Yulia Mikhailova teaches history courses. Her research interests include medieval
studies of medieval polities of Eastern and Western Europe, relationships between
Eastern and Western
Christians, medieval women, and ethnic relationships in contemporary Russia.
Medieval history, Aristocratic politics, Property and power relations
Gender, Religious women
Russian history, Ethnic problems
PhD History, with distinction, University of New Mexico, NM, 2013 Major fields:
Medieval Europe, Early Modern Europe Minor field: Gender and
Sexuality Dissertation: “Power and Property Relations in Rus and Latin
Europe: A Comparative Analysis”
MA Russian, Michigan State University, MI, 2002
Property, Power, and Authority in Rus and Latin Europe, ca. 1000-1236. Arc
Humanities/University of Amsterdam Press, 2018.
Chapters in books
2013 'Christians and Pagans' in the Chronicles of Pre-Mongolian Rus: Beyond the
Dichotomy of 'Good Us' and 'Bad Them'. In Geschichte der Slavia Asiatica:
Quellenkundliche Probleme, edited by Christian Lübke, Ilmira Miftakhova and Wolfram
Scheliha, 22-51. Leipzig: Leipziger Universitätsverlag.
2016 “‘He Sighed from His Heart and Began to Gather Soldiers’:
Emotions in Rusian Political Narratives.” Studia Slavica Et Balcanica
Petropolitana 20: 17-29.
2016 “O nekotorykh napravleniiakh v sovremennoi zapadnoi medievistike i ikh
znachimosti dlia izuchenia Drevnei Rusi.” Srednevekoviaia Rus 12 edited by A.
A. Gorskii et al. 63-94. Moscow: Indrik
2015 Reimagining Medieval History: Against the Last Bastion of the West-Centric
Narrative. Russian History, 42: 188-203.
2012 The Devil in Hell: An Interpretation of the Erotic Imagery in Female Visionary
Texts. Magistra: A Journal of Women's Spirituality in History, 18: 24-39.
2011 Cross Kissing: Keeping One’s Word in Twelfth-Century Rus. Slavic
Review, 70: 1-22. Co-authored article: Yulia Mikhailova & David Prestel.
2011 Electronic Media and Popular Discourse on Russian Nationalism. Nationalities
Papers: The Journal of Nationalism and Ethnicity, 39(4): 523-46.
2006 'Moroz Krasnyi Nos' Nekrasova i poezia Anny Akhmatovoi [Frost, Red Noseby
Nekrasov and Poetry of Anna Akhmatova]. Russian Literature (Amsterdam: Elsevier
Science) 58(3/4): 413-44.
HIST 589 Science and Technology: Ancient and Medieval
HIST 389 Science and Technology: Ancient and Medieval
HIST 389 Russian Cultural History
HIST 389 Western and Medieval Foundations of Modern Science and Technology
HIST 132 Western Civilization II, 1500 AD to
HIST 131 Western Civilization I, Western civilization to
Grants and awards received
2013 Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies Graduate Student
2012 The Dudley Philips Dissertation Fellowship, Department of History, University
2012 The Davis Graduate Student Travel Grant, Association for Slavic, East European
2011 Graduate Student Prize Competition, Institute for Medieval Studies, University
2011 Graduate Student Research, Project, and Travel Grant, University of New Mexico
2011 Student Research Allocations Committee Grant, University of New Mexico
2009 Grant to attend the Summer Research Laboratory on Russia, Eastern Europe, and
Eurasia, Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center, University of Illinois
2006 Graduate Student Research Award, the Resource Center for Medieval Slavic Studies,
Ohio State University