Nicholas Seay

Graduate Student

Advisor: Prof. David Hoffmann

Nicholas Seay is a PhD student in Russian and East European History (with minor fields in World History and East Asian History). His research interests are in cotton industry and labor in Soviet Central Asia, with particular focus on Soviet Tajikistan. His language skills include Russian and Persian (Farsi and Tajiki) and he is actively pursuing the study of Uzbek. He also serves as host of “New Books in Central Asian Studies,” a podcast channel on the New Books Network.

Areas of Expertise
  • Russian and East European History
  • Central Asian History
Education
  • B.A. in History, University of Cincinnati (2014)
  • M.A. in Russian, East European, and Central Asian Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison (2018)