CESS Blog Authors

James Pickett

James Pickett

James Pickett is Assistant Professor in the History Department of the University of Pittsburgh. He is currently completing a study of Islamic scholars in Central Asia during the nineteenth century, and is beginning an investigation of semi- colonialism and cultures of documentation in the Islamic world.

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Amanda Wooden

Amanda E. Wooden is Associate Professor of Environmental Politics & Policy in the Environmental Studies Program at Bucknell University. She is currently President of the Central Eurasian Studies Society and a member of the executive board.

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Sarah Dixon Klump

Sarah Dixon Klump

Sarah Dixon Klump is an Independent Scholar in Providence, Rhode Island engaging with questions of culture, knowledge, and power in Central Eurasia. Her focus on the arts, history, and culture of the region approaches politics as mediated by cultural practices, and culture as suffused with power. She holds a Master of Arts in Eurasian, Russian, and East European Studies and a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University.

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Cody Behles

Cody Behles is a graduate student in Library Science and Central Eurasian Studies at Indiana University.

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Morgan Liu

Cultural Anthropologist of Central Eurasia. Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, and Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, The Ohio State University.

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Bradley Jensen Murg

Bradley Jensen Murg is a doctoral candidate in Political Science at the University of Washington and Adjunct Professor of Political Science at Seattle Pacific University.

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Diana Kudaibergenova

Diana Kudaibergenova is currently a post-doctoral researcher in the Sociology of Law at Lund University. She studies different intersections of power relations through the realms of political sociology (focusing on nationalising regimes and nationalism of new states of post-soviet space), cultural sociology, gender studies, and socio-legal studies.

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Michael Hancock-Parmer

Michael Hancock-Parmer

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Max Suchkov

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Eva-Marie Dubuisson

Eva-Marie Dubuisson

Eva-Marie Dubuisson is a linguistic anthropologist whose writing and research concerns expressive culture, poetry and politics, as well as discourses of ecology and geography in Kazakhstan. She teaches linguistics at Nazarbayev University, and is currently the editor of the CESS Blog and a member of the executive board.

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Aisalkyn Botoeva

Aisalkyn Botoeva is currently a visiting fellow at the Islamic Legal Studies Program: Law & Social Change at Harvard Law School. She received her doctoral degree in Sociology from Brown University in 2017.

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Melissa Kerr Chiovenda

Melissa Kerr Chiovenda

Melissa Kerr Chiovenda is a doctoral candidate in anthropology at the University of Connecticut. She conducted a total of eighteen months of fieldwork in Afghanistan, in Bamyan, Jalalabad, and Kabul. She has an MA from Georgetown University's Russian, Eurasian, and East European Studies program, and was a Peace Corps volunteer in Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan.

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Michael Igoe

Michael Igoe is a freelance writer and graduate student in International Conservation & Development at the University of Montana.

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Ben Shook

Ben Shook received his MSc in Asian Politics at the School of Oriental and African Studies. His dissertation examines contemporary PRC interest in Central Asia through the lens of official Chinese-language think tank publications.

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Vassiliy Lakhonin

Graduate of MA in Politics and Security in Central Asia (2012-2013), Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) – Аcademy in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic. Contact email: v.lakhonin@osce-academy.net

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Eric Schluessel

Eric Schluessel is an Assistant Professor of History and Political Science and the Director of East Asian Studies at the University of Montana. He teaches courses in the history and politics of China, and his research focuses on the social history of Xinjiang during the Qing dynasty (1636/44-1911) and twentieth century.

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Rachel Harris

Rachel Harris

Dr. Rachel Harris is a Reader in Ethnomusicology and a research coordinator at the SOAS China Institute. Her research centres on the region of Xinjiang, and especially on the music of the Muslim Central Asian Uyghurs, but also encompasses broader perspectives on Chinese music, including an edited volume on gender in Chinese music.

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Patryk Reid

Patryk Reid

Patryk Reid is a historian of environment with regional specialization in Central Asia, Russia, and the USSR. He is currently UCIS Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies at the University of Pittsburgh.

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Maureen Pritchard

Maureen Pritchard

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Alfred Bustanov

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Meghanne Barker

Meghanne Barker

Meghanne Barker is currently a Collegiate Assistant Professor of Social Sciences in the Society of Fellows at the University of Chicago. She is a linguistic anthropologist whose research examines intersections of play, performance, materiality, and childhood in post-Soviet Kazakhstan. Barker received her PhD in 2017 from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

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Lhagvademchig J Shastri

Lhagvademchig J Shastri

Lhagvademchig J. Shastri is a cultural anthropologist and a Visiting Researcher at the University of Shiga Prefecture, Japan.

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Laura Adams

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Aksana Ismailbekova

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Kate Lapham

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Diana Ibanez-Tirado

Dr Ibañez-Tirado is a social anthropologist with in depth experience of research in southern Tajikistan (temporality, everyday life, intimacy, the body, Islam), and Russia and Ukraine (intimacy, multi-ethnic family life, trade). From October 2015, Diana became a Postdoctoral researcher at the School of Global Studies (Anthropology) and joined a team of scholars working on the project: “Yiwu: Trust, Global Traders and Commodities in a Chinese International City” (TRODITIES) funded by an ERC-Advanced Grant. Her current research in this collaborative project revolves around the circulation of people, commodities and knowledge between Yiwu and Central Asia.

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David Levy

David Levy is a doctoral student in Sociology at Boston University.

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Guldana Salimjan

Guldana Salimjan, PhD, is a Research Associate at the Institute of Asian Research, University of British Columbia.

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