Krista Goff will discuss what can be gained through oral history methodology, as well as related ethical, practical, and research concerns. Goff has conducted more than 100 oral histories in Azerbaijan, Dagestan, Georgia, and Moscow, and will draw on these experiences and excerpts from her new book, Nested Nationalism: Making and Unmaking Nations in the Soviet Caucasus, in this talk.
Krista Goff is an Associate Professor of History at the University of Miami and co-editor of the journal Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History. She specializes in the study of nationalism, empire, ethnic conflict, oral history, and the North and South Caucasus. She is the author of Nested Nationalism: Making and Unmaking Nations in the Soviet Caucasus and co-editor of Empire and Belonging in the Eurasian Borderlands.