Krista Goff

  • Fellowship year:2013-2014
  • University: University of Michigan
  • Dissertation Topic/Category: Modern Europe
  • Dissertation Title: What Makes a People? Soviet Nationality Politics and Minority Experience After World War Two.
  • Krista Goff's dissertation explores the politics and practices of suppressing non-titular minority identifications and communities in the Soviet Union after World War Two.  It engages with literature on Soviet nationality politics, society, and governance, as well as global narratives about ethnicity, modernity, and conflict in imperial and post-imperial settings.  Her research is based on more than two years of oral history and archival work that she conducted in Azerbaijan, Georgia, Armenia, and Russia (Moscow and Dagestan).