Dr. Benjamin Sawyer
Phone: (615) 898-2741
Office Location and Mailing Address: Midgett Hall, 306
MTSU Box 23
Murfreesboro, TN 37132
FIELDS: Soviet History, History of Capitalism and Communism, Economic History
BIOGRAPHICAL STATEMENT: Benjamin Sawyer’s work focuses on the history of economic systems, with a particular emphasis on the histories of capitalism and communism in the twentieth century. His current research examines migration from North America to the Soviet Union during the years of the New Economic Policy (NEP- 1921-1927).
UNDERGRADUATE COURSES TAUGHT:
“Shedding the White and Blue: American Migration and Soviet Dreams in the Era of the New Economic Policy.” Ab Imperio 2013, no. 1 (January 2013): 65–84.
“Peter Kropotkin.” Entry in The Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism, Stepher Ross, Gen Ed. Abingdon, UK: Routledge. (forthcoming, 2013).
Fulbright Institute of International Education (IIE) Research Grant, 2011-2012.
Don Lammers Graduate Award, Department of History, Michigan State University, Spring 2011.
Milton Muelder Graduate Fellowship, Department of History, Michigan State University, Fall 2010
WORKS IN PROGRESS:
Dr. Sawyer is currently in the process of preparing his dissertation for publication as a monograph.
Ph.D., Michigan State University, 2013
M.A., Appalachian State University, 2005
B.A., University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 2002