Associate Professor of History
- Office: Old Laundry Building 316
- Office hours: Tues 1:00-3:00, Thurs 1:00-3:00, Friday By Appt.
- Phone: 437-5669
- Box: 125
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Miki Pohl received her B.A. in Liberal Studies from the Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington (1989), and Ph.D. in modern Russian history from Indiana University at Bloomington, Indiana (1999). Her research focuses on the Soviet Union after Stalin. Other research and teaching interests include the history of Kazakhstan and Chechnya, diasporas in the borderlands of the former Soviet Union, youth and children in Russia and Europe, and Russian and Eurasian popular culture.
Pohl is completing a manuscript on the history of Astana, the new capital of Kazakhstan. It focuses on destalinization and the interaction of various ethnic groups during the Virgin Lands campaign, a settlement drive that started under Nikita Khrushchev. Among her recent publications are "Anna Politkovskaya and Ramzan Kadyrov: Exposing the Kadyrov Syndrome," in Problems of Post-Communism, Vol. 54, No. 5, September-October 2007, pp. 30-39; "The 'Planet of 100 Languages': Ethnic Relations and Soviet Identity in the Virgin Lands," in Nicholas Breyfogle, Abby Schrader, and Willard Sunderland, eds., Peopling the Russian Periphery: Borderland Colonization in Eurasian History (London and New York, 2007); and "Women and Girls in the Virgin Lands," in Melanie Iliç, Susan E. Reid, and Lynne Attwood, Women in the Khrushchev Era (Basingstoke and New York, 2004), pp. 52 -74.