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University of Massachusetts Amherst

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Audrey L. Altstadt

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Office: Herter 722
Telephone: (413) 545-2158
Fax: (413) 545-6137

Degree: Ph.D., University of Chicago (1983).
Field(s) of interest: Soviet History; Soviet nationalities, especially Azerbaijan, Central Asia.

Graduate Courses Offered:
Central Asia: Political Issues in Historical Perspective (Not Online)
Propaganda (Not Online)

Research Interests and Professional Activities:
Prof. Altstadt is author of a monograph on Azerbaijan under Russian imperial and soviet rule, The Azerbaijani Turks (Stanford: Hoover Institution Press, 1992) and a new book on the Soviet Union's nationalities policies in Soviet Azerbaijan, The Politics of Culture in Soviet Azerbaijan, 1920-1940 (Routledge Press, 2017). Her published articles have appeared in the U.S., Canada, England, France, Turkey and Azerbaijan. She has been a consultant for the U.S. State and Justice Departments, and recipient of grants from the International Research and Exchanges Board, The George F. Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies, and the Ministry of Education of Japan. In June 2000, she was awarded an honorary doctorate from Khazar University in Baku.