History
College of Arts and Humanities

Melissa Gayan

Senior Lecturer (2010).
B.A. , M.A. , University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 2000, 2003; A.B.D., Emory University.

Teaching and Research Interests: Russia and the former Soviet Union, the Caucasus; nationalism and identity, 20th century world history, Islam in world history.

Upper-Level Courses:

  • HIST 3030 War & Technology in the 20th Century
  • HIST 3030 History of Modern Eastern Europe

Website: Curriculum Vitae

Contact Information: 

Department of History
Georgia Southern University
P. O. Box 8054
Statesboro, GA 30460-8054

Office: #2090, Interdisciplinary Academic Building
Tel.: (912) 478-5872
Email: mfgayan@georgiasouthern.edu
Fax: (912) 478-0377

Select Fellowships/Grants:

  • American Research Institute of the South Caucasus (Tbilisi, Georgia) 2011
  • Russian and Eastern European Studies Travel Grant (Emory University) 2011
  • Technology, Curriculum, and Pedagogy Fellow (Emory University) 2008
  • American Councils Fellow (Tbilisi, Georgia) 2008

 Publication:

  • “Gorbachev’s Reforms and the Beginning of a New History in the Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic.” Ab Imperio (April 2004), 419-32.

Current Research:

  • Dissertation: The Forgotten Revolt: The 1956 Pro-Stalinist Protests in Soviet Georgia and Its Cold War Implications”

 

Last updated: 9/24/2018

DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY • Hawes Hall # 110, 11935 Abercorn Street, Savannah, GA 31419-1997 •
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