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Dr. John McCannon

 

Dr. John McCannon
Associate Professor, History

john.mccannon@usask.ca

Credits and Publications (click to view)

Background Information:
BA with Honors in History and Russian/East European Studies at Yale University (1989)
MA and PhD in History from the University of Chicago (1991, 1994).

Topics:
1) Russia
2) Siberia
3) Russian Arctic
4) Exploration and Development
5) Art and Popular culture

Areas of Graduate Supervising:
1) Modern Russia
2) Siberia and the Arctic
3) Native Siberians

Program of Research:
History of Russian expansion into and geographical imagination of Siberia and the Arctic.

Projects (last five years):
Research into Stalinist Arctic policy (including treatment of native Siberian)
Biography of Russian painter and explorer Nikolai Roerich (including attempt to co-opt shamanic and Buddhist belief systems of native Siberians and Asiatic peoples in Russia).

Methodologies:
1) Archival Research
2) Qualitative

Communities Involved in Research (last five years):
Native Siberian communities.