The Lawful Empire. Legal Change and Cultural Diversity in Late Tsarist Russia. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2019.
Youth and Globalization in Central Asia: Everyday Life between Religion, Media, and International Donors. Frankfurt and New York: Campus, 2013.
(Ed.) One Law for All? Western Models and Local Practices in (post-) Imperial Contexts. Frankfurt and New York: Campus, 2012.
(Ed.) Youth in the former Soviet South: Everyday Lives between Experimentation and Regulation. London: Routledge, 2011 (reprinted in paperback in 2016).
In Defense of Land and Faith. Muslim Tatars between Confrontation and Accommodation in Late Imperial Russia, in: Acta Slavica Iaponica 39 (2019, in print).
Sleepy Side Alleys, Dead Ends, and the Perpetuation of Eurocentrism - Review Essay on The Oxford Handbook of the History of International Law, in: European Journal of International Law 25:1 (2014), pp. 307-311, http://www.ejil.org/article.php?article=2479&issue=119.
Law and Interethnic Relations in the Russian Empire: The Tatar Riots of 1878 and their Judicial Aftermath, in: Ab Imperio 2013/4: pp. 49-77, http://muse.jhu.edu/login?auth=0&type=summary&url=/journals/ab_imperio/v2013/2013.4.kirmse.html.
Law and Empire in Late Tsarist Russia. Muslim Tatars Go to Court, in: Slavic Review 72:4 (Winter 2013), pp. 778-801, http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.5612/slavicreview.72.4.0778 .
Am Rande mittendrin: Globalisierte Jugend in Zentralasien, in: Osteuropa 63: 11-12 (November 2013), pp. 197-208, http://www.osteuropa.dgo-online.org/hefte/2013/11-12/
New Courts in Late Tsarist Russia. On Imperial Representation and Muslim Participation, in: Journal of Modern European History 11:2 (2013), pp. 243-263.
“Law and Society” in Imperial Russia, InterDisciplines. Journal of History and Sociology 3:2 (Sonderausgabe zu “Law and Historiography: Contributions to a New Cultural History of Law”, 2012): pp. 103-134, https://www.inter-disciplines.org/index.php/indi/article/view/969.
In the marketplace for styles and identities: globalization and youth culture in southern Kyrgyzstan, in: Central Asian Survey 29:4 (2010), pp. 389-403, http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/02634937.2010.537138 .
Bridging the gap: the concept of 'youth' and the study of Central Asia and the Caucasus, in: Central Asian Survey 29:4 (2010), pp. 381-387.
Leisure, business and fantasy worlds: exploring donor-funded “youth spaces” in southern Kyrgyzstan, in: Central Asian Survey 28:3 (2009), pp. 289-301, http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/02634930903421806 .
Alle Macht nach Moskau? Der russische Föderalismus und das Beispiel Tatarstan, in: Zeitgeschichte-online, March 2018: https://zeitgeschichte-online.de/thema/alle-macht-nach-moskau.
Youth in the Post-Soviet Space: Is the Central Asian Case Really so Different? in: Matthias Schwartz und Heike Winkel (Ed.) Eastern European Youth Cultures in a Global Context. Basingstoke and New York 2016, pp. 335-360.
Dealing with Crime in Late Tsarist Russia: Muslim Tatars and the Imperial Legal System, in: Stefan B. Kirmse (ed.) One Law for All? Western Models and Local Practices in (Post-) Imperial Contexts. Frankfurt and New York: Campus, 2012.
“Nested Globalization” in Osh, Kyrgyzstan: Urban Youth Culture in a ‘Southern’ City, in T. Darieva, W. Kaschuba and M. Krebs (eds.) Urban Spaces after Socialism. Ethnographies of Public Places in Eurasian Cities. Frankfurt and New York, Campus: 2011, pp. 283-305.
Boiling Over [report on the revolution in Kyrgyzstan], in: Oxford Forum 2005, no. 2, pp. 38-39.
Extended review in Author-Critic Forum: “Under Solomon's Throne: Uzbek Visions of Renewal in Osh”, with Aisalkyn Botoeva, Ali Igmen, Morgan Liu & Marianne Kamp, in: Central Asian Survey 37: 1 (2018), pp. 160-171
Review on O'Neill, Kelly: Claiming Crimea. A History of Catherine the Great’s Southern Empire. New Haven 2017, in: H-Soz-Kult, 05.02.2019, www.hsozkult.de/publicationreview/id/rezbuecher-29094.
Review on Belge, Boris und Deuerlein, Martin (eds.) Goldenes Zeitalter der Stagnation? Tübingen 2014 (2016). https://www.hsozkult.de/publicationreview/id/rezbuecher-22224.
Review on Lohr, Eric. Russian Citizenship: From Empire to Soviet Union (Cambridge, MA and London 2012), in: Law and History Review 33 (2015), 1, 261-263, http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayIssue?iid=9569207.
Review on Raleigh, Donald. Soviet Baby Boomers. An Oral History of Russia's Cold War Generation (Oxford 2012), in: Europe-Asia Studies 66 (2014), 5, 835-836,
Review on LaPierre, Brian. Hooligans in Khrushchev’s Russia. Defining, Policing, and Producing Deviance during the Thaw (Madison 2012), in: http://hsozkult.geschichte.hu-berlin.de/rezensionen/2013-3-020.
Review on Radnitz, Scott. Weapons of the Wealthy: Predatory Regimes and Elite-Led Protests in Central Asia, in: Europe-Asia Studies 64 (2012), 2, 375-377, http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09668136.2011.646476
Review on Yemelianova, Galina (eds.) Radical Islam in the Former Soviet Union, London 2009 (2010), http://hsozkult.geschichte.hu-berlin.de/rezensionen/2010-4-018.
Review on Nethercott, Frances. Russian Legal Culture Before and After Communism. Criminal Justice, Politics and the Public Sphere, London 2007 (2009), http://hsozkult.geschichte.hu-berlin.de/rezensionen/2009-2-200
“Socialist Youth in the Soviet South. Between Mass Mobilization, Nationalism, and the Outside World”, workshop at Princeton University, "From Totalitarian to Authoritarian Rule: Comparing Dictatorships in Transition", Princeton NJ, USA, 10 March 2019.
"Comparing Imperial Borderlands. Law and Governance in Late 19th Century Crimea and Kazan”, Central Eurasian Studies Society (CESS) 19th Annual Conference, University of Pittsburgh, USA, 26 October 2018.
In Defense of Land and Faith: Rebellious Tatars Encountering State Officials in Late-Nineteenth Century Crimea and Kazan, 7 October 2017, University of Washington, Seattle, 18th Annual Conference of the Central Eurasian Studies Society.
The Lawful Empire. Legal Change and Cultural Diversity in Late Imperial Russia, 3 October 2017, University of Oregon, Eugene.
Muslim Rebellion in the Russian Empire. On the Power of Governors and the Ambiguities of the Late Imperial Rechtsstaat. State of Exception/ Ausnahmezustand: Joint Princeton University and Humboldt University workshop. Berlin, 11 June 2016.
A View from Russia's Borderlands: Potentials and Limits of Studying 19th-Century Legal Texts and Culture, Sapporo/Japan; symposium dedicated to the 60th anniversary of the Slavic-Eurasian Research Center (SRC) of Hokkaido University, 10 December 2015.
Politics of Memory in Central Asia and the Caucasus, Tbilisi/Georgia; invited by Deutscher Volkshochschul-Verband (DVV) International and the Bundesstiftung zur Aufarbeitung der SED-Diktatur.
Gleiches Recht für alle? Muslime im späten Zarenreich, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, 18 December 2014.
Similarities and Differences between Young People's Lives in Central Asia,
"Youth in Kazakhstan" conference, Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies, The George Washington University, Washington D.C., 21 April 2014.
Between Integration and Conflict: Muslim Tatars in Late Nineteenth-Century Russia, BASEES Annual Conference, Cambridge, UK, April 2014.
Between Integration and the Promotion of Difference: Ethno-Religious Minorities under Imperial Rule, Law Faculty, Humboldt University, 8 July 2013.
The Eurocentric Risk in the History of International Law, International Symposium, Humboldt University, 1 February 2013.
Why the Law is Wrong: A Comparative (and Controversial) Discussion, Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, “Rechtskulturen”, 10 December 2012.
Police, Peasants, Property: Contested Territories and Legal Spaces in Late Imperial Russia, Quebec Network for Slavic Studies, Annual Conference, Montreal, Canada, May 2012.
Violence, Trials and Justice: Tatar Peasants and the Kazan Uprising of 1879, ASEEES Annual Conference, Washington D.C., November 2011.
Managing Cultural Diversity in the Russian Empire: Integration through Legal Reform?, workshop “Identity Projects in Comparative Perspective”, 6 May 2011, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.
Law and Empire in Late Tsarist Russia: Tatars Go to Court, American Association for the Study of Nationalities (ASN) Conference, Columbia University, New York, 16 April 2011
At the “Marketplace for Styles and Identities”: Youth between Transition, Globalization and Youth Culture in Southern Kyrgyzstan, October 2009, Annual Conference of the Central Eurasian Studies Society (CESS), University of Toronto, Canada.
Looking North? Urban Youth Practices in a “Southern” City, September 2009, workshop “Urban Spaces: Caucasian Places: Transformations in Capital Cities”, Tbilisi State University, Institute for History and Ethnology, Georgia.
The Students of Osh and the Colonization of the New Associative Sphere, December 2008, workshop “The Transnationalization of Central Asia”, L’Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris.
Post-Soviet Youth in a Globalizing World, November 2006, University of St Andrews, Central Asian Research Network.
Re-Islamization among the Students of Osh (Kyrgyz Republic), October 2005, Central Eurasian Studies Society, annual conference, Boston University, USA.
Islamic Radicalism in Central Asia: Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan, October 2003, Central Eurasian Studies Society, annual conference, Harvard University, USA.
“Neurussland – Geschichte, Gegenwart und Vision”, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Dezember 2014. In: Vision Europa 5/2014.
Kyrgyzstan: Southern discontent poses major challenges, Oxford Analytica, Russia/CIS Daily Brief, 29 April 2005.
Kyrgyzstan: corruption unlikely to disappear soon, Oxford Analytica, Russia/CIS Daily Brief, 22 June 2005.
Central Asia/US: soft rhetoric reveals policy dilemma, Oxford Analytica, Russia/CIS Daily Brief, 20 October 2005.
- ASEEES (Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies)
- Central Eurasian Studies Society (CESS)
- German: native speaker
- English: near-native fluency
- Russian: near-native fluency
- Uzbek, Kazakh, Ukrainian: reading knowledge