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Last updated September 2019

Michael F. Hancock-Parmer

Assistant Professor of History
P.O. Box 1000 Ferrum, VA 24088
mhancock-parmer(at)ferrum(dot)edu

Education

Ph.D.
Indiana University (2017) Russian & Central Asian History

M.A.
Indiana University (2011) Central Eurasian Studies

B.A.
Western Michigan University (2003)

Teaching Experience

2018-present
Assistant Professor, Ferrum College

2017-2018
Adjunct Professor, Virginia Tech University

2017
Adjunct Professor, Nazarbayev University (Kazakhstan)

2016-2018
Adjunct Professor, Roanoke College

2016
Adjunct Professor, Albion College

Publications and Talks

Peer-Reviewed

“Central Asia before the Advent of Russian Dominion,” In The Routledge Handbook on contemporary Central Asia, edited by Rico Isaacs (Routledge, forthcoming)

The Soviet Study of the Bare Footed Flight of the Kazakhs,” Central Asian Survey 34, no. 3 (2015): 281-295

“The Creation of Elim-Ai: National Lament for National Tragedy,” In Qazaq khandyghy: tarikh, teoriia zhane bugingi kun [The Kazakh Khanate: History, Theory, and the Present], edited by Gh. Mutanov, T. Ramazanov, and A. Zhumadil, 143-148 (Almaty: Qazaq Universiteti, 2015)Book Reviews

Book Reviews

“Flight and Famine: Interrogating Collectivization, Stalinism, and Genocide,” Kritika 20, no. 3 (2019), book review essay of three works: The Hungry Steppe, Sarah Cameron; Stalin’s Nomads, Robert Kindler; and Nomads and Soviet Rule, Alun Thomas. [PDF]

Jeff Eden, Paolo Sartori, Devin DeWeese, eds. Beyond Modernism: Rethinking Islam in Russia, Central Asia and Western China (19th-20th Centuries). Journal of Economic and Social History of the Orient. In Canadian-American Slavic Studies, 52, no. 2 (2016) [PDF]

Alfrid Bustanov. Soviet Orientalism and the Creation of Central Asian Nations. In Central Asian Survey 35, no. 3 (2016) [PDF]

Joo-Yup Lee. Qazaqlïq, or Ambitious Brigandage, and the Formation of the Qazaqs: State and Identity in Post-Mongol Eurasia. Boston: Brill. In Central Asian Survey 35, no. 4 (2016) [PDF]

Beatrice Teissier, Into the Kazakhs Steppe: John Castle’s Mission to Khan Abulkhayir (1736). Oxford: Signal Books. In Central Asian Survey 34, no. 3 (2015). [PDF]

Honors and Awards

2019
New Faculty Grant, Ferrum College
2014
Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship
2008-2012
Title VIII Travel Support and Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships for study of Arabic, Persian, and Kazakh

Research Languages

Russian
Kazakh
Uzbek
Chaghatay (Turki)
German
French
Spanish