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Jeff Sahadeo

Eastern European, Russian and Central Asian politics, societies and history; Empire, diaspora, and cross-cultural relations; Ethnicity and nationalism

Degrees:BA (Simon Fraser) MA (Carleton) PhD (Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Phone:613-520-2600 x 2996
Office:3305 RB

Associate Professor

Jeff Sahadeo received his PhD from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, in 2000. He joined Carleton after three years teaching at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. His teaching interests include diaspora, migration, and empire in Eastern Europe and Asia. He also works on issues of colonialism, nationality, frontiers, and borders in relations of power and the creation of identities and states. A specialist on Central Asia, Dr. Sahadeo has conducted extensive work in Uzbekistan. He also teaches courses on the eastwards expansion of the European Union.

Dr. Sahadeo’s current research focuses on issues of migration and interethnic contact between Asian populations of the (former) Soviet Union and majority Russians in the cities of Leningrad/ St. Petersburg and Moscow in the post World War II era.

Selected Publications

History, Memory and the Quest for Conflict Resolution in Southern Kyrgyzstan and the Ferghana Valley” In Conflict Management after Empire in Eurasia: Beyond the Liberal Peace. Ed. Catherine Owen, Shairbek Juraev and Nicholas Megoran (forthcoming, Rowman and Littlefield)

“Black Snouts Go Home! Migration and Race in Late Soviet Leningrad and Moscow” Journal of Modern History 88, no. 4 (2016): 797-826

“Home and Away: Why the Asian Periphery Matters in Soviet History” Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History 16, no. 2 (2015): 375-388.

“Soviet Blacks and Place Making in Leningrad and Moscow” Slavic Review, 71, no. 2 (Summer 2012): 331-358

“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.

Russian Colonial Society in Tashkent, 1865-1923 (Indiana University Press, 2007)
(Winner, Central Eurasian Studies Society Best Book in History and the Humanities, 2007-2008)

Everyday Life in Central Asia, Past and Present (coeditor, with Russell Zanca), (Indiana University Press, 2007)