CESS Member Publications

Publications are listed alphabetically by author by year. If you are an active CESS member and would like to submit your publication data, please contact the CESS Blog editor. This page does not seek to be a full bibliography of all work by all CESS members, but rather to highlight some of the work of our organization’s membership.


Kirmse, Stefan B. Youth and Globalization in Central Asia. Everyday Life between Religion, Media, and International Donors. Frankfurt and New York, 2013.

Kirmse, Stefan B. “New Courts in Late Tsarist Russia: On Imperial Representation and Muslim Participation,” Journal of Modern European History 11, no. 2 (2013): 243-263.

Markowitz, LawrenceState Erosion: Unlootable Resources and Unruly Elites in Central Asia. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2013. 

Megoran, Nick. “Share Space, Divided Space: Narrating Ethnic Histories of Osh.” Environment and Planning A 45 (2013): 892-907.

Millward, James. The Silk Road: A Very Short Introduction. New York: Oxford University Press, 2013.

Northrop, Douglas. An Imperial World: Empires and Colonies Since 1750. Pearson, “Connections” Series in World History, 2013.


Beckwith, Christopher. Warriors of the Cloisters: The Central Asian Origins of Science in the Medieval World. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2012.

Esengul, Chinara, Baglan Mamaev and Natalia Yefimova-Trilling. Youth and Public Policy in Kyrgyzstan. New York: Demokratie & Dialog, 2012.

Brunn, Stanley, Stanley Toops and Richard Gilbreath. The Routledge Atlas of Central Eurasian Affairs. London: Routledge, 2012.

Kuscu-Bonnenfant, Isik. “Constructing the Homeland: Kazakhstan’s Discourse and Policies Surrounding Its Ethnic Return-Migration Policy.” Central Asian Survey 31, no. 1 (March 2012): 31-44.

Pearce, Katy and Sarah Kendzior. “Networked Authoritarianism and Social Media in Azerbaijan.” Journal of Communication 62, no. 2 (2012): 283-298.

Reeves, Madeleine. “Black Word, Green Money: Remittances, Ritual, and Domestic Economies in Southern Kyrgyzstan.” Slavic Review 71, no 1 (Spring, 2012): 108-134.

Schatz, Edward. “Kazakhstan’s Authoritarian ‘Persuasion’.” Post-Soviet Affairs 20, no. 1 (January-March, 2012): 45-65.

Schwab, Wendell. “Tradition and Texts: How Two Young Women Learned to Interpret the Qur’an and Hadiths in Kazakhstan.” Contemporary Islam 6, no. 2 (2012): 173-197.

Williams, Brian Glyn. Afghanistan Declassified: A Guide to America’s Longest War. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2012.


Campbell, Ian. “Settlement Promoted, Settlement Contested: The Shcherbina Expedition of 1896-1903.” Central Asian Survey 30, nos. 3-4 (September-December, 2011): 423-436.

Genina, Anna, and Eve-Marie Dubuisson. “Claiming an Ancestral Homeland: Kazakh Pilgrimage and Migration in Inner Asia.” Central Asian Survey 30, nos. 3-4 (2011): 469-485.

McGlinchey, Eric. Chaos, Violence, Dynasty: Politics and Islam in Central Asia. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburg Press, 2011. [2012 Book Prize Nominee]

Penati, Beatrice. “Beyond Technicalities: On Land Assessment and Land-Tax in Russian Turkestan, 1886-1915.” Jahrbücher für Geschichte Osteuropas 59, no. 1 (2011): 1-27.

Pedersen, Morton Axel. Not Quite Shamans: Spirit Worlds and Political Lives in Northern Mongolia. London: Cornell University Press, 2011. [2012 Book Prize Nominee]

Tuna, Mustafa. “Madrasa Reform as a Secularizing Process: A View From the Russian Empire.” Comparative Studies in Society and History 53, no. 3 (2011): 540-570.


Luong, Pauline Jones, and Erika Weinthal. Oil Is Not a Curse: Ownership Structure and Institutions in Soviet Successor States. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2010. [2012 Book Prize Nominee]

Neva, Elena. Tajik Jewelry. Boston: M-Graphics, Publishing, 2010.

Noda, Jin, and Takahiro Onuma. A Collection of Documents from the Kazakh Sultans to the Qing Dynasty.  Tokyo: Research Center for Islamic Area Studies, 2010.

Penati, Beatrice. “Swamps, Sorghum, and Saxauls: Marginal Lands and the Fate of Russian Turkestan.” Central Asian Survey 29, no. 1 (2010): 61-78.

Radnitz, Scott. Weapons of the Wealthy: Predatory Regimes and Elite-Led Protests in Central Asia. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2010. [2012 Book Prize Nominee]

Rasanayagam, Johan. Islam in Post-Soviet Uzbekistan: The Morality of Experience. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2010. [Winner, 2012 Book Prize]

Schlessing, Jonathan and Mette High. “Rulers and Rascals: The Politics of Gold in Qing Mongolian History.” Central Asian Survey 29, no. 3 (2010): 289-304.

Trevisani, Tommaso. Land and Power in Khorezm: Farms, Communities, and the State in Uzbekistan’s Decollectivization. Münster: LIT Verlag, 2010. [2012 Book Prize Nominee]


Levi, Scott and Ron Sela. Islamic Central Asia: An Anthology of Historical Sources. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2009.

Wooden, Amanda and Christoph Stefes (eds.). The Politics of Transition in Central Asia and the Caucasus: Enduring Legacies and Emerging Challenges. Abingdon: Routledge, 2009.

2008 and prior

Gammer, Moshe. The Lone Wolf and the Bear: Three Centuries of Chechen Defiance of Russian Rule. London: C. Hurst & Company, 2006.

Kamp, Marianne. The New Women in Uzbekistan: Islam, Modernity, and Unveiling under Communism. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2006.

Martin, Virginia. “Kazakh Oath-Taking in Colonial Courtrooms: Legal Culture and Russian Empire-Building.” Kritika 5, no. 3 (Summer 2004): 483-514.

Martin, Virginia. Law and Custom in the Steppe: The Kazakhs of the Middle Horde and Russian Colonialism in the Nineteenth Century. Richmond: Curzon Press, 2001.

Morrison, Alexander. “Russian Rule in Turkestan and the Example of British India, c. 1860-1917.” The Slavonic and East European Review 84, no. 4 (October, 2006): 666-707.

Northrop, Douglas. Veiled Empire: Gender and Power in Stalinist Central Asia. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2004.

Peyrouse, Sébastien. “Nationhood and the Minority Question in Central Asia: The Russians in Kazakhstan.” Europe-Asia Studies 59, no. 3 (May, 2007): 481-501.

Sahadeo, Jeff. Russian Colonial Society in Tashkent, 1865-1923. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2007.

Schatz, Edwrad. Modern Clan Politics: The Power of ‘Blood’ in Kazakhstan and Beyond. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2004.

Williams, Brian Glyn. The Crimean Tatars: The Diaspora Experience and the Forging of a Nation. Leiden: Brill, 2001.

Uyama, Tomohiko (ed.). Empire, Islam, and Politics in Central Eurasia. Slavic Eurasian Studies, no. 14. Sapporo: Slavic Research Center, Hokkaido University, 2007.

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