Miriam Neirick

Miriam Neirick
Full-Time Faculty
(818) 677-5450
Office location:
Sierra Tower 602



B.A., Wellesley College (1999)
Ph.D., University of California Berkeley (2007)

Courses Taught

HIST 301 The Historian's Craft
HIST 342 World Civilization since 1945
HIST 350 History of Women
HIST 497 World History through Women's Life Stories
HIST 498 History of Soviet Film
HIST 450 Russia since 1917
HIST 594 Soviet Historiography
HIST 601 Theory and Methods
HIST 630 World History Research Seminar 

Selected Publications and Presentations

When Pigs Could Fly and Bears Could Dance, A History of the Soviet Circus (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2012)

 Research Interests

Miriam Neirick joined the CSUN History Department in 2007. She teaches courses in Russian, world, and women's history in addition to undergraduate and graduate historical methods courses. Dr. Neirick's research has focused on Soviet cultural history and, more recently, on methods for integrating women's history into world history instruction through work with life narratives. She is currently the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences advisor for students attempting to complete the Social Science Subject Matter Program.