CESS 2020 Book Awards – Shortlists Announced!

CESS is delighted to announce the shortlists for its 2020 Book Awards. There are two prizes, one for books in History and the Humanities, and one for books in Social Sciences. Thank you to all the authors whose works were considered this year and to the award committees for your efforts. Congratulations to all those who have been shortlisted!

The winners will be announced on Wednesday October 14 during the Online Week of Central Eurasian Studies (CESS Week) which is being held between October 12-17, 2020.

Please visit Book Awards for more information about the annual CESS Book Awards.

History and the Humanities

Berberian, H. (2019). Roving Revolutionaries: Armenians and the Connected Revolutions in the Russian, Iranian, and Ottoman Worlds (First edition). University of California Press.

Keller, S. (2019). Russia and Central Asia: Coexistence, Conquest, Convergence. University of Toronto Press.

King, M. W. (2019). Ocean of Milk, Ocean of Blood: A Mongolian Monk in the Ruins of the Qing Empire. Columbia University Press.

Peterson, M. K. (2019). Pipe Dreams: Water and Empire in Central Asia’s Aral Sea Basin. Cambridge University Press.

Social Sciences

Bukharbayeva, B. (2019). The Vanishing Generation: Faith and Uprising in Modern Uzbekistan. Indiana University Press.

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

Malejacq, R. (2019). Warlord Survival: The Delusion of State Building in Afghanistan. Cornell University Press.

Marat, E. (2018). The Politics of Police Reform: Society against the State in Post-Soviet Countries. Oxford University Press.