Jack Seitz

Dept: History

Dissertation: “Scientizing the Steppe: Agronomists, Nomads, and the Settler Colony on the Kazakh Steppe, 1881-1928”
Major professor: Dr. James T. Andrews
Expected Date of Graduation: Spring 2018
Area of Research Specialization: Russian/Soviet History, Environmental History, Agricultural History
Publications:
Review of Russia in World History, by Barbara Alpern Engel and Janet Martin, in World History Connected (October, 2016)

Review of Water on Sand: Environmental Histories of the Middle East and North Africa, edited by Alan Mikhail, in Teaching History (Fall, 2013)

Conference Presentations

“Scientizing the Steppe: Agronomists, Nomads, and the Settler Colony on the Kazakh Steppe, 1881-1928,” Appropriating Space in Colonial and Imperial Contexts” hosted by the Institut de recherches et d’études sur le monde arabe et musulm (IREMAM) and the Institut des mondes africains (IMAF), Aix-en-Provence, France (June 2017)

“Fodder for Animals, Debate, and Conquest: Alfalfa in the American Southwest and Russian Turkestan, 1873-1914” at the American Society for Environmental History Meeting, Seattle, WA (April 2016)

“Assimilation or Independence?: Cotton Production and Export in the Uzbek Khanate of Khiva Under Russian Rule, 1873-1914” at the Agricultural History Society Annual Meeting, Lexington, KY (June 2015)

“Colonizing the Countryside: Rural Newspapers and the Discourse of Rural Modernization in America and Russia, a Transnational Perspective,” at the Iowa State University Graduate and Professional Student Research Conference, Ames, IA (April 2014).
“Irrigated Agriculture and State Formation in the Uzbek Khanate of Khiva” at the Agricultural History Society Annual Meeting (Manhattan, KS), June, 2012.

Education
M.A., Central Eurasian Studies, Indiana University, 2013
B.A., History, Dickinson College, 2005