 (2011): 521-540 (republished in Movement, Power and Place in Central Asia: Contested Trajectories (London: Routledge, 2012).
  • “Visions of Empire:  Russia’s Place in an Imperial World” Kritika:  Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History 11, no. 2 (Spring 2010): 381-409.
  • “Epidemic and Empire:  Ethnicity, Class, and ‘Civilization’ in the 1892 Tashkent Cholera Riot”  Slavic Review 64, no. 1 (Spring 2005): 117-139.
  • “Empire of Memories:  Conquest and Civilization in Imperial Russian Tashkent” Canadian Slavonic Papers XLVI no. 1-2 (March-June 2004): 395-417.

SELECTED CHAPTERS IN EDITED BOOKS

  • “Russia and Central Asia: Does the Tail Wag the Dog?” In Russia after 2012: From Putin to Medvedev to Putin.  Continuity, Change, or Revolution, ed. J. Larry Black and Michael Johns (Routledge, 2013), 167-183.
  • “Regional Histories, Critical Thought, and the University of Central Asia:  Between Global and Local, North and South” Globalization on the Margins: Education and Postsocialist Reform in Central Asia ed. Iveta Silova (Information Age Publishing, 2011), 95-116.
  • “Without the Past There is No Future:  Archives, Authority, and History in Uzbekistan” in Archive Stories:  Facts, Fictions, and the Writing of History ed. Antoinette Burton (Duke University Press, 2005), 44-67.

RECENT SCHOLARLY PRESENTATIONS 

  •  “(Un)Welcome Guests: Caucasus Traders in Late Soviet Leningrad and Moscow” Caucasus Connections, Conference sponsored by the American Research Institute of the South Caucasus, Indiana University, 4 April 2014
  • “Central Asian Migration to the RSFSR: Opportunities, Challenges, Legacies” Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey, January 2014
  • “Home and Away: Why the Asian Periphery Matters in Soviet History” Central Eurasian Studies Society Annual Convention, Madison WI, October 2013
  • “Soviet Central Asian Traders in Leningrad and Moscow” All Souls College, Oxford University, December 2010
  • “To Be Young Again:  Age and Generation in Brezhnev Era Oral Histories” Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies Annual Convention, Washington, DC, November 2011

PUBLIC SERVICE

Media Appearances on Crisis in Ukraine, 2013-4:

  • The National, 22 April 2014
  • CTV Powerplay 22 April 2014
  • Globe and Mail article on Moldova and Ukraine, 20 March 2014
  • EURUS Blog on Crisis on Ukraine, Entries March-April 2014
  • Hays Advantage, Bloomberg News, 15 March 2014
  • Cited in CBC News online, 3,4 March 2014
  • Canada AM, 5 March 2014
  • Lang and O’Leary Exchange, 4 March 2014
  • CFRA Radio, 24 and 27 February, 4 and 25 March, 2 September 2014
  • The Agenda, TVO, 24 February 2014
  • Sun News Network, 12 December 2013 and 4 March 2014
  • CTV Newsnet, 5 August and 1 September 2014