Professor
Department of History

Austin Jersild

835 Batten Arts & Letters
Norfolk, 23529

Ph.D. in History, University of California, Davis, (1994)

M.A. in Russian Studies, University of Michigan, (1989)

B.A. in History, Russian Language and Literature, St. Olaf College, (1984)

Expertise

History

Research Interests

Russian empire, Sino-Soviet relations, Socialist bloc exchange

Articles

Jersild, A. (2018). Sino-Soviet Relations, Decolonization, and the Global Cold War. Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History 19 (1) , pp. 217--224.
Jersild, A. (2015). Author’s Response. H-Diplo Roundtable Review of The Sino-Soviet Alliance 16 (27) , pp. 22-24.
Jersild, A. (2015). The Dilemmas of Cultural Collaboration in Sino-Soviet Relations: The Failure of Suzhong youhao, 1958-1960. Modern China Studies 22 (1) , pp. 169-190.
Jersild, A. (2012). The great betrayal: Russian memories of the ‘great friendship,’. Cold War History 12 (1) , pp. 159-169.
Jersild, A. (2011). The Soviet State as Imperial Scavenger: ‘Catch Up and Surpass’ in the Transnational Socialist Bloc, 1950-1960. American Historical Review 116 (1) , pp. 109-132.
Jersild, A. (2004). The Chechen Wars in Historical Perspective: New Work on Contemporary Russian-Chechen Relations. Slavic Review 63 (2) , pp. 366-376.
Jersild, A. (2002). Guest Editor’s Introduction. Russian Studies in History 41 (2) , pp. 4-9.
Jersild, A. (2000). ‘Russia,’ from the Vistula to the Terek to the Amur. Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History 1 (3) , pp. 531-546.
Jersild, A. (2000). Faith, Custom and Ritual in the Borderlands: Orthodoxy, Islam and the ‘Small Peoples’ of the Middle Volga and the North Caucasus. The Russian Review 59 (4) , pp. 512-529.
Jersild, A. (2000). Imperial Russification: Dagestani Mountaineers in Russian Exile, 1877-1883. Central Asian Survey 19 (1) , pp. 5-16.
Jersild, A. (1999). Rethinking Russia from Zardob: Hasan Melikov Zardabi and the ‘Native’ Intelligentsia. Nationalities Papers 27 (3) , pp. 503-517.
Jersild, A. (1996). Ethnic Modernity and the Russian Empire: Russian Ethnographers and Caucasian Mountaineers. Nationalities Papers 24 (4) , pp. 641-648.
Jersild, A. (1995). Who was Shamil? Russian Colonial Rule and Sufi Islam in the North Caucasus, 1859-1917. Central Asian Survey 14 (2) , pp. 205-223.

Books

Jersild, A. (2016). Socialist Internationalism in the Cold War: Exploring the Second World. Palgrave Macmillan.
Jersild, A. (2014). The Sino-Soviet Alliance: An International History. University of North Carolina Press.
Jersild, A. (2002). Orientalism and Empire: North Caucasus Mountain Peoples and the Georgian Frontier, 1845-1917. McGill-Queen's University Press.

Book Chapters

Jersild, A. (2016). Editors’ Introduction Socialist Internationalism in the Cold War: Exploring the Second World (pp. 1-16) London: Palgrave.
Jersild, A. (2016). Sino-Soviet Rivalry in Guinea-Conakry, 1956-1965: The Second World in the Third World Socialist Internationalism in the Cold War: Exploring the Second World (pp. 303-325) London: Palgrave.
Jersild, A. (2006). The Dilemmas of Enlightenment in the Eastern Borderlands: The Theater and Library in Tbilisi Orientalism and Empire in Russia (pp. 295-316) Bloomington, IN: Slavica Publishers.
Jersild, A. (1997). From Savagery to Citizenship: Caucasian Muslims and Mountaineers in the Russian Empire Russia's Orient: Imperial Borderlands and Peoples, 1700-1917 (pp. 101-114) Bloomington: Indiana University Press.

Presentations

Jersild, A. (May 5, 2022). Learning from Guinea—Conakry Oral Presentation Verflechtung und Globalisierung Group University of Leipzig, Leipzig.
Jersild, A. (April 16, 2022). The USSR and the External World Oral Presentation Moscow School of Social and Economic Sciences Moscow, Russia.
Jersild, A. (April 8, 2022). Industrial Policy and Sino-Soviet Relations from Transnational Perspectives Oral Presentation The Business History Conference Mexico City, Mexico.
Jersild, A. (November 20, 2021). Empire, Identity, and Borders Oral Presentation Association for East European and Eurasian Studies National Convention New Orleans, LA.
Jersild, A. (November 20, 2021). Russia vis-à-vis Asia: Entangled Self-Reflections with the Eastern ‘Other’ Oral Presentation Association for East European and Eurasian Studies National Convention New Orleans, LA.
Jersild, A. (July 1, 2021). The ‘Socialist World System’ from Beijing to Conakry: Sino-Soviet Exchange as a Model for Failure in the Global South, 1950-1964 Oral Presentation Authors’ Workshop, Economic Dimensions of the Sino-Soviet Split and Alliance University of Leipzig, Leipzig.
Jersild, A. (December 8, 2018). Writing International Cultural Histories after World War II: Sources and Methods Oral Presentation Association for East European and Eurasian Studies National Convention Boston, MA.
Jersild, A. (March 16, 2017). Sino-Russian/Soviet Encounter Oral Presentation Association for Asian Studies Annual Conference Toronto, Canada.
Jersild, A. (June 16, 2016). From the Bloc to the Globe: Sino-Soviet Rivalry and 'National-Liberation' Movements, 1958-1973 Paper Institut fur Zeitgeschichte Berlin, Germany.
Jersild, A. (May 20, 2016). Societal Transformations in Russia Since 1980 Paper 23rd Berlin Colloquium on Contemporary History Berlin, Germany.
Jersild, A. (April 20, 2016). Convergence and Cold War: The Many Faces of Sekou Toure, 1960-1964 Paper Colloquium Geschichte Osteuropas Berlin, Germany.
Jersild, A. (January 12, 2016). Brown Bag Breakfast: Forschungen zur Chinesisch-Sowjetischen Rivalitat in der Dritten Welt Paper Berliner Kolleg Kalter Krieg Berlin, Germany.
Jersild, A. (June 30, 2015). From 'Originality' to Beethoven: Socialist Bloc Ideas about Culture in Revolutionary China, 1950-1964 Paper Workshop on “Beyond the Kremlin’s Reach? Transfers and Entanglements between East-Central Europe and China in the Cold War Era Leipzig, Germany.
Jersild, A. (October 27, 2014). Sino-Soviet Relations and the Dilemmas of Socialist Bloc Cooperation: Czechoslovaks in Shanghai, 1956-1957 Paper National History Center Washington History Seminar Washington, D.C..
Jersild, A. (June 19, 2014). People of Color and the Socialist World: Sino-Soviet Rivalry in Guinea-Conakry, 1956-1965 Paper Workshop on “Exploring the Second World: Socialist Internationalism in the Cold War Potsdam, Germany.
Jersild, A. (June 13, 2014). Economic Utility without Cultural Contamination: Sino-Central European Relations in Moscow's Socialist Bloc, 1956-1964 Paper Same Dreams, Different Beds: Sino-European Relations and the Transformation of the Cold War Washington, D.C..
Jersild, A. (November 20, 2013). China and the Central Europeans in the Wake of the Split, 1960-1964 Paper Association for Slavic, East European, & Eurasian Studies Boston, MA.
Jersild, A. (January 19, 2013). China's Conditional Affirmation of Soviet Bloc Leadership, 1956-1958 Paper SE Conference Association for Asian Studies Wilmington, NC.
Jersild, A. (February 14, 2012). Socialist Bloc Komandirovka and its Consequences in China, 1950-1960 Paper Conference on "Mao's China, Non-Communist Asia, and the Global Setting, 1949-1976) Hong Kong, China.
Jersild, A. (December 10, 2010). Status in the Mountains Paper Seminar on "Imperial Perspectives on Social Transformation: Re-examining Sosloviia in the Wake of the Great Reforms Cambridge, MA.
Jersild, A. ( 2006). The 'Kitchen Debate' in Global Context: Soviet Exhibits in China, 1953-1955 Paper American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies Conference 2006 .
Jersild, A. (April 22, 2005). Friendship, the Gift, Betrayal: The Chinese Subversion of the Soviet Friendship Society, 1945-1964 Paper Russian History Workshop Washington, D.C..
Jersild, A. (January 26, 2005). Friendship, the Gift, Betrayal Paper Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies Conference Washington, D.C..
Jersild, A. (November 20, 2003). The War on Terror and Russian-Chechen Relations Paper Roundtable on "Far From Moscow" Toronto, Canada.
Jersild, A. (June 24, 2003). The Soviet Pavilion at International Exhibits Paper Roundtable on "The Russian Empire in Global History" Pittsburgh, PA.
Jersild, A. (June 24, 2003). The Chechen Wars in Historical Perspective Paper Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center Summer Research Lab Champaign-Urbana, Illinois.
Jersild, A. (May , 2003). The Soviet Pavilion at International Exhibits Paper Maryland/Harvard Workshop .
Jersild, A. (April 28, 2003). The War on Terror and the Flight from History: Russian-Chechen Relations Paper Kennan Institute Washington, D.C..
Jersild, A. ( 2001). Civic Association and Georgian Culture Paper American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies Conference 2001 Washington, D.C..
Jersild, A. ( 2000). Nativism and Empire in the Russian Caucasus Paper Midwest Russian History Workshop .
Jersild, A. (November 8, 1999). Slavophilism in Imperial Context: Faith, Custom and Ritual in the Borderlands Paper Berkeley Program in Soviet and Post-Soviet Studies Berkeley, CA.
Jersild, A. (March 25, 1999). Slavophiles, Faith and the Frontier Paper American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies Conference 1998 Boca Raton.
Jersild, A. ( 1998). "Rethinking Imperial Russian History" Roundtable Other American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies Conference 1998 Boca Raton.
Jersild, A. ( 1997). The Russian Orient Other American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies Conference 1997 Seattle, WA.
Jersild, A. (April , 1997). Russia and the West in the Caucuasus Paper Conference on Frontiers and Borderlands in History and Memory College Park, Maryland.
Jersild, A. (April , 1996). The Politics of Culture during the First Five Year Plan Paper Southern Conference on Slavic Studies Conference 1996 Asheville, South Carolina.
Jersild, A. (April 26, 1996). Russian Nationalism on the Edges of Empire Paper Association for the Study of Nationalities Conference 1996 New York.
Jersild, A. (January 5, 1995). Noble Peoples, Savage Mountaineers Paper American History Association Conference 1995 Chicago, IL.
Jersild, A. ( 1993). Islam and the Russian Empire: Shamil's Trip to the West, 1859 Other American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies Conference 1993 Honolulu, HI.
Jersild, A. ( 1993). The Reinvention of Empire Paper Conference on Central Asia Conference 1993 Madison, WI.
Jersild, A. ( 1993). Culturalism in Caucasia as an Alternative Vision of Empire Paper Social Science Research Workshop 1993 Washington, D.C..
  • 2022: Guest Research Scholar, Leibniz Institute for the History and Culture of East Europe
  • 2022: National Research Award, National Council for Eurasian and East European Research
  • 2022: ODU Faculty Research Leave: Prague, Sofia, Krakow, Leipzig, Old Dominion University
  • 2022: Collaborator, Cold War Studies Group
  • 2016: Research Fellow, Berlin Center for Cold War Studies / Berliner Kolleg Kalter Krieg
  • 2012: ODU Summer Research Fellowship Program: Beijing, OId Dominion University
  • 2011: ODU Faculty Research Leave: Norfolk, Berlin , Old Dominion University
  • 2008: Fulbright Research Scholar, Russia and Czech Republic, Fulbright Foundation
  • 2007: National Research Award, National Council for Eurasian and East European Research
  • 2006: Kennan Institute, Short-Term Research Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center
  • 2004: American Councils for International Education, Combined Research and Language (Chinese), Moscow,
  • 2000: American Councils for International Education, Combined Research and Language (Georgian), Tbilisi, Georgia,
  • 1999: American Councils for International Education (fee-for-support), Tbilisi, Georgia,
  • 1997: Kennan Institute, Research Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center
  • 1995: Research Scholar, Hoover Institute of Stanford University