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Mehmet Volkan Kasikci

Former George F. Kennan Fellow


    January 18, 2021 — April 18, 2021

    Professional affiliation

    Postdoctoral Researcher, Institute for Advanced Soviet and Post-Soviet Studies, Higher School of Economics

    Wilson Center Projects

    "Making Sense of Catastrophe: Experiencing and Remembering the Kazakh Famine"

    Full Biography

    Mehmet Volkan Kasikci received his Ph.D. in history from Arizona State University in 2020. He is a historian of Soviet Central Asia and he wrote his dissertation on children and childhood in Kazakhstan from 1928 to 1953. For his research, he lived in Kazakhstan for more than three and a half years. His first article was published in Europe-Asia Studies in 2019.