Beyond the Iron Curtain: Czechoslovak Immigration in the U.S. Post-1948

Created for HIS 332: Immigration History 1900-Present This project offers a brief examination of of Czechoslovak refugee/immigrant resettlement in the United States between 1948 and 1968. Beginning with the 1948 Communist coup, the timeline follows people’s movement for twenty years via news reports, federal laws and statutes, and oral histories. Topics include the rise of …

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Creating the Nation: The Effects of Soviet Policies on Kyrgyz-Uzbek Relations in Kyrgyzstan

Written for HIS 420: Senior Seminar. (Unpublished) This self-selected research paper is being written for the Fall 2018 semester (1st semester, 4th year). It is in the final stages of editing for the course. An excerpt of the paper will be available at the end of the current semester. In this paper, I examine the …

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Without a Home: The Deportation of the Crimean Tatars

Written for HIS 312: Russia and the Soviet Union in the 20th-Century. (Unpublished) This self-selected research paper was completed in the Fall 2016 semester (1st semester, 2nd year). In this paper, I examined the social and political realities leading up to and contributing to the deportation of the Crimean Tatars during the summer of 1944. …

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Beyond Tradition, Beyond Fashion: The Politicization of Women’s Dress in Iran and Algeria

Written for HIS 307: Women and Gender in Islam (Unpublished) This self-selected research paper was completed in the Fall 2017 semester (1st semester, 3rd year). In this paper, I examined the social and political associations with women’s clothing in two predominately-Muslim societies (Algeria and Iran) during the 20th-century. The clothes women wore in these particular …

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