Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Toronto. He primarily studies ex-Soviet Central Asia, particularly identity politics, framing processes, and social mobilization. As a part of a reflexive effort to understand himself and his training, he has edited Political Ethnography: What Immersion Contributes to the Study of Power (University of Chicago Press, Fall 2009) and teaches courses in “qualitative” methods. His work on Central Asia has appeared in Comparative Politics, Slavic Review, International Political Science Review, Ethnic and Racial Studies, Nationalism and Ethnic Politics, Nationalities Papers, Current History and Europe-Asia Studies and with the University of Washington Press.
This workshop is made possible through the generous support of the National Science Foundation and the University of Utah (US), University of Toronto (Canada), and Vrije Universteit (Amsterdam, The Netherlands).