05 Feb Understanding the Emergence and Trajectory of Political Islam in Tajikistan, 1973-1997
Kathleen Collins (Political Science, University of Minnesota)
Thursday, February 5, 2015 / 4:00 PM
Ellison Hall, third floor
Kathleen A. Collins is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Minnesota. She is the author of Clan Politics and Regime Transition in Central Asia (New York: Cambridge University Press, February 2006), which won the Central Eurasia Studies Society Book Award for Social Sciences. She is currently writing two books, tentatively titled: The Rise of Islamist Movements: Islam and State in Central Asia and the Caucasus (under contract, Cambridge University Press), and Muslim Politics: Religion, Politics, and Public Opinion in Post-Soviet Kyrgyzstan and Azerbaijan. Her work on clan politics, political Islam, democratization, identity politics, regional cooperation, and violence in Central Asia has appeared in journals and edited volumes.
Sponsored by the IHC’s Identity RFG, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, and the Dept. of Political Science