On Campus | Alumni
Location: Encina Hall West, room 208
with Adrienne Edgar, Associate Professor of History, UC Santa Barbara The Soviet regime welcomed interethnic marriage as a concrete manifestation of the “friendship of peoples,” and Soviet social scientists spared no effort to show that such marriages were increasing from year to year. Little is known, however, about how members of mixed couples and families viewed their place in Soviet society. My lecture will investigate this question based on oral history interviews conducted in Kazakhstan and Tajikistan. Adrienne Edgar is an associate professor of modern Russian and Central Asian history at the University of California, Santa Barbara. After receiving her Ph.D. from UC Berkeley in 1999, she spent one year at Harvard University on a post-doctoral fellowship before taking up her current position. Edgar is the author of Tribal Nation: The Making of Soviet Turkmenistan (Princeton University Press, 2004), and a number of articles on ethnicity, nationality, and gender in Soviet Central Asia. She is currently working on a book about ethnic intermarriage in the Soviet Union.
Sponsor: CREEES Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies
Audience: General Public