Michael Hancock-Parmer

Michael Hancock-Parmer

Michael Hancock-Parmer
Assistant Professor

Office location: Richeson Hall 3
Office Phone: 540.365.4403
Personal webhttp://hancock-parmer.com/
Years teaching at Ferrum: Started in Fall 2018

Michael was a first-generation college student and the first in his family to obtain a Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree, and a Doctorate. He loves teaching and working with students at Ferrum. He is from rural southern Michigan and travels often to the midwest to be with his extended family (his wife is from Indianapolis). He is married to Dr. Teresa Hancock-Parmer, who teaches Spanish at Roanoke College and they have three daughters (number four is expected in 2020). Michael enjoys spending time with his children, volunteering, playing with the instrumental ensembles at Ferrum College, singing with the choir at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Roanoke, gaming (tabletop, role-playing, and video games) hiking, climbing, and bouldering.

Michael Hancock-Parmer

Ph.D. Indiana University (2017) Russian & Central Asian History
M.A. Indiana University (2011) Central Eurasian Studies
B.A. Western Michigan University (2003)

HIS-111 World History Before 1500

HIS-112 World History After 1500

HIS-353: History of Barbarians

HIS-357: History of Russia

HIS-360: History of Travel & Tourism

HIS-361: History of Tourism (E-Term to Niagara Falls)

HIS-375: History of Islam

HIS-497: The Gunpowder Empires

“Central Asia before the Advent of Russian Dominion,” In The Routledge Handbook on contemporary Central Asia, edited by Rico Isaacs (Routledge, 2020)

“The Soviet Study of the Bare Footed Flight of the Kazakhs,” Central Asian Survey 34, no. 3 (2015): 281-295

“The Creation of Elim-Ai: National Lament for National Tragedy,” In Qazaq khandyghy: tarikh, teoriia zhane bugingi kun [The Kazakh Khanate: History, Theory, and the Present], edited by Gh. Mutanov, T. Ramazanov, and A. Zhumadil, 143-148 (Almaty: Qazaq Universiteti, 2015)Book Reviews

“Flight and Famine: Interrogating Collectivization, Stalinism, and Genocide,” Kritika 20, no. 3 (2019)

Review of Jeff Eden, Paolo Sartori, Devin DeWeese, eds. Beyond Modernism: Rethinking Islam in Russia, Central Asia and Western China (19th-20th Centuries). Journal of Economic and Social History of the Orient. In Canadian-American Slavic Studies, 52, no. 2 (2016)

Review of Alfrid Bustanov. Soviet Orientalism and the Creation of Central Asian Nations. In Central Asian Survey 35, no. 3 (2016)

Review of Joo-Yup Lee. Qazaqlïq, or Ambitious Brigandage, and the Formation of the Qazaqs: State and Identity in Post-Mongol Eurasia. Boston: Brill. In Central Asian Survey 35, no. 4 (2016)

Review of Beatrice Teissier, Into the Kazakhs Steppe: John Castle’s Mission to Khan Abulkhayir (1736). Oxford: Signal Books. In Central Asian Survey 34, no. 3 (2015). [PDF]

Early Modern Islam & Russian Central Asia

Nationalism and Nationalist Historiography

The invention of Traditions & Nationalist Ideology


Microhistories & Local Histories