Associate Professor
464 Hamilton Hall


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

Research Interests

Religion and Politics, Central Asia, Soviet Union

Some Notable Publications

  • Soviet and Muslim: The Institutionalization of Islam in Central Asia. New York: Oxford University Press, 2017

My other publications are available on

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