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Arts & Sciences

Department of
Communication, Liberal Arts, Social Sciences

Yulia Mikhailova

Yulia Mikhailova

Fitch 007

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Research interests and areas of expertise

• Medieval history, Aristocratic politics, Property and power relations
• Gender, Religious women
• Russian history, Ethnic problems
• Electronic media



PhD   History, with distinction, University of New Mexico, NM, 2013
Major fields: Medieval Europe, Early Modern Europe
Minor field: Gender and Sexuality
Dissertation: “Power and Property Relations in Rus and Latin Europe: A Comparative Analysis”

MA   Russian, Michigan State University, MI, 2002


Selected publications

Chapters in books

2013   'Christians and Pagans' in the Chronicles of Pre-Mongolian Rus: Beyond the Dichotomy of 'Good Us' and 'Bad Them'. In Geschichte der Slavia Asiatica: Quellenkundliche Probleme, edited by Christian Lübke, Ilmira Miftakhova and Wolfram von Scheliha, 22-51. Leipzig: Leipziger Universitätsverlag.


2015   Reimagining Medieval History: Against the Last Bastion of the West-Centric Master Narrative. Russian History, 42: 188-203.

2012   The Devil in Hell: An Interpretation of the Erotic Imagery in Female Visionary Texts. Magistra: A Journal of Women's Spirituality in History, 18: 24-39.

2011   Cross Kissing: Keeping One’s Word in Twelfth-Century Rus. Slavic Review, 70: 1-22. Co-authored article: Yulia Mikhailova & David Prestel.

2011   Electronic Media and Popular Discourse on Russian Nationalism. Nationalities Papers: The Journal of Nationalism and Ethnicity, 39(4): 523-46.

2006   'Moroz Krasnyi Nos' Nekrasova i poezia Anny Akhmatovoi [Frost, Red Nose by Nekrasov and Poetry of Anna Akhmatova]. Russian Literature (Amsterdam: Elsevier Science) 58(3/4): 413-44.


Courses taught

HIST 589  Science and Technology: Ancient and Medieval
HIST 389  Science and Technology: Ancient and Medieval
HIST 389  Russian Cultural History
HIST 389  Western and Medieval Foundations of Modern Science and Technology
HIST 132  Western Civilization II, 1500 AD to present
HIST 131  Western Civilization I, Western civilization to 1500 AD


Grants and awards received

2013  Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies Graduate Student Essay Competition Award
2012  The Dudley Philips Dissertation Fellowship, Department of History, University of New Mexico
2012  The Davis Graduate Student Travel Grant, Association for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies
2011  Graduate Student Prize Competition, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of New Mexico
2011  Graduate Student Research, Project, and Travel Grant, University of New Mexico
2011  Student Research Allocations Committee Grant, University of New Mexico
2009  Grant to attend the Summer Research Laboratory on Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia, Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center, University of Illinois
2006  Graduate Student Research Award, the Resource Center for Medieval Slavic Studies, Ohio State University

<Department Chair
Dr. Steve Simpson

Department Secretary
Liza Apache
Department of Communication, Liberal Arts, Social Sciences
New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
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Socorro, NM 87801

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