All Book Award Winners

2024 – History & the Humanities Co-Winners

Adrienne Edgar. 2022. Intermarriage and the Friendship of Peoples: Ethnic Mixing in Soviet Central Asia. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press.

Dilnoza Duturaeva. 2022. Qarakhanid Roads to China A History of Sino-Turkic Relations. Leiden: Brill.

2024 – Social Sciences

Joldon Kutmanaliev. 2023. Intercommunal Warfare and Ethnic Peacemaking: The Dynamics of Urban Violence in Central Asia. Montreal: McGill-Queens University Press.

2024 – Social Sciences (Honourable Mention)

Yerkebulan Sairambay. 2023. New Media and Political Participation in Russia and Kazakhstan: Exploring the Lived Experiences of Young People in Eurasia. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.

2022 – Social Sciences

Omar Sadr. 2021. Negotiating Cultural Diversity in Afghanistan. Routledge.

2022 – History & the Humanities

Sören Urbanski. 2020. Beyond the Steppe Frontier. Princeton University Press.

2021 – Social Sciences

David Leupold. 2020. Embattled Dreamlands: The Politics of Contesting Armenian, Kurdish and Turkish Memory. New York: Routledge.

2020 – History & the Humanities

Matthew W. King. 2019. Ocean of Milk, Ocean of Blood: A Mongolian Monk in the Ruins of the Qing Empire. New York: Columbia University Press.

2020 – Social Sciences

Timothy Grose. 2019. Negotiating Inseparability in China: The Xinjiang Class and the Dynamics of Uyghur Identity. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press.

2019 – History & the Humanities

Leah Feldman. 2018. On the Threshold of Eurasia: Revolutionary Poetics in the Caucasus. Ithaca: Cornell University Press.

2018 – Social Sciences

Jennifer Brick Murtazashvili. 2016. Informal Order and the State in Afghanistan. New York: Cambridge University Press.

2018 – History & the Humanities

Alison Vacca. 2017. Non-Muslim Provinces under Early Islam: Islamic Rule and Iranian Legitimacy in Armenia and Caucasian Albania. New York: Cambridge University Press.

2018 – History & the Humanities (Honorable mention)

Scott Cameron Levi. 2017. The Rise and Fall of Khoqand, 1709-1876: Central Asia in the Global Age. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press.

2017 – History & the Humanities

Joo-Yup Lee. 2016. Qazaqlïq, or Ambitious Brigandage, and the Formation of the Qazaqs: State and Identity in Post-Mongol Central Eurasia. Boston: Brill.

2016 – Social Sciences

Jesse Driscoll. 2015. Warlords and Coalition Politics in Post-Soviet States. New York: Cambridge University Press.

2015 – History & the Humanities

Rian Thum. 2014. The Sacred Routes of Uyghur History. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

2014 – Social Sciences

Morgan Liu. 2012. Under Solomon’s Throne: Uzbek Visions of Renewal in Osh. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press.

2013 – History & the Humanities

Patricia Crone. 2012. The Nativist Prophets of Early Islamic Iran: Rural Revolt and Local Zoroastrianism. New York: Cambridge University Press.

2012 – Social Sciences

Johan Rasanayagam. 2010. Islam in Post-Soviet Uzbekistan: The Morality of Experience. New York: Cambridge University Press.

2011 – History & the Humanities

Paul Stronski. 2010. Tashkent: Forging a Soviet City, 1930-1966. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press.

2010 – Social Sciences

Laura Adams. 2010. The Spectacular State: Culture and National Identity in Uzbekistan. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.

2009 – History & the Humanities

Jeff Sahadeo. 2007. Russian Colonial Society in Tashkent, 1865-1923. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.

2008 – Social Sciences

Kathleen Collins. 2006. Clan Politics and Regime Transition in Central Asia. New York: Cambridge University Press.

2007 – History & the Humanities

Marianne Kamp. 2006. The New Woman in Uzbekistan: Islam, Modernity, and Unveiling under Communism. Seattle: University of Washington Press.