Ph.D., Yale University
Russia, Tajikistan, Iran, and Central Asian history
Muriel Atkin is working on a study of the roles of Islam and nationalism in the political conflict in Tajikistan, a Central Asian republic. Her other research interests include Russian policy towards Muslims at home and abroad, and Russian/Soviet relations with Iran. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on Russian history and Central Asia.
"Tajikistan, from de facto colony to sovereign dependency." Sovereignty after Empire: Comparing the Middle East and Central Asia, S.N. Cummings and R. Hinnebusch, eds. Columbia University Press and Edinburgh University Press, 2011, pp. 304-325
"Central Asia and the Caucasus from the First World War." New Cambridge History of Islam, vol. 5, F. Robinson, ed. Cambridge University Press, 2010, pp. 517-541.
Russia and Iran, 1780-1828. 2nd. ed. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press Press, 2008
"A President and His Rivals," in Power and Change in Central Asia , S.N. Cummings, ed. (2001)
"The Ambiguous Position of Women in Tajikistan," in Women in Central Asia , (2001).
"The Rhetoric of Islamophobia." Central Asia and the Caucasus 1 (2000): 123-132.