Curriculum Vitae

Polishing the Mirror: A Curriculum Unit on Central and Inner Eurasia. See this link for information about the unit and where to buy it.

Historical Map of Khiva, during the Russian conquest. From J. A. MacGahan, Campaigning on the Oxus and the Fall of Khiva. London: Sampson Low, Marston, Low and Searle, 1874. Scanned and edited 6/19/2000 to correct discoloration in UM library original. The same map is shown in black and white in Chapter 6 of the curriculum unit. For a larger image, click HERE.

Dissertation work:

For links to some of my current dissertation work, click here.

These bibliographies were all developed based on my own research interests. If you find them useful, please feel free to use them. Updates may be done from time to time; the date at the top of each bibliography is the last edit date.

For better or worse, references are presently to books or periodical only (no manuscripts). Comments are in brackets.

Travelers through Central and Inner Asia.

Bibliography about the Naqshbandiyya in Central Asia and elsewhere.


Professor B. Scarcia Amoretti's lecture, 15 February 2000, "Political Ideologies and Historical Trends in Iran Today."

Web Sites Vika has worked on (access may not be permitted to all)

Summer 2000
School Year 1999-2000
School Year 1998-99

URL: <> Last updated November 16, 2003.