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Overview

  • Svetlana Peshkova is a socio-cultural anthropologist and a scholar of Islam. Her research interests include Gender and Islam; Feminisms in post-Socialist space; Decolonialism; Muslim women leaders; Islamic education; Transnational Islamic Movements; and Indigenous History of New Hampshire. Svetlana holds BA and MA (1995, 1996, Linguistics) from Pyatigorsk State University in Russia; MA (1999, Theological Studies) from Candler School of Theology at Emory University (Atlanta, GA); MA (2001, Television, Radio, and Film) from Newhouse School of Communications at Syracuse University (Syracuse, NY); and a Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies and Ph.D. (2006, Anthropology) from Syracuse University (Syracuse, NY). Svetlana published a book, Women, Islam, and Identity: Public Life in Private Spaces in Uzbekistan, and several theoretical and ethnographic articles and book chapters about Muslim women leaders, Islamic education, identity, social movements, and reproductive health.
  • Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title
    2017 Women's Marches: Socio-Political Activism of Central Asian WomenCentral Asian Analytical Network2017
    2016 Religion in Uzbekistan under Karimov and after. Uzbekistan Forum. Virtual Issue.Central Asian Survey Journal2016
    2015 LEADING AGAINST ODDS Muslim Women Leaders and Teachers in UzbekistanJournal of Feminist Studies in Religion.  31:23-44. 2015
    2014 Teaching Islam at a home school: Muslim women and critical thinking in UzbekistanCentral Asian Survey.  33:80-94. 2014
    2013 A Post-Soviet Subject in Uzbekistan: Islam, Rights, Gender and Other DesiresWomen's Studies.  42:667-695. 2013
    2009 Bringing the mosque home and talking politics: women, domestic space, and the state in the Ferghana Valley (Uzbekistan)Contemporary Islam.  3:251-273. 2009
    Fertility and the Sacred Feminine in the Central Asian Healing and Ritual PracticesMedical Anthropology and Bioethics: Scientific, Educational, and Popular Science Journal.  5.
    Muslim Women Leaders in the Ferghana Valley: Whose Leadership is it Anyway?Journal of International Women's Studies.  11:5-24.
    “Author’s Response,” in “Book Discussion” to a review of Women, Islam, and Identity: Public Life in Private Spaces in Uzbekistan, by Michele E. Commercio, Noor O’Neill Borbieva, and Natalie KochCentral Asian Affairs Journal.  3:87-93.

    Book

    Year Title
    2014 Women, Islam, and Identity Public Life in Private Spaces in Uzbekistan 2014

    Chapter

    Year Title
    2018 Female Religious Leaders in Uzbekistan: Recalibrating Desires and Effecting Social Change.  365-378. 2018
    2017 Beyond Piety: Self-related Muslims in Uzbekistan.  29-29. 2017
    2017 “Women and Social Change in Uzbekistan: Public Life in Private Spaces.”.  283-302. 2017
    2015 Muslim Women’s Leadership in Uzbekistan: Religion and Emotion.  21-47. 2015
    Political-Social Movements: Protest Movements in the Caucasus and Central Asia.  633-636.
    Sources and Methods for Studying Women in Islamic Cultures: Post-Soviet Central Asia.  267-272.

    Teaching Activities

  • Anthropology of Islam Taught course 2019
  • Internship Taught course 2019
  • Ethnographic Methods Taught course 2018
  • Spc Top/Indigenous New England Taught course 2018
  • Honors/Saving Culture Taught course 2018
  • Internship Taught course 2018
  • Islam and Gender Taught course 2018
  • Ethnographic Methods Taught course 2017
  • Internship Taught course 2017
  • Peoples & Cultures/Mid E&N Afr Taught course 2017
  • Internship Taught course 2017
  • Islam and Gender Taught course 2017
  • Ethnographic Methods Taught course 2016
  • Peoples & Cultures/Mid E&N Afr Taught course 2016
  • Ethnographic Methods Taught course 2015
  • Internship Taught course 2015
  • Honors Senior Thesis Taught course 2015
  • Islam and Gender Taught course 2015
  • Peoples & Cultures/ Mid E/N Af Taught course 2015
  • Ethnographic Methods Taught course 2014
  • Honors Senior Thesis Taught course 2014
  • Peoples&Cultures/MidE/N.Africa Taught course 2014
  • Anthropology of Internet Taught course 2014
  • Ethnographic Methods Taught course 2014
  • Islam and Gender Taught course 2014
  • Reading and Research Taught course 2014
  • Education And Training

    Full Name

  • Svetlana Peshkova