School of Global and International Studies

Central Eurasian Studies

Graduate Students

Christopher Baker
Advisor:William Fierman

Education History
2006 - MA, Central Eurasian Studies, Indiana University
1993 - MA, European History, University of Toronto
1992 - BA magna cum laude, European History, UC Davis

Honors/Awards: 2012 AAS/SSRC Dissertation Workshop Fellowship, 2012 Nazarbayev University grant for Kazakh-English Dictionary, 2010-2011 US Embassy grant for Kazakh-English dictionary, 2010 Fulbright-Hays Dissertation Award, 2007-2008 IREX Dissertation IARO, 2006-2007 Kazakh FLAS, 2004-2005 Fulbright IIE, 2004-2005 Kazakh FLAS (Declined), 2003-2004 Kazakh FLAS, 2002-2003 Uzbek FLAS

Languages: English (Native), Kazakh (fluent), Azeri (reading), Uzbek (reading), Turkmen (reading), Persian (reading), Russian (reading), German (reading), French (reading)

Research Interests: Late Soviet Central Asian literature; Russian imagination of ‘Asia’ and the ‘Orient;’ Intellectual and Cultural History in the Soviet Era; Ethnic Identity in Ancient Central Asian Past

Department of Central Eurasian Studies
Global and International Studies Building 3024
East Building, 3rd Floor
355 North Jordan Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47405-1105

Phone: (812) 855-2233
Fax: (812) 855-7500