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I am going into my last year of graduate studies (thank God!) and currently spending my time trying to complete my dissertation. My project is a humble attempt to write an intellectual history of the Third World/Global South during the period between World War I and World War II. Inspired by the fantastic work of Vijay Prashad (especially his book The Darker Nations), I link the writings of people from the Middle East, Asia, the Americas, and Africa to tell a story about the emergence of the Third World project. In particular, I am focusing on a university that the Soviet Union founded solely for people of color. Ho Chi Minh, Nazim Hikmet, and Jomo Kenyatta were students at the university, while M.N. Roy and Mir-Said Sultan Galiev served as teachers. I spent nearly 8 months in Russian archives and have conducted research in three different countries. This dissertation includes sources in Arabic, Vietnamese, French, Russian, and English.
I welcome any questions you have about my research or the history department.
- MA Georgetown Univ
- BA George Washington Univ, 05/2006
- Soviet nationalities policy, Central Asia, Asia, Africa, nationalism, Third World/Global South