Kristin Collins

Kristin Collins Education

Ph.D., history, The Ohio State University, 2011
M.A., Slavic and East European Studies, The Ohio State University, 2003
M.A., history, Florida State University, 2001
B.A., history, University of New Hampshire, 1994

Teaching and Research Interests

· World History
· Russian History
· Soviet History
· History of Empires
· Gender and Women’s History
· Law, Violence, and Crime

Courses Taught

· World History II and III
· Western Civilization
· Imperial Russia
· Soviet Russia

Current Research

Russia became perhaps the most multi-ethnic and multi-confessional empire on the planet, and yet historians have routinely not discussed the gendered aspects of this story. My project investigates Caucasian law, violence, and community life as sites of contact between tsarist agents and indigenous Caucasian populations through a lens of gender. The project provides a more personal side of empire and reveals a new side of empire – indigenous populations barely affected by the tentacles of imperial thought.