Adrienne Edgar

Candidate for Member-At-Large

Adrienne Edgar is an associate professor of modern Russian and Central Asian history at the University of Calfornia, Santa Barbara.  She holds a B.A. in Russian from Oberlin College and an M.A. in international affairs and Middle East studies from Columbia University.  She worked for several years as a newspaper reporter and editor of World Policy Journal before obtaining her doctorate in Russian history from UC Berkeley in 1999.  Edgar has received research grants and fellowships from IREX, the Social Science Research Council, the Mellon Foundation, and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and has held post-doctoral and visiting scholar appointments at Harvard, McGill, the Humboldt University (Berlin) and the University of Melbourne.  Her book, Tribal Nation: The Making of Soviet Turkmenistan, was published by Princeton University Press in 2004. She is currently completing her second monograph on interethnic intimacy in Soviet Central Asia and co-editing a volume on ethnic intermarriage in 20th-century Eastern Europe and Eurasia.  Edgar has published articles on nationality politics, ethnicity, and gender in Soviet Central Asia in Slavic Review, Russian Review, Kritika, Ab Imperio, and Central Asian Survey; one of these won the annual article prize of the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians. Edgar has been a member of the conference program committee of the Association for the Study of Nationalities and has reviewed book manuscripts and articles for a wide range of journals and university presses. She serves on the editorial board of Central Asian Survey and is an editor of the book series “Investigations in East European History” (Harrassowitz Publishing House, Germany).