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Associate Professor
464 Pauli Murray Hall
Office Hours: W 9:30-10:30am (GEC 3110)
Curriculum Vitae


AB Stanford University, 2001
AM Harvard University, 2006
PhD Harvard University, 2010

Research Interests

Religion and Politics, Central Asia, Soviet Union

Some Notable Publications

  • From the Khan’s Oven: Studies on the History of Central Asian Religions in Honor of Devin DeWeese. (Edited with Allen J. Frank and Jeff Eden) Leiden: Brill, 2021.
  • Soviet and Muslim: The Institutionalization of Islam in Central Asia. New York: Oxford University Press, 2017
  • “Mantra: A Review Essay on Soviet Islam.” Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient, 63:3 (2020): 389-433.

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Graduate Students

Courses Taught (as schedule allows)

For current information about course offerings, click here.

  • HIST 140-The World since 1945
  • HIST 163—Modern Central Asia
  • HIST 484—Islam in Russia
  • HIST 511--9/11 in World History
  • HIST 890—Readings in Modern Central Asian History