LECTURE: Benjamin Sawyer
"American Immigration and the Making of Nep-Era Soviet Immigration Policy"
Carolina Seminar Series: Russia and Its Empires
Bio: Benjamin Sawyer is a doctoral candidate in the department of history at Michigan State University, and development editor for the Inside Higher Ed affiliated blog GradHacker.org. Originally from Cabarrus County, North Carolina, he earned his BA in history from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 2002 and his MA in history from Appalachian State University in 2005. Research for his dissertation, "American-Know How on the Soviet Frontier: Soviet State Institutions and American Immigration to the Soviet Union in the Era of the New Economic Policy," was conducted in both American and Russian archives between 2010 and 2012 with support from a Fulbright IIE grant and a Milton Muelder Fellowship through the department of history at Michigan State University. Aside from Soviet history, he is interested in the histories of capitalism and communism, and the ways that economic systems produce and allocate values.
For an introduction to this seminar, written by Sawyer, and an abstract of his dissertation, click here. For his Carolina Seminar Paper, click here.
Location: 4003, FedEx Global Education Center.
Sponsors: Carolina Seminars; Department of History; Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies.