Faculty Bio

Michaela Pohl

Associate Professor of History

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, Kazakhstan, Chechens in past and present, and diasporas in the borderlands of the former Soviet Union.

Among Professor Pohl's publications are "From White Grave to Tselinograd to Astana: The Virgin Lands Opening, Khrushchev's Forgotten First Reform,” in Denis Kozlov and Eleanor Gilburd, eds., The Thaw: Soviet Society and Culture During the 1950s and 1960s (University of Toronto Press, 2013); “Anna Politkovskaya and Ramzan Kadyrov:  Exposing the Kadyrov Syndrome,” in Problems of  Post-Communism, Vol. 54, No. 5,  September-October 2007, pp. 30-39; and Ideologies of Identity: “Volk” and “narod” in Nazi and Stalinist Folkloristics, MacArthur Occasional Paper No. 28 (Bloomington, 1995).