Harrison King

Graduate Student

Late Modern Europe


My current research focuses on the intersection of Imperial Russian/Soviet history and Ottoman/Turkish history in the Caucasus. I am primarily interested in the intertwined collapse of these neighboring empires and the emergence of radically new states in their wake. My proposed dissertation project seeks to examine parallels between Kemalist and Soviet state-building campaigns in the 1920s-1930s on the Soviet-Turkish border.


Education

BA in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies & International Studies (Miami University), 2011

MA in Comparative History (Central European University), 2015


Research Interests

  • Nations and Nationalism
  • Comparative Empires
  • Borderland Studies
  • Political Geography
  • Memory Studies
  • Oral History

Awards & Fellowships

Michael I. Gurevich Prize | UC Berkeley Dept. of History (2018)

Monterey Summer Symposium on Russia, Fellowship (2017)

Alfa Fellowship Program | Moscow, Russia (2016-17)

Outstanding Academic Achievement Award | Central European University (2015)

Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship | Azerbaijan (2012-13)

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Junior Fellowship (2011-12)

American Council of Teachers of Russian Scholar Laureate (2011)

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Grant for Russian (2010)