Adrienne Edgar

Associate Professor

Office Hours

Wednesdays 1-3 or by appointment

Office Location

HSSB 4212


Russian and Soviet History, Modern Central Asia, Nations and Nationalism, Women and Gender


PhD, University of California, Berkeley


Adrienne Edgar is an associate professor of history at the University of California, Santa Barbara. After receiving her Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley in 1999, she spent one year at Harvard University on a post-doctoral fellowship before taking up her current position. Edgar is the author of Tribal Nation: The Making of Soviet Turkmenistan (Princeton University Press, 2004), and a number of articles. Her current project is titled, “Marriage, Modernity, and the Friendship of Nations: Interethnic Marriage in Soviet Central Asia.”