Mieka Erley

Mieka Erley


Associate Professor of Russian and Eurasian Studies, Colgate Univerity, California


Mieka Erley has been teaching at Colgate University. She is the author of On Russian Soil: Myth and Materiality, which appeared in the Northern Illinois Press/Cornell University Press Series in Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies in 2021.

Research Focus:

  • Slavic studies on environmental humanities
  • Interpretations of literary and cultural movements
  • Ecocriticism
  • Intersection of cultural and material history

Motivation as a part of the network:

Publications linked to the network:

  • “On Russian Soil: Myth and Materiality”- DeKalb: Northern Illinois Univ. Press, 2021.
  • “‘The Dialectics of Nature in Kara-Kum’: Andrei Platonov’s Dzhan as the Environmental History of a Future Utopia,” Slavic Review 73, no. 4 (Winter 2014): 727-750.

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