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“‘It was a pretty good war, but they stopped it too soon’: The American Empire, Native Americans and World War I,” in Empires in the First World War, edited by Andrew Jarboe and Richard Fogarty (I. B. Tauris, forthcoming 2014), 193-216.
“Comparing American and Russian Internal Colonization: The ‘Touch of Civilization’ on the Sioux and Kazakhs,” Western Historical Quarterly XLIII (Spring 2012), 29-52. Winner, 2013 Arrell M. Gibson Award given annually by the Western Historical Association for the best essay on the history of Native Americans.
“Making a Home for the Other: Kazakhs, Sioux, and Self-Determination in Soviet and American Contexts, 1920-1930s,” in The Soviet Union and the United States: Rivals of the Twentieth Century, Coexistence and Competition, edited by Eva-Maria Stolberg (Peter Lang Edition, 2013), 61-86.
Russian Colonization and the Genesis of Kazak National Consciousness. Palgrave-Macmillian, 2003.
“Turkmenbashi: Going it Alone,” Problems of Post-Communism 50 (September-October, 2003): 48-57.
“Russian-English Rivalry in Central Asia,” History of the Turks, Vol. 5 (Turkish Historical Society, 2002).
“International Terrorism and Central Asia”, Central Asia and the Caucasus (#5, 2008), 139-45.
Turkmenistan: Flawed, Fragile and Isolated”, Stable Outside, Fragile Inside?: Post-Soviet Statehood in Central Asia, Edited by Emilian Kavalski (Surry, England: Ashgate, 2010) 175-94.
Central Asian and Russian History, First World War, Nationalism and National Identity, Soviet and Post-Soviet nationalities policy, Imperialism and Colonialism, and American West.
Ph.D., Georgia State University, 1998.
Currently, I am completing my book, ‘The Touch of Civilization’: Comparing American and Russian Colonization of the Sioux and Kazakhs. An article based on this research appeared in the Western Historical Quarterly in 2012. I recently received a grant from the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies at Brigham Young University and the Bradley Fellowship from the Montana Historical Society for my project “An Uncivil War: The Montana Council of Defense and the First World War.” I am involved with two other First World War projects, co-editing a book in the Russia’s Great War and Revolution series and another called North Carolina During the First World War, 1914-1922 with my colleague Shep McKinley.