At Stanford Since
Muslim Networks, Empire, Afghanistan, Central Asia, the Caucasus, Iran
- Modern Afghanistan
- Modern Russia, Iran, and Afghanistan
- Modern Iran
- The Caucasus and the Muslim World
- Violence, Islam, and the State in Central Asia
- Modern Muslim Movements
- The Russian Empire
For Prophet and Tsar: Islam and Empire in Russia and Central Asia (Harvard University Press, 2006)
The Taliban and the Crisis of Afghanistan, co-edited with Amin Tarzi (Harvard University Press, 2008)
Under the Drones: Modern Lives in the Afghanistan-Pakistan Borderlands, co-edited with Shahzad Bashir (Harvard University Press, 2012)
Articles and Book Chapters
- “Trafficking in Evil? The Global Arms Trade and the Politics of Disorder,” Global Islam in the Age of Steam and Print, 1850-1930, eds., James Gelvin and Nile Green (University of California Press, forthcoming).
- “The Taliban and Nationalist Militancy in Afghanistan,” Contextualizing Jihadi Thought, eds., Jeevan Deol and Zaheer Kazmi (London: Hurst and Co./NY: Columbia University Press, 2012).
- “Muslim Networks, Imperial Power, and the Local Politics of Qajar Iran,” in Asiatic Russia: Imperial Power in Regional and International Contexts, ed., Uyama Tomohiko (NY: Routledge, 2012).
- “Russian Conquest and Administration in Inner Asia (1865-1884),” Cambridge History of Inner Asia: The Modern Period, eds., Edmund Herzig and Annette Bohr (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, forthcoming).
- “Russia Unbound: Historical Frameworks and the Challenge of Globalism,” Ab Imperio no. 1 (2010): 53-63.
- “Liberating Afghanistan,” Middle East Institute Viewpoints (December 2009), 75-78.
- “An Empire for the Faithful, A Colony for the Dispossessed,” Turkestan russe: une colonie comme les autres? eds., Svetlana Gorshenina and Sergei Abashin (Paris: Collection de l’IFEAC, 2009), 79-106.
- “Rewriting Europe’s Muslim Pasts,” European Studies Forum vol. 38, no. 1 (Spring 2008): 5-11.
- “Moderate Taliban?” The Taliban and the Crisis of Afghanistan, 238-273.
- “Epilogue: Afghanistan and the Pax Americana,” with Atiq Sarwari, The Taliban and the Crisis of Afghanistan, 311-355.
- “Islamic Law, Imperial Order: Muslims, Jews, and the Russian State,” Ab Imperio no. 3 (2004): 467-490.
- “Empire and the Confessional State: Islam and Religious Politics in Nineteenth-Century Russia,” American Historical Review vol. 108, no. 1 (February 2003): 50-83.
- “Civilization in the City: Architecture, Urbanism, and the Colonization of Tashkent,” Architectures of Identity in Russia, 1500-2000, eds., James Cracraft and Daniel Rowland (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2003), 117-132.
Selected Awards and Fellowships
- 2009 Carnegie Scholar
- Dean’s Fellow in the Humanities, Stanford University, 2007-2008
- Dean's Award for Distinguished Teaching for First Years of Teaching, Stanford University, 2006-2007
- William H. and Frances Green Faculty Fellow, Stanford University, 2006-2007
- International Research and Exchanges Board Short-Term Research Grant (Azerbaijan and Georgia), Summer 2006
- Library of Congress Fellowship in International Studies, Spring 2003
- Kennan Institute Research Scholar, Fall 2002
- Arbeitskreis Moderne und Islam/Working Group Modernity and Islam Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin/Institute for Advanced Study, Berlin, 1999-2000
- Mrs. Giles Whiting Foundation Honorific Fellowship in the Humanities, Princeton University, 1998-1999
- Princeton Society of Fellows of the Woodrow Wilson Foundation Fellowship, 1998-1999
- Fulbright-Hays Fellowship for Doctoral Dissertation Research in Russia and Uzbekistan, 1996-1997