Anatoly V. Isaenko
Curriculum Vitae (Spring 2016)
Appalachian State University
Boone, NC 28608
Ph.D. (Global History) - Moscow State University (Moscow), Russia.
Dissertation: The Puritan Movement in England in the Sixteenth and the
Beginning of the Seventeenth Centuries.
M. A. - (with honors) in History and English Language-North
Ossetian State University, Ordzonikidze (Vladikavkaz), Russia.
1971 B. A. - History and English Language-North Ossetian State
University (Vladikavkaz), Russia.
July 2014- Full Professor-History Department, Appalachian State University,
present Boone, NC.
2006-2014 Associate Professor-History Department, Appalachian State University,
2000-2006 Assistant Professor-History Department, Appalachian State University,
Visiting Professor-History Department, Appalachian State University,
Full Professor - Department of Ancient and Medieval History, North Ossetian State University, Vladikavkaz. Full Professorship conferred by Moscow State University and by Rostov-on- Don State University’s Council of Experts.
1981- 1993 Associate Professor - Department of Ancient and Medieval History,
North Ossetian State University.
Visiting Professor - Mongolian State Pedagogical Institute, Ulan-Bator,
1976-1981 Lecturer - Department of Ancient and Medieval History, North Ossetian
1984-1997 Chair of the Department of Ancient and Medieval History -
North Ossetian State University, Vladikavkaz.
MAIN RESEARCH INTERESTS
Theoretical model of ethnic conflicts and their impact in the Caucasus.
Historical and psycho-historical roots of the formation and constant rejuvenation of ethnicity in the Caucasus and Central Asia. Principal building blocks of ethnic conflicts and ethnocentric nationalism in the Caucasus. Forms of ethnic cleansing in the Caucasus. Holding mechanisms of ethnic conflicts in the Caucasus and Central Asia. Chosen historical traumas and regressive transformations of ethnic conflicts in the Caucasus. Comparative studies of international terrorism, organized criminality and ethnic conflicts. Islamic International Radicals (Salafists) and modern ethnic conflicts.
The early history of Sarmatians and Alans in the Caucasus and in the West. Science and Technologies in Ancient, Medieval and Early Modern Societies.
Revolution and Social Change in the World
History and Culture
Themes in Global History
Ethnic Conflicts: East versus West
Imperial Russia —16th-20th Centuries
Comparative Ethics and Mysticism of World Religions
A History of Inner Asia: Peoples, Cultures, Problems
History of International Terrorism
History of World Terrorism
A Comparative Analysis of Ethnic Conflicts in the World
History of Medieval Civilizations
Mythology of Ancient Greece and Rome
Society of the Ancient Sarmatians
Russia and the West: A Comparative Analysis
Russia and the Caucasus
Russian Orthodoxy and Protestantism in Russia
Russia: History, Culture and Politics
Soviet Union and Russia
Comparative Studies of Ethnic Conflicts in the Caucasus, Bosnia-Kosovo,
Central Asia and in the West
Eurasian Crime and Terrorism
Transnational (Civilizational) Aspects of Ethnocentric Nationalism and Terrorism in the Late Ethnic Conflicts in Former Yugoslavia, Caucasus and Central Asia
Religious and Political Challenge of Islam in the Modern World, including Middle East and Central Asia in 1970s-1990s
Loyal and Mutinous Sons: Integration and Resistance in the State of Russia on the Examples of Cossacks and Chechens
With Scott Jessee, Sarmato-Alans and their Impact on the Civilizations of West and East, a monograph in progress.
Genocide of Terek Cossacks in 1918-1920: The First Ethnic Crime of Bolsheviks, a monograph and collection of archival documents in progress.
With Peter Petschauer, “Success in a Foreign Land: Perspectives on the So-Called German Mennonites in Russia,” sent to publisher in Canada.
“Faithful Contributors to the Victories of Alanic Knights: Battle Horses and Dogs of Scythians and Sarmato-Alans,” accepted and scheduled for publication in Darial (April, 2016).
“Battle Horses and Dogs of Sarmato- Alans,” Part Two, accepted and scheduled for publication in The Journal of Eurasia and World (2016).
With Scott Jessee, “Georgian-Alanian (Ossetian) Ties in the Medieval Period,” Medieval Perspectives, vol. 30 (2015): 117-126. (Last Proof).
Polygon of Satan: Ethnic Traumas and Conflicts in the Caucasus, Third Edition, with new Chapter 8: Violent Islamist Organizations in the North Caucasus: Transformation of Local Ethnic Conflict into a Part of Regional and Global Jihad (Dubuque, Iowa: Kendall / Hunt Publishing Company, 2014), 441 pp.
Polygon of Satan: Ethnic Traumas and Conflicts in the Caucasus, Study Guide and Exercise Book, Third Edition (Dubuque, Iowa: Kendall / Hunt Publishing Company, 2014), 25 pp.
With Bridget M. Chesterton, “Global Ethnographies: A White Russian in the Green Hell,” Hispanic American Historical Review, vol. 94, #4 (2014): 615-648.
“The Impact of Natural and Human-Made Disasters in the Caucasus,” Clio’s Psyche, vol. 20, #1 (2013): 97-101.
With Scott Jessee, “The Military Effectiveness of Alan Mercenaries in Byzantium, 1301-1306,” Journal of Medieval Military History, vol.11 (New York: West Point, 2013), Chapter 6, pp. 107-132.
“To the Problem of Ethnogenesis of Ossetians,” Peoples of the Caucasus, #4 (2013, Russia): 1-9.
“Ethnic Conflicts in the Caucasus and Women Suicide Bombers,” Clio’s Psyche, vol.19, #3 (2012): 259-263.
“The Ossetian Saga about Iry Dada,” Peoples of the Caucasus, #2-3 (2012, Russia):2-38.
Mark M. Bliev, The Ossetian Embassy to St. Petersburg, 1749-1752: Joining of Ossetia to Russia, Translation from Russian into English (Vladikavkaz, Russia: Arvi-Asin, 2011, also Moscow: Ventana Graf, 2011), 180 pp.
Polygon of Satan: Ethnic Traumas and Conflicts in the Caucasus, Second Edition Revised and Corrected, with new Chapter 7: In a Struggle for Their Ethnic Nations and Nation-States: Armenian-Azerbaijani Ethnic Conflict in and Around Nagorny Karabakh (Dubuque, Iowa: Kendall / Hunt Publishing Company, 2011), 418 pp.
Second Edition of this book was reviewed and included into The List of Best Reading of the Social Studies Library, http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/2793 The_Best_Social_Studies_Library_List http://postyourbook.com/appstate/author/Ellen/
A review by Paul Osinsky published in Essays in Economic & Business History, vol. XXXI (2013): 131-133. Another review by Daniel B. German published in Special Issue of Politics, Culture & Socialization, vol. 4, No. 1 (2013): 88-92.
Polygon of Satan: Ethnic Traumas and Conflicts in the Caucasus, Study Guide and Exercise Book, Second Edition (Dubuque, Iowa: Kendall / Hunt Publishing Company, 2011), 25 pp.
“The Ossetian Legend about the Duel of Iry Dada and Prince Mstislav in the Context of the History of Alans and Alano-Russian Relations,” Darial, No.2 (2011):10-43.
Polygon of Satan: Ethnic Traumas and Conflicts in the Caucasus, republished (Amsterdam: Boekhandel Von Der Velde, 2010), 360 pp.
Polygon of Satan: Ethnic Traumas and Conflicts in the Caucasus, Study Guide and Exercise Book (Dubuque, Iowa: Kendall / Hunt Publishing Company, 2010), 23 pp.
Polygon of Satan: Ethnic Traumas and Conflicts in the Caucasus (Dubuque, Iowa: Kendall / Hunt Publishing Company, 2010), 327 pp. (This book earned the author Honorary Membership in the International Expert Team of the Institute for Research of Genocide Canada).
With Scott Jessee, “The Alan Expedition to Byzantium, 1301-1306,” Darial, No.4 (Vladikavkaz, Russia: Ir Publishing House, 2010): 208-226.
With Scott Jessee, “The Stratigos of Alans,” an essay review on the screen-play of Artur Kotsoev, Peoples of the Caucasus (Vladikavkaz, Russia, November 2009), No. 20, pp.9-10.
“A Reflection on a Book of Valerii Tishkov, Chechnya: Life in a War-Torn Society, Berkley: University of California Press, 2004,” an essay review published by the H-Net Review Office, February, 2007 in Humanities and Social Science Online. http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=12839
With Neal Lineback, “Fire in the Caucasus,” The News in Geography, #571 (2004).
“Holy Bible about Ancestors of Caucasus People: Scythians-Sarmatians-Alans-Ossetians,” The Darial, vol. 60, # 1 (2004): 180-197.
“An Emigrant Cossack’s Thoughts on ‘Home’,” Clio’s Psyche (March, 2002): 218-219.
With Peter Petschauer, “Finding the Middle Ground: The Practical and Theoretical Center between Ethnic Ideal and Extreme Behaviors,” Mind and Human Interaction,
vol.12, #1 (2001): 52-74.
With Peter Petschauer, “Traditional Civilization in the North Caucasus: Insiders and Outsiders,” in eds. Kathleen Nader, Nancy Dubrow, B. Hudnall Stamm, Honoring Differences: Cultural Issues and Treatment of Trauma and Loss (Washington, D.C.: Taylor Francis, 2000), Chapter 7, pp. 150-177.
With Peter Petschauer, “State Building Experiment in Chechnya in 1991-1994: A Failure that Transformed Russia,” International Social Science Review. vol.75, #1, 2 (2000): 3-16. Republished by Kafkas Vakfi, #4 (Turkey, 2004): 3-17 and included in the Index of the best publications on Chechnya. Republished by Questia World Largest On-Line Library, www.questia.com (2004): 1-14.
“Ancient Metallurgy in the Caucasus,” International Social Science Review.
vol. 74, #1, 2 (1999): 53-61.
“Symbolism in the Religious System of Ancient East and in the Ethnic Culture of
Ossetian People,” The Darial, No.2 (Vladikavkaz: “Ir” Publishing House,
April 1998): 43-68.
“Scandinavian Motives in the Ossetian ‘Legends of the Narts’,” in ed. S. A. Kokaev, The Important Problems of the History and Philosophy of Culture, (Vladikavkaz: NOSU Press, 1996), pp. 28-39.
With Peter Petschauer, “The Long Arm of the Dead: Traumas and Conflicts in the Caucasus,” Mind and Human Interaction, an International and Interdisciplinary Journal, vol. 6, #3 (1995): 1-13.
“Sarmato-Alans in Britain,” The Scientific Thought of the Caucasus, Rostov-on-Don North Caucasian Scientific Center, #1 (1995): 72-75.
With V. D. Kuchiev, “Some Important Questions on the Ancient History of the Ossetians,” in ed. V. Kh. Tmenov, Alanica-III, Alans; History and Culture (Vladikavkaz: North Ossetian Institute of Humanitarian Research, 1995), pp. 10-33.
The Activity of Thomas Cartwright at the Head of the University Opposition and Development of the Foundation of Presbyterian Reformation (Vladikavkaz: NOSU Press, 1995), 24 pp.
The Anglican Reformation of Elizabeth I (Vladikavkaz: NOSU Press, 1994), 64 pp.
The General Trends in English Reformation in the Sixteenth Century (Vladikavkaz: NOSU Press, 1994), 61 pp.
With Ch. Tseveendolgor, “About the Origin of Some Political Institutes in Ancient
Mongolia,” in ed. A.V. Isaenko, Caucasus and Civilizations of the East in Ancient and
Medieval Times (Vladikavkaz: NOSU Press, 1993), pp. 101-110.
“Migrations of North Iranians to the Low Danube, in Romania and Hungary,” in ed.
A. V. Isaenko, Caucasus and Civilizations of the East in Ancient and Medieval Times,
(Vladikavkaz: NOSU Press, 1993), pp. 149-203.
Ed. A. V. Isaenko Caucasus and Civilizations of East in Ancient and Medieval Times
(Vladikavkaz: NOSU Press, 1993), 212 pp.
“Why the Horn of Leghel Cracked?” Kavkaz, No. 1 (Vladikavkaz, Rus., 1993): 10-11.
“What Is Written in History? To the Problem of Ethno-Genesis of the Ossetian People,”
Severnaya Ossetia, No. 58, 59, 60 (Vladikavkaz, 1993): 3-4, 3-4, 2-3.
“From the Depth of Centuries,” Severnaya Ossetia, No. 31, 32 (Vladikavkaz,
1992): 3-4, 3-4.
The History of the Middle Ages (seminars and translations of original sources of the
English Reformation into Russian) (Vladikavkaz: NOSU Press, 1992), 20 pp.
“The Problem of the Ethnic Consolidation of North Iranian Tribes in the Low and Middle
Danube,” National-Ethnic Aspects of Social Development, Bulletin of Scientific Research
on the People of Russia: Rebirth and Development (Vladikavkaz: NOSU Press 1992),
With A. Ph. Glushkov, Genocide of the Terek Cossacks, 1917-1920, a Collection of
original archival documents deposited in the Library of the Parliament of North Ossetia –
Alania (Vladikavkaz, 1991), 400 pp.
“The Golgotha of the Terek Cossacks,” Terskii Kazak, No. 6 (Vladikavkaz, Rus., 1990): 3-5.
“Can Mongols Fish?” News of Mongolia, No. 19, 21 (Ulan Bator, 1989), pp. 3-5, 3-8.
With H. Chinbaiar, Hunting in Ancient and Medieval Mongolia (Ulaanbaatar: Mongolian State Pedagogical College, 1989), 215 pp.
With Ch. Tseveendolgor, Regularity of the Development of Slaveholding Production in the States of Ancient East Asia (Ulaanbaatar: Mongolian Pedagogical College, 1988), 43 pp.
With S. Purevzav and H. Chinbaiar, Feudalism in Western Europe from the Fifth Through the Sixteenth Centuries (Ulaanbaatar: Mongolian Pedagogical College, 1988), 53 pp.
A.V.Isaenko, Antiquity and Barbarous World (Ordzhonikidze: NOSU Press, 1985), 137 pp.
“Religious and Political Ideas of the English King’s Reformation during the First Half of the Sixteenth Century,” Works of Young Scholars at Tbilisi State University (Tbilisi: Tbilisi State University Press, 1983): 63-68.
“The English Reformation and Origin of the Anglican Church” (in Georgian), History Society and Geography in School, #4 (Tbilisi: School of the Life Publishing House, 1983): 18-23.
The English King’s Reformation of the Sixteenth Century (Ordzhonikidze: NOSU Press, 1982), 80 pp.
“Social Aspects of the Religious Doctrines of the English Puritans in the Sixteenth Century,” Proceedings of the North Caucasian Scientific Center for Higher Education, #1 (Rostov-on-Don: Ministry of High and Special Education of USSR, 1981): 39-45.
“The Theory of the ‘King’s Supremacy’ in the Religious Literature of the ‘60’s and ‘70’s of the Sixteenth Century,” ed. E.V. Kuznetsov, Problems Regarding the Decline of Feudalism in England (Gorky: University Press, 1980), pp. 33-44.
The Puritan Reformation in England of the Sixteenth Century and the Beginning of the
Seventeenth Century (Ordzhonikidze: NOSU Press, 1980), 160 pp.
“The Puritan Reformation in England of the Sixteenth Century as Reflected in Modern
Anglo-American Literature,” Questions of History, #3 (Moscow: Pravda Publishing House, 1979): 184-194.
“Some Points in the Theory of the Historical Process in the Works of Academician D. M. Petrushevsky,” INION, Academy of Sciences of the USSR, #2568 (Moscow, 1978): 86-93.
“The Political Views of the English Puritans of the Sixteenth Century,” The Herald of Moscow State University), Series IX, History, #4 (Moscow: Moscow University Press, 1975): 94-108.
“The Problem of Puritan Ethics and its Social Essence,” in ed. Y. M. Saprykin, Problems of Universal History (Moscow: Moscow State University Press, 1974): 219-234.
RECENT PAPERS AND PRESENTATIONS AT INTERNATIONAL, REGIONAL CONFERENCES, AND ANNUAL MEETINGS OF PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES
“Anthropological Aspects of Ethnic Conflicts in the Caucasus,” Joint Conference of Canadian Anthropology Association (CASCA) and the Society for the Anthropology of North America (SANA) (Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, 11-15, 2016).
“The Empire Strikes Back? Resurgent Russia in World Affairs,” Panelist, Panel at ASU Dedicated to the Impact of Modern Russia on World Affairs (Boone, NC, 19 November, 2015).
With Scott Jessee, “Durgulel’ the Great, Empress Maria, Princess Irina of Alania and the Ties between the Alans and Byzantines in the Eleventh- Beginning of the Twelfth Centuries,” Southeastern Medieval Association Conference 2015 (Little Rock, AR, 22-24, October, 2015).
Session F: “Repression, Institutions, and Institutional Change,” Chair and Discussant, 10-th Annual Appalachian Spring Conference in World History and Economics (Boone, NC, 10-11 April, 2015).
With Scott Jessee, "Georgian-Alan (Ossetian) Dynastic and Military Ties in Medieval Period," Southeastern Medieval Association Conference 2014 (Atlanta, GE, 16-18 October, 2014).
“Violent Islamist Organizations in the North Caucasus,”3rd International Conference on Religion and Spirituality (Phoenix, AZ, 8-9 March, 2013).
With Scott Jessee, “Scythians, Sarmatians, and Alans: The Ups and Downs of the North Iranians,” Southeastern Medieval Association Conference 2012 (Gulf Port, MS, 15 October, 2012).
“Ethnic Conflicts and Their Transformations into a Regional and Global Jihad in the Former Soviet Union (Caucasus Region),” (Buffalo, NY, SUNY, Buffalo State College, 21 September, 2012).
“Ethnic Conflicts and Violent Extremist Organizations in the North Caucasus,” The European Security Seminar hosted by US Army’s 92nd Civil Affairs Battalion (Airborne) (Fort Bragg, NC, 21-22 August, 2012).
Invited to the Institute of Education, University of London (London, United Kingdom), to the 4th Paris International Conference on Education, Economy and Society (Paris, France 23-28 July, 2012).
“Ethnic Conflicts, Ethnic and Islamist Terrorism in the Caucasus”, accepted for participation in the Workshop on International Terrorism (Tel-Aviv, Israel, 26 June, 2011).
“Anthropological Aspects of Ethnic Conflicts in the Caucasus,” Greening of Anthropology: Reconfiguring Our Work for the 21-st Century, Conference of the Canadian Anthropologic Society (CASCA) (Fredericton, NB, Canada, 11-14 May, 2011).
“Theory of Ethnic Conflicts in the Caucasus,” 4th Annual Appalachian Conference on World History (Boone, North Carolina, 23 March, 2010).
“The Holy Bible about the Perfect Military Machine of Antiquity,” 3-rd Annual Appalachian Conference on World History (Boone, North Carolina, 18 April, 2009).
“Regressive Social Transformation and Ethnic Extremes in the North Caucasus: The Beslan Case,” 6-th Hawaii International Conference on Social Sciences (Honolulu, Hawaii, 1 June, 2007).
With Amy Hudnall, “The Beslan Tragedy in the Context of Ethnic Extremes,” 15th Annual Meeting of the ISTSS (Hollywood, CA, 4 November, 2006).
“The Tragedy of Beslan in the Context of Ethnocentric Nationalism and Regressive Social Transformation in the North Caucasus,” ASN 10-th Annual World Convention, Harriman Institute, Columbia University (New-York, NY, 17 April, 2005).
“The Tactics of Islamists’Jamaats in the Caucasus in the Context of Ethnic Conflicts and Beslan’s Tragedy,” 44-th Annual Meeting of Southeast Conference of Association for Asian Studies (Lexington, Kentucky, 16 January, 2005).
“International Islamic Totalitarian Radicals, Organized Criminality and Ethnic Conflicts in the Caucasus,” ASN 9-th Annual World Convention, Harriman Institute, Columbia University (New-York, NY, 17 April, 2004).
“The Tactics of Islamists’Jamaats in the Caucasus in the Context of Ethnic Conflicts and Beslan’s Tragedy,” Post-Beslan Forum, UNC-Chapel Hill (Chapel-Hill, 15 October, 2004).
“Islam in the Caucasus Region,” Islam as a Factor in the Development of the FSU and Middle East, James Madison University (Harrisonburg, VA, 5 September, 2003).
“Ethnic Conflicts and Islamic Fundamentalists in the Caucasus,” Phi Alpha Theta, Carolinas Regional Meeting, Coastal Carolina University (Conway, SC, 5 April, 2003).
“Theory and Practice of Martyrdom: Suicide and Homicide Terrorism of the Radical Islamic Movements in the Caucasus and Central Asia,” 42 Meeting of Southeast Conference of Association for Asian Studies (Jekyll Island, 18 January, 2003).
“Ethnic Interactions in the Caucasus-Crossing Cultural Borders,” 14-th Annual Meeting of Southeast World History Association, Columbus State University (Columbus, GA, 19 October, 2002).
“A Regular Plot against Humanity: Ideology and Practice of Neo-Islamic Totalitarian Radicalism,” Regional Joint Meeting of Historians of the Carolinas and Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society, Fayetteville State University (Fayetteville, NC, 5 April, 2002).
Southern Russia panelist, 21 International Affairs Symposium at United States Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School (Fort Bragg, NC, 13 November, 2001).
“Islamic Fundamentalists of the Caucasus and Central Asia versus Globalization,” 19-th Annual Meeting of Association of Third World Studies, Coastal Georgia Center (Savannah, Georgia, 13 October, 2001).
“Symbolism in Mongolian Architecture,” 40-th Annual Meeting of Southeast Conference of Association for Asian Studies, Florida State University (Tallahassee, Florida, 14 January, 2001).
“The World Since the End of the Cold War: Russia,” Southern Atlantic Regional Meeting of The Historical Society, Appalachian State University (Boone, NC, 30 September, 2000).
“Violation of Human Rights in Russo-Chechen Conflict,” 1-st International Congress, The Modern World and Human Rights in the Caucasus (Posted Paper) (Batumi, Republic of Georgia, 23-25 February, 2000).
“The Middle Path: Practical and Theoretical Center between Ethnic Extremes,” 15-th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (Miami, FL, 14 November, 1999).
Robert Bruce Ware and Enver Kisriev, Dagestan: Russian Hegemony and Islamic Resistance in the North Caucasus, by Robert Bruce Ware. M.E. Sharpe, 2010. Choice, October, 2010.
Charles King, The Ghost of Freedom: a History of the Caucasus. Oxford, 2008. Choice, February, 2009.
Nyiri Pal, Chinese in Eastern Europe and Russia: A Middleman Minority in a Transnational Era. Routledge, 2007. Choice, January, 2009.
Peopling the Russian Periphery: Borderland Colonization in Eurasian History, eds. Nicholas B. Breyfogle, Abby Schrader, and Willard Sunderland. Routledge, 2007. Choice, December, 2008.
Neil J. Kressel, Bad Faith: The Danger of Religious Extremism. Prometheus Books, 2007. Choice, July, 2008.
Paul Bergne, The Birth of Tajikistan: National Identity and the Origins of the Republic. I.B. Tauris, 2007. Choice, May, 2008.
James Millward, Eurasion Crossroads: A History of Hingiang. Columbia, 2007. Choice, February, 2008.
Marianne Kemp, The New Woman in Uzbekistan: Islam, Modernity and Unveiling Under Communism. Washington, D.C. 2007. Choice, March, 2007.
Robert Crews, For Prophet and Tsar: Islam and Empire in Russia and Central Asia. Harvard, 2006. Choice, January, 2007.
Laada Bilaniuk, Contested Tongues: Language, Politics, and Cultural Correction in Ukraine. Cornell University Press, 2005. Choice, February, 2007.
Abraham Friesen, In Defense of Privilege: Russian Mennonites and the State Before and During World War I. Hillsboro, Kansas, 2006. Choice, February, 2007.
Elza-Bair Guchinova, translated David C. Lewis.The Kalmyks. Routledge, 2006.
Choice, January, 2007.
Moshe Gammer, The Lone Wolf and the Bear: Three Centuries of Chechen Defiance of Russian Rule, Pittsburg, 2006, Choice, March, 2006.
Ibn Fadlan’s Journey to Russia: A Tenth-Century Traveler from Baghdad to the Volga River, Richard N. Frye, 2005, Choice, February, 2006.
Valerii Tishkov, Chechnya: Life in a War-Torn Society, Berkeley, California, 2004, Choice, March, 2005.
Douglas Northup, Veiled Empire: Gender and Power in Stalinist Central Asia. Cornell, 2004, Choice, March, 2004.
Pavel Polian, Against Their Will: The History and Geography of Forced Migration in the USSR. Central European University, 2004, Choice, April, 2004.
Kim Hodong, Holy War in China: The Muslim Religion and State in Chinese Central Asia, 1864-1877. Stanford, 2004. Choice, June, 2004.
Frances Wood, The Silk Road: Two Thousand Years in the Heart of Asia, California 2005. Choice, October, 2003.
Alexei Miller, The Ukrainian Question: The Russian Empire and Nationalism in the Nineteenth Century. Central Europe University, 2003. Choice, December, 2003.
Eric Lohr, Nationalism in the Russian Empire: The Campaign Against Enemy Aliens during World War I. Harvard, 2003. Choice, May, 2002.
“A Failure that Transformed Russia: The 1991-94 Democratic State Building Experiment in Chechnya” (revised), H Highbeam Encyclopedia, 2008: 1-17 http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1g1-70378610.html , this article has been published also by Encyclopedia of Chechen Republic; Encyclopedia of Kabardino-Balkaria; Encyclopedia of Ingushetia.
“Chechnya,” Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World, 1750 to the Present, Ed. Peter N. Stearns (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008), vol. 2: 102.
“Terrorism in the Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia,” Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World, 1750 to the Present, Ed. Peter N. Stearns (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008), vol. 7: 228-231.
“Family and Kinship in Central Asia,” Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World, 1750 to the Present, Ed. Peter N. Stearns (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008), vol. 3: 263-264.
“Al-Qaeda,” Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World, 1750 to the Present, Ed. Peter N. Sterns (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008), vol. 6: 285-287.
“Chechen-Born Rebel Claims Responsibility for Moscow Airport Bombing,” interview with Edmund DeMarche, Fox News (8 February, 2011).
“An Interview: Nevsky Express Was Blown up by Islamists,” Voice of America (30 November, 2009), http://www1.voanews.com/russian/news/Analysis-and-perspectives/Interview -Russia_2009-11-30-78163757.html .
“Epoch of Terror and Humanity,” Call-in-Show “Talk to America,” Voice of America/Russian Service, 11 September, 2008.
“Islam and Caucasus,” Call-in-Show “Talk to America,” Voice of America/Russian Service, 16 October, 2008.
"Five Years after September 11,” Call-in-Show “Talk to America,” International Broadcast, Voice of America, (Washington, D. C., 11 September, 2006).
"Muslims in America Today,” Call-in-Show, International Broadcast, Voice of America. (Washington, D. C., 14 September, 2006).
"International Terrorism, Talk to America," International Broadcast, Voice of America, (Washington, D.C., 25 May, 2004).
"Beslan Tragedy Strikes Close to Home for ASU Professor,” The Mountain Times, 16 September, 2004.
"ASU Professor Recalls Grief of Homeland Hostage Crisis," Watauga Democrat, 7 September, 2004.
"A Russian Homeland Insecurity," Watauga Democrat, 3 September, 2004.
“Russian Professor Predicts Lengthy War,” Charlotte Observer, 15 February, 1995.
GRADUATE STUDENT THESES
Benjamin Warren Sawyer, "Regionalism, Revolution and the Birth of the West Siberian Commissariat: February 1917 to May 1918."
Tatyana St. Germain, "Political Culture of Russia in the Twentieth Century."
Paul Bracken, "The Deportation of Chechen People by Stalin's Government in 1944."
Joseph Shannon Parsons, "General Alexei Brusilov: The Military Leader and Patriot."
Harry Kane, "The Emancipation of Russian Peasantry in 1861."
PhD STUDENTS IN RUSSIA AND MONGOLIA
Tatyana Khozieva (North Ossetia), Aslan Tsutsiev (North Osseta), Alan Tuallagov (North Ossetia), Izolda Beltadze (Georgia), Etery Dzhachvadze (Georgia), Kh. Chinbayar (Mongolia), Ch. Tseveendolgor (Mongolia).
SERVICE DURING TENURED PERIOD (2006 – Present)
Honorary Member of the International Expert Team of the Institute for Research of Genocide, Canada.
A leading expert and consultant on the Caucasus and Central Asia for Advanced Regional Analysis Course United States Army J.F.K. Special Warfare Center and School, Fort Bragg, NC, 2000-currently (one – two times annually).
2000 – Currently, Expert for INS in Political Asylum cases.
2014-2015, Member of the Search Committee for the Search Committee for Leon Levine Distinguished Professor for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies.
2008-2009, Member of the Dean’s Search Committee of the College of Arts and Sciences.
2014-2015, Member of the Instructional Advancement Committee.
2013-2014, 2010-2011, 2008-2009, 2006-2008, DPC Member.
2012, Member of the Post Tenure Review Committee.
2010-2011, Member of the Search Committee for the Indian position.
2009-2010, Chair of the Diversity Committee.
2014-2015, 2013-2014, 2007-2008, Member of the Honors Committee.
A project, “The Center for the Study of Ethnic Cultures and Conflicts in the Caucasus and Central Asia.”
Co-Editor with Artur Kotsoev of the new journal, Nations (Vladikavkaz, Russia). Member of the International Editorial Board of the journal Eurasianism and the World (Yevrasiistvo i mir).
Advisor on Caucasus affairs to the Chair of the Russian Security Council General Alexander Lebed, 1996.
Deputy and Advisor of the Hetman of the Terek Cossack Territory at the rank of Yesaul (colonel), Vladikavkaz, 1990-1996.
Advisor to the Supreme Council of North Ossetia . Vladikavkaz, 1992-1996.
Member of the State Committee of the Supreme Council of the Republic of North Ossetia to investigation the reasons for Ossetian-Ingushian Conflict in 1992.
Co-author of Cossack Regulation (1990), which started the legal rebirth of the Cossacks in Russia.
Editor of monthly talk show, “Krugozor” (Panorama). Ulan Bator, Mongolia, 1988-1989.
Author of scenarios, “North Ossetia’s Historical Roads.” Ten documentary reports for local Russian television, 1989.
GRANTS AND AWARDS
2015 Finalist for the I.G. Greer Distinguished Professorship
Nominated sixteen times by the students and peers for different
Awards, including 2013 Wayne D. Duncan Appalachian State University
Faculty Enrichment and Teaching Fellowship, first annual Appalachian
Global Leadership Award, 2007 Board of Governors’ Award, 2004
Academy of Outstanding Teachers, 2004 Distinguished Graduate Faculty
Award, and the Max Oliver Gardener Award.
2014 Member of Southeastern Medieval Association (SEMA).
2013 Received an Honorable Mention in the article “Who’s Who in Academia”
by Joseph Bozanek, in the News Digest International for the work at the
University and for the book Polygon of Satan,
2012 Received an Honorable Mention referencing the work at the University in the News Digest International, http://www.newsdigest.co
Honorary Medallion For Excellence by the US Army’s 92nd Civil Affairs
2011 Honorary Member of the International Expert Team of the Institute for
Research of Genocide, Canada.
2011 Member of the Canadian Society of Anthropologists (CASCA).
2007 UNC Board of Governors Excellence in Teaching Award.
2004 Appointed as a member of Academy of Outstanding Teachers of The
College of Arts and Sciences, Appalachian State University.
2004 Member of World Convention Nationalities.
2003-present Tenured Fellow, The Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European
Studies at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
2001 Member of “Phi Alfa Theta.”
2001 Member of Association of Third World Studies.
2000 Member of American Association of Asian Studies.
1996 USIA, Fulbright Senior Research Grant (Divinity School, Duke University,
Durham, NC). Project Title: A Comparative Analysis of the Principles of
Protestant Denominations in the West and in the Caucasus.
Distinguished Professor among Soviet specialists working in Mongolian
Centers of Higher Learning.
1989 Diploma of Honor of the Mongolian State Committee of Higher Learning,
recognizing excellence in teaching and training of specialists
for the Mongolian system of Higher Learning.
English - fluent German -reading
Russian - native French - reading
Ossetian - native Latin - reading
Ancient Greek - reading
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Professor Emeritus, Appalachian State University
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