Writing

Books

2017. Azan on the Moon: Entangling Modernity along Tajikistan’s Pamir Highway. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press.

Reviewed e.g. in Central Asian Survey, Europe-Asia Studies, Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, Social Anthropology, Transfers: Interdisciplinary Journal of Mobility Studies; shortlisted for the 2018 Book Award of the Central Eurasian Studies Society.

2007. Islam und Kirgisen on Tour: Die Rezeption “nomadischer Religion” und ihre Wirkung (Islam and Kyrgyz on Tour: The Perception of “Nomadic Religion” and Its Effects). Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz.

Journal special issues

2019. With Magnus Marsden (eds.). “Whither West Asia? Exploring North-South Perspectives on Eurasia.” Journal of Eurasian Studies 10(1). [OPEN ACCESS]

2018. With Amelia Fauzia, Nurfadzilah Yahaya (eds.) “Muslim Endowments in Asia: Waqf, Charity and Circulations.” The Muslim World 108(4).

2017. With Brook Bolander (eds.). “Language and Globalization in South and Central Asian Spaces.” International Journal of the Sociology of Language 247.

2016. With Andrea Rota (eds.). “A Matter of Perspective? Disentangling the Emic-Etic Debate in the Scientific Study of Religion\s.” Method and Theory in the Study of Religion 28(4-5).

2015. With Karénina Kollmar-Paulenz, Anke von Kügelgen (eds.). “Thematic issue on Central Eurasia.” Asiatische Studien/Etudes Asiatiques 69(3).

Articles in peer-reviewed journals

2019. “Faraway Siblings So Close: Ephemeral Conviviality across the Wakhan Divide.” Modern Asian Studies (FirstView). [OPEN ACCESS]

2019. With Magnus Marsden. “Whither West Asia? Exploring North-South Perspectives on Eurasia.” Journal of Eurasian Studies 10(1), 3-10. [OPEN ACCESS]

2018. With Amelia Fauzia, Nurfadzilah Yahaya. “Muslim Endowments in Asia: Waqf, Charity and Circulations.” The Muslim World 108(4), 587–592.

2018. With Hasan H. Karrar. “Assembling Marginality in Northern Pakistan.” Political Geography 63, 65–74.

2017. “Building Bridges Across the Oxus: Language, Development and Globalization at the Tajik-Afghan Frontier.” International Journal of the Sociology of Language 247, 49–70.

2017. With Brook Bolander. “Language and Globalization in South and Central Asian Spaces.” International Journal of the Sociology of Language 247, 1–11.

2016. “‘The very act of cutting’: Ethnomethodology, Interaction and the Emic-Etic Debate.” Method and Theory in the Study of Religion 28(4-5), 400–420.

2016. With Andrea Rota. “A Matter of Perspective? Disentangling the Emic-Etic Debate in the Scientific Study of Religion\s.” Method and Theory in the Study of Religion 28(4-5), 317–336.

2014. “Where Empires Meet: Orientalism and Marginality at the Former Russo-British Frontier.” Etudes de lettres 2-3, 179–196. [OPEN ACCESS]

2014. “The Road Not Taken: Enabling and Limiting Mobility in the Eastern Pamirs.” International Quarterly for Asian Studies 45(1-2), 153–170. [OPEN ACCESS]

2013. “‘The state starts from the family’: Peace and Harmony in the Eastern Pamirs.” Central Asian Survey 32(4), 462–474.

2012. “Making Kyrgyz Spaces: Local History as Spatial Practice in Murghab (Tajikistan).” Central Asian Survey 31(3), 251–264.

2011. “Paving the Way: Ismaili Genealogy and Mobility along Tajikistan’s Pamir Highway”. Journal of Persianate Studies 4, 171–188.

Book chapters

2018. “Development Institutions and Religious Networks in the Pamirian Borderlands.” In: Alexander Horstmann, Martin Saxer and Alessandro Rippa (eds.). Routledge Handbook of Asian Borderlands. New York and London: Routledge, 385–395.

2018. “‘The state starts from the family’: Peace and Harmony in the Eastern Pamirs.” In: Edward Lemon (ed.). Critical Approaches to Security in Central Asia. New York and London: Routledge, 218-230. [Reprint]

2016. “Political Regimes: Central Asia.” Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures.

2016. “Humanitarianism Across Mountain Valleys: ‘Shia Aid’ and Development Encounters in Northern Pakistan and Eastern Tajikistan.” In: Hermann Kreutzmann and Teiji Watanabe (eds.). Mapping Transition in the Pamirs: Changing Human-Environmental Landscapes. Dordrecht: Springer, 229–244.

2015. “‘The state starts from the family’: Peace and Harmony in the Eastern Pamirs.” In: David Montgomery (ed.). Negotiating Well-Being in Central Asia. London and New York: Routledge, 40–52. [Reprint]

2011. “Kyrgyz – Muslim – Central Asian? Recent Approaches to the Study of Kyrgyz Culture in Kyrgyzstan.” In: Stephan Conermann and Michael Kemper (eds.). The Heritage of Soviet Oriental Studies. London and New York: Routledge, 291–305.