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Statement by Concerned Scholars on China’s Mass Detention of Turkic Minorities

November 26, 2018

As concerned scholars who study China, the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR), Central Asia, and other related regions of the world, we issue this statement to highlight our concerns and to call the international community to action in relation to the mass human rights abuses and deliberate attacks on indigenous cultures presently taking place in China’s XUAR.  The signatories to this statement are united in viewing the present situation in this region of China as one of significant international concern. This situation must be addressed to prevent setting negative future precedents regarding the acceptability of any state’s complete repression of a segment of its population, especially on the basis of ethnicity or religion.

Background

The Chinese state is engaged in the mass detention of Uyghurs, Kazakhs, Kyrgyz and other Muslim minorities in their homelands in the Central Asian borderlands of Northwest China.Researchers estimate that around one million people have been detained without trial. In the camps, these detainees, most of whom are Uyghur, are subjected to deeply invasive forms of surveillance and psychological stress as they are forced to abandon their native language, religious beliefs and cultural practices. Outside of the camps, more than 10 million Turkic Muslim minorities in the region are subjected to a dense network of surveillance systems, checkpoints, and interpersonal monitoring which severely limit all forms of personal freedom.

What is Happening in the Camps?

Until October 2018 the Chinese authorities officially denied the existence of the camps. They have since declared that the camps are “vocational training” schools which Uyghurs, Kazakhs, and other Muslim minorities attend voluntarily. In programing featured on state television on October 16, Uyghur detainees were shown learning Chinese, receiving training in industrial production, and discussing their regret concerning past religious and ethno-national beliefs while proclaiming a new-found love for the Chinese political system. Yet in many of the shots at the camp, it is clear that the detainees are being monitored by numerous cameras.

Reports from eyewitnesses have noted malnourishment and severe psychological distress among the detainees, and some report detainees being forcibly given psychiatric drugs. In some cases, shoelaces and belts are confiscated, due to the prevalence of self-harm and suicide. Those who do not fully participate in political reeducation are often subjected to beatings, solitary confinement, and forms of religious and psychological violation. There have been numerous reports of deaths in the centers, particularly among the elderly and infirm, but also of younger people who were in good health when they were taken. While there are frequent reports of more people entering the camps, there are very few reports of those being released.

 Why is this happening now?

 China’s present signature foreign policy initiative is the “Belt and Road Initiative” (BRI) that seeks to connect the PRC economically to the rest of the Eurasian continent through large infrastructure projects that will stimulate international trade.  The western and south-western components of the BRI require the XUAR to serve as a transportation and commercial hub to trade routes and pipelines that will join China with Central and South Asia, the Middle East, and the entirety of Europe.  As a result, the XUAR has become a very important strategic region for China, and the state views its indigenous populations as an obstacle to developing its vision for this future critical center of international commercial networks.

 What are the implications of the mass detention system in the XUAR for the rest of China?

 China’s approach in the XUAR is consistent with the CCP’s broader implementation of the concept of “social management” as a means of preserving its hold on power.  For the Party, the goal of “social management” and the “social credit” system is to ensure that the population internalizes the Communist Party’s ideology and supports the Party’s hold on power. In the XUAR, this requires that key markers of Turkic Muslim identity such as religious observance and language be forcibly “cured” or “eradicated” through mass incarceration and “re-education.” There are concerns that such extreme measures could be replicated to address other segments of the Chinese population who are perceived as  threatening the Party’s monolithic vision of the PRC.   What are the implications for the rest of the world?

 China has defended its mass incarceration of Turkic Muslims on the basis of counter-terrorism.  However, it is also apparent that China is both seeking to embed its Xinjiang-focused policies in counter-terrorism cooperation with international partners and to export the methods and technologies that have underpinned its “surveillance state” in Xinjiang.  If what is happening today in the XUAR is not addressed by the international community, there is a likelihood that we could see its replication in other authoritarian states who have used the label of “terrorist” to describe those who peacefully resist state hegemony.

Policy Suggestions

 There is now significant discussion among US and European leaders regarding economic sanctions directed at key Chinese leaders and security companies. There is also discussion of new forms of assistance to Uyghur and Kazakh asylum seekers outside of China and the establishment of a Congressional Act in the US that would earmark resources to protect the human rights of Uyghurs inside China. The signatories support these initiatives and call for the following additional measures to be taken by the international community:

1)  We call on states and institutions to issue formal statements demanding that Xi Jinping and Chen Quanguo immediately abolish the “transformation through education” detention system and release all Uyghur, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, and other detainees.

2) We call on states and institutions to demand and impose economic sanctions on Chinese authorities and technology companies in- and outside of China, which are benefiting from this process. Such sanctions should go beyond lower-level officials and target Chen Quanguo, under whose leadership in the region this system of mass incarceration has been instituted. Likewise, they should include high-profile technology companies, whose concessions to the Chinese government on internet surveillance have implicated them in the repression presently taking place in the XUAR.

3)  We call on states and institutions to introduce legislation joining Germany and Sweden in granting expedited asylum to Uyghurs, Kazakhs, and other Turkic Muslim minorities from China and a blanket refusal to deport Uyghurs and other Turkic Muslims to China.

4) We call on Beijing to cease its extra-territorial campaign of harassment against members of the Uyghur diaspora community around the globe and urge relevant states and institutions where those communities reside to make the protection of Uyghurs a matter of priority in their diplomatic relations with Beijing.

5) We call on the thirteen UN member states that expressed grave concern about the existence of this system of mass incarceration at the recent UN Universal Periodic Review of China’s human rights record to spearhead a movement for UN action aimed at investigating this mass internment system and closing the camps.  Additionally, we call on those states that have yet remained silent on this issue, including Muslim-majority states and those in Central Asia whose own citizens or citizens’ relatives have been interned, to join in this action.

6) We call upon countries presently engaged in negotiations regarding projects that are part of the Belt and Road Initiative, particularly those that are linking to the XUAR as a hub for trade and commerce, to make their involvement in these projects contingent on the closing of the mass internment camps and the ceasing of other means of mass repression to which the Turkic minorities in this region are currently subjected.

7) We call upon academic institutions around the world with formal partnerships with state-run Chinese academic institutions to express their concern about the present situation in the XUAR with their colleagues and to consider suspending their partnerships until the camps have been closed and all detainees are released.

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Signatories (619 from 40 Countries):

United States of America (246) 

Noam Chomsky
Laureate Professor, U of Arizona
Institute Professor (emeritus), MIT (US)

Sean R. Roberts
Assoc. Prof. and Director, Int’l Dev. Studies
The George Washington University (US)

James Millward
Professor of History
Georgetown University (US)

Darren Byler
Lecturer
Department of Anthropology
University of Washington (US)

Elise Marie Anderson
PhD Candidate
Indiana University (US) 

Sandrine Emmanuelle Catris
Assistant Professor of History
Augusta University (US)

Timothy Grose,
Assistant Professor of China Studies
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (US) 

Victor H. Mair
Professor
University of Pennsylvania (US)

Gardner Bovingdon
Associate Professor
Indiana University (US) 

Dru C. Gladney
Professor of Anthropology
Pomona College (US)

Dr William Clark
Adjunct Professor
Northwest University (US)

Marlene Laruelle
Director, Central Asian Program
The George Washington University (US)

Anne Henochowicz
Independent researcher

Wen-ling Liu
Librarian for East Asian and Tibetan Studies
Indiana University, Bloomington

Cynthia Werner
Professor and Head of Anthropology
Texas A&M University

Joseph Adler
Professor Emeritus, Asian Studies and Religious Studies
Kenyon College (US)

Ulug Kuzuoglu
Lecturer
Columbia University

Renat Shaykhutdinov
Associate Professor
Florida Atlantic University

Henryk Szadziewski
PhD candidate
Univ of Hawaii Manoa (US)

Arianne M. Gaetano
Associate Professor of Anthropology
Auburn University (US)

Eric Schluessel
Assistant Professor of Chinese History and Politics
University of Montana (US)

Amanda E. Wooden
Associate Professor
Bucknell University (US)

Dr Edward Lemon
Global Fellow
Kennan Institute (US)

Ling-wei Kung
Phd Candidate
Columbia University (US)

Dr. Memet Emin
Columbia University Medical Center

Benjamin Gatling
Assistant Professor
Department of English
George Mason University (US)

Jichang Lulu
Independent researcher (US)

Andrew Seth Meyer
Professor of History
Brooklyn College
City University of New York (US)

Turan Kayaoglu
Professor of Political Science
Associate Vice Chancellor for Research
University of Washington-Takoma (US)

Noor O’Neill Borbieva, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Anthropology
Purdue University Fort Wayne (US)

Michaela Pohl
Associate Professor
Vassar College, Ohio (US)

Ali İğmen
Professor
California State University, Long Beach, and President, Central Eurasian Studies Society (US)

Marianne Kamp
Associate Professor
Central Eurasian Studies
Indiana University (US)

Oxana Shevel
Associate Professor of Political Science
Tufts University (US)

Alvin Y.H. Cheung
Affiliated Scholar
US-Asia Law Institute
NYU School of Law (US)

Colleen Wood
PhD Student
Department of Political Science
Columbia University (US)

Joshua Goldstein
Associate Professor
History and East Asian Languages and Cultures
University of Southern California (US)

Michele Commercio
Associate Professor, Political Science
University of Vermont (US)

Adeeb Khalid
Jane and Raphael Bernstein Professor of Asian Studies and History
Carleton College (US)

Barrett L. McCormick
Professor
Marquette University (US)

Jeffrey Wasserstrom
Chancellor’s Professor of History
University of California Irvine (US)

Kelly Hammond
Assistant Professor
University of Arkansas (US)

Hussein Rashid, PhD
Adjunct Faculty
Columbia University (US)

Andrew J. Nathan
Class of 1919 Professor of Political Science
Columbia University (US)

Dorothy J. Solinger
Professor, Emerita
Dept. of Political Science
University of California Irvine (US)

Eric McGlinchey
Associate Professor of Politics
George Mason University (US)

Ronald Brooks Wiley, PhD
independent scholar (US)

Lesley R. Turnbull
independent researcher (US)

Nazif Mohib Shahrani, PhD
Professor of Anthropology, Central Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
School of Global and International Studies
Indiana University (US)

Elsa Kania
PhD Student
Harvard University (US)

David W. Montgomery
Associate Research Professor
University of Maryland (US)

Russell Zanca
Professor, Department of Anthropology
Northeastern Illinois University (US)

Carole McGranahan
Associate Professor of Anthropology
University of Colorado (US)

Emily T. Yeh
Professor
University of Colorado Boulder (US)

Morgan Y. Liu
Associate Professor of Anthropology
The Ohio State University (US)

Togzhan Kassenova
Senior non-resident scholar
Institute for International Science and Technology Policy
Elliott School of International Affairs
The George Washington University (US/Kazakhstan)

Nargis Kassenova
Senior Fellow
Program on Central Asia
Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies
Harvard University (US/Kazakhstan)

Alessandro Rippa
Postdoctoral Fellow
University of Colorado Boulder (US)

Mehmet Volkan Kasikci
PhD Candidate, History
Arizona State University (US/Turkey) 

Steven Sabol
Professor of History
UNC Charlotte (US)

Scott Radnitz
Associate Professor
Jackson School of International Studies University of Washington (US)

Mariusz Ozminkowski, Ph.D.
California State Polytechnic University Pomona (US)

Edward Friedman
Professor Emeritus
University of Wisconsin (US) 

Gail Helt
Assistant Professor of Political Science
King University (US)

Nader Hashemi
Director of the Center for Middle East Studies
University of Denver (US)

Magnus Fiskesjö, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Anthropology
Cornell University (US)

Mark Kramer
Center Director
Harvard University (US)

Jonathan Schwartz, Ph.D,
Professor of Political Science and International Relations
State University of New York, New Paltz (US)

Yao Lin
Global Justice Program
Yale Law School (US)

Mark LeVine
Professor, Dept of History
University of California Irvine (US)

Andrea Valedon
PhD Candidate
University of Michigan (US)

Charlene Makley
Professor of Anthropology
Reed College (US)

Graeme Robertson
Professor, Director of the Center for Russian, Eurasian and East European Studies
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (US)

Andrew C. Kuchins
Senior Fellow and Research Fellow
Georgetown University (US)

Sarah Tynen
PhD Candidate and Researcher
University of Colorado Boulder (US)

Alan Gilbert
Distinguished University Professor
Josef Korbel School of International Studies University of Denver (US)

Stephen Zunes
Professor of PoliticsUniversity of San Francisco (US)

Anthony Tirado Chase
Professor, Diplomacy & World Affairs
Occidental College (US)

Semih Sahin
PhD Candidate, Computer Science
Georgia Institute of Technology (US)

Ezra Getzler
Professor, Department of Mathematics
Northwestern University (US)

John O. Voll
Professor Emeritus of Islamic History
Georgetown University (US)

Rory Truex
Assistant Professor of Politics and International Affairs
Princeton University (US)

Douglas Blum
Professor of Political Science
Providence College (US)

Jonathan Lipman
Professor Emeritus of History
Mount Holyoke College (US)

Professor Hatem Bazian
Lecturer
UC Berkeley and Zaytuna College (US/Palestine)

Tenzin Dorjee
Researcher
Columbia University and Tibet Action Institute (US)

Ann Elizabeth Mayer
Associate Professor Emeritus of Legal Studies and Business Ethics
Dept. of Legal Studies and Business Ethics
The Wharton School
University of Pennsylvania (US)

Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad
Professor of the History of Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations
School of Foreign Service
Georgetown University (US)

John L. Esposito
University Professor
Georgetown University (US)

Victor Shih
Associate Professor
School of Global Policy and Strategy
University of California at San Diego (US)

Jesse Driscoll
Associate Professor
School of Global Policy and Strategy
University of California San Diego (US)

Arienne Dwyer
Professor
University of Kansas (US)

Michael Yahuda
Professor Emeritus
Visiting Scholar
The George Washington University (US)

Martin Flaherty
Visiting Professor
Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
Princeton University (US)

Tom Farer
University Professor
University of Denver (US)

Professor Virginia Harper Ho
Assoc. Dean of Int’l & Comparative Law
University of Kansas School of Law (US)

Donald Clarke
Professor of Law and David A. Weaver Research Professor of Law
George Washington University Law School (US)

John Israel
Professor of History Emeritus
University of Virginia (US)

Hussein Rashid, PhD
Adjunct Faculty
Columbia University (US)

Mariya Y. Omelicheva
Professor
University of Kansas (US)

Steven I. Levine
Research Faculty Associate
Department of History
University of Montana (US)

Kristian Petersen
Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies
Old Dominion University (US)

Tamar Mayer, Ph.D.
Robert R. Churchill Professor of Geosciences
Middlebury College (US)

Stanley Toops
Associate Professor
Geography
Miami University (US)

Max Oidtmann
Assistant Professor
Georgetown University Qatar (US/Qatar)

Virginia Martin, PhD
Researcher
University of Wisconsin-Madison (US)

Dr. Rishat Abbas
Senior Pharmaceutical Scientist
Collegeville, PA (US)

Thomas J. Wood, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Political Science
University of South Carolina Aiken (US)

Eli Friedman
Associate Professor
Cornell University (US)

Justin M. Jacobs
Associate Professor of History
American University (US)

Ferhat Karakas
Ph.D. candidate, Mechanical Engineering.
University of South Florida (US)

John R. Perry
Professor of Persian Language and Civilization (emeritus)
The University of Chicago (US)

Wasmaa Chorbachi, PhD
Artist and Expert in Islamic Art and History (US)

Abliz Abdukader PhD
Associate research scientist
Yale University (US)

Ahmad Karimi-Hakkak
Emeritus Professor of Persian Language, Literature and Culture
University of Maryland (US)

Timothy May
Professor of Central Eurasian History
Associate Dean of Arts & Letters
University of North Georgia (US)

Yangyang Cheng
Postdoctoral research associate
Cornell University (US)

Emily Laskin
PhD candidate
UC Berkeley (US)

Leah Feldman
Assistant Professor, Department of Comparative Literature
University of Chicago (US)

Franck Billé
Program Director, Tang Center for Silk Road Studies
Institute of East Asian Studies
UC Berkeley (US)

Abdullah T. Antepli
Chief Representative of Muslim Affairs
Senior Fellow, Duke Office of Civic Engagement
Duke University (US)

Jianglin Li
Independent Researcher, Contemporary Tibetan History (US)

Dr. Khaled Abou El Fadl
Omar and Azmeralda Alfi Distinguished Professor of Law
UCLA School of Law (US)

Dr. David G. Atwill
Associate Professor of History
Pennsylvania State University (US)

Dr. Erkin Sidick
Researcher
California Institute of Technology (US)

Ruth Dunnell
Professor of Asian History
Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio (US)

Alexander Day
Associate Professor of History
Occidental College (US)

Rebecca Karl
Professor of History
New York University (US)

Zachary Levenson
Assistant Professor of Sociology
University of North Carolina (US)

Richard Bensel
Gary S. Davis Professor, Department of Government
Cornell University (US)

András J. Riedlmayer
Documentation Center for Islamic Architecture
Harvard University (US)

Kathleen Collins
Associate Professor, Department of Political Science
University of Minnesota (US)

Andrew Chubb (朱波)
Postdoctoral Fellow, Columbia-Harvard China and the World Program
School of International and Public Affairs
Columbia University (US)

Jeannette Okur
Assistant Professor of Instruction, Dept. of Middle Eastern Studies
University of Texas at Austin

Dr. Wumaier Yilamu, PhD
Independent Scholar (US)

Martha C. Merrill, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Higher Education
Kent State University (US)

Andréa Worden
Independent researcher (US)

Jeff Spurr
Islamic and Middle East Specialist (Retired)
Documentation Center, The Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture
Harvard University (US)

Ralph Litzinger
Associate Professor, Cultural Anthropology
Duke University (US)

Shoshana Keller
Dept. of History
Hamilton College (US)

Iuliia Emtseva (Kyrgyzstan)
LL.M. Candidate at Notre Dame Law School
University of Notre Dame (US)

Shaoling Ma
Assistant Professor,
Yale-NUS College (US)

John Latham-Sprinkle
Adjunct Professor of History
St. Xavier University, Chicago (US)

Franklin Lewis
Associate Professor of Persian
University of Chicago (US)

Imam Suleiman Hani
Resident Scholar, Islamic Center of Detroit
Graduate student, Harvard University (US) 

Seher Agarwala
PhD candidate
Columbia University (US)

Jeff Spurr
Islamic and Middle East Specialist (Retired)
Documentation Center, The Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture
Harvard University (US)

Shahla Haeri
Associate Professor of Anthropology
Boston University (US)

Christopher Fort
PhD Candidate, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
University of Michigan (US)

Samuel Hodgkin
Doctoral candidate
University of Chicago (US) 

Nurten Kilic Schubel
Associate Professor of History
Kenyon College
Gambier, Ohio (US)

Dr. Michael Hancock-Parmer
Visiting Assistant Professor of History
Ferrum College, Virginia (US) 

Dr. Pedram Khosronejad
Associate Director for Iranian and Persian Gulf Studies
School of Global Studies & Partnerships
Oklahoma State University (US)

Maggie Clinton
Associate Professor of History
Middlebury College (US)

Merve Armagan
PhD Student
University of Massachusetts (US)

Robin Visser
Associate Professor
Department of Asian Studies
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (US)

Manfred Elfström
Postdoctoral Scholar and Teaching Fellow
University of Southern California (US)

Nobuko Adachi
Professor of Anthropology
Illinois State University (US)

Riga Shakya
Ph.D Candidate
Columbia University (US)

Christopher Fan
Assistant Professor of English
UC Irvine (US)

Benjamin Balthaser
Associate Professor of Multi-Ethnic U.S. Literature
Indiana University, South Bend (US)

Darwin H. Tsen
Assistant Prof. of Chinese and Japanese
Carthage College (US)

Razan Idris
PhD Student, History
University of Pennsylvania (US)

Rafik Beekun
Professor of Strategy and Ethics
University of Nevada-Reno (US)

Rivi Handler-Spitz
Associate Professor
Macalester College (US)

Andrew Goss
Professor of History
Augusta University (US)

Maureece Levin
Postdoctoral Scholar
Stanford Archaeology Center
Stanford University (US)

Joseph Bosco
Research Associate
Washington University in St Louis(US)

Joshua Tschantret
PhD Candidate
University of Iowa (US)

Murat Yilmaz
PhD candidate
University of Cincinnati (US)

Thomas Mazanec
Assistant Professor
Department of East Asian Languages & Cultural Studies
University of California, Santa Barbara (US)

Judith Butler
Maxine Elliot Professor
Department of Comparative Literature
University of California, Berkeley (US)

Mahmood Ibrahim
Professor
Cal Poly Pomona (US)

Sara Vannini
Lecturer
University of Washington (US)

Nathan Loggins
PhD Candidate
University of Washington (US)

Travis Seifman
PhD candidate
History
University of California Santa Barbara (US)

Crystal Whetsone
PhD Candidate
University of Cincinnati (US)

Lisa Brown
PhD Student
Florida International University(US)

Steven M. Vose
Assistant Professor
Religious Studies
Florida International University (US)

Zayn Kassam
Professor of Religious Studies
Pomona College (US)

Charles Horner
Senior Fellow
Hudson Institute (US)

Sara Friedman
Professor of Anthropology and Gender Studies
Indiana University (US)

Jonathan K. Skaff
Professor of History

Director of International Studies
Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania (US)

Michael Chang
Associate Professor of History
George Mason University (US)

Daniel A. Segal
Jean M. Pitzer Professor of Anthropology and Professor of History
Pitzer College
The Claremont Colleges (US)

Guven Peter Witteveen,PhD
Independent Scholar (US)

Jasmine Hu
PhD Candidate
Harvard University (US)

Ben Read
Associate Professor of Politics
University of California, Santa Cruz (US)

Johan Elverskog
Dedman Family Distinguished Professor
Southern Methodist University (US)

Anne Runyan
Professor of Political Science
University of Cincinnati (US)

Glenn T. Morris
Associate Professor and President’s Teaching Scholar
Director, Fourth World Center for the Study of Indigenous Law and Politics
Department of Political Science
University of Colorado at Denver (US)

Dylan Brady
Doctoral Candidate
Department of Geography
University of Oregon (US)

Kate Merkel-Hess
Associate Professor of History
Pennsylvania State University (US)

Hilary A.Smith
Assistant Professor
University of Denver (US)

Jack W. Chen
Associate Professor
University of Virginia (US)

Eugene Huskey
William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Political Science
Stetson University (US)

Andrew D. Morris
Professor of History
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (US)

Evan Dawley
Assistant Professor of History
Goucher College
Baltimore, MD (US)

Daniel Knorr
PhD Candidate
University of Chicago (US)

Natasha Heller
Associate Professor
University of Virginia (US)

Dr. Leta Hong Fincher
Independent sociologist
(US)

Andrew Chase Holt
PhD Student
Department of Economics
University of Pittsburgh(US)

Audrey Wozniak
Ph.D. Student in Ethnomusicology
Harvard University (US)

Pamela Wilson, PhD
Professor
Communication & Media Studies
Reinhardt University (US)

Megan Adamson Sijapati
Department of Religious Studies
Gettysburg College (US)

Naomi Caffee
Assistant Professor of Russian and Humanities
Reed College (US)

Matthew H. Sommer
Professor and Chair, Department of History
Stanford University (US)

Sakura Christmas
Assistant Professor of History and Asian Studies
Bowdoin College, Maine (U.S.)

Ivan Huber
Prof. Emeritus of Biology
Fairleigh Dickinson University (US)

C Ghanbarpour
Professor
Saddleback College (US)

Adam Liebman
Postdoctoral Fellow, East Asian Studies
Stanford University (US)

Abdul Latif
Religion Department
Columbia University (US)

Eric J Cunningham
Assistant Professor
Japanese Studies Program
Earlham College (US)

Yoshiko M. Herrera
Professor of Political Science
University of Wisconsin-Madison (US)

Christoph Stefes
Professor
University of Colorado Denver (US)

Judy Twigg
Professor of Political Science
Virginia Commonwealth University (US)

Xiaorong Li
Independent Researcher
Formerly Research Scholar
Institute for Philosophy & Public Policy
University of Maryland (US)

Stevan Harrell
Professor Emeritus of Anthropology
Professor Emeritus of Environmental and Forest Sciences
Formerly Adjunct Professor of Chinese
University of Washington, Seattle (US)

Tony Robinson
Associate Professor of Political Science
University of Colorado Denver (US)

Sahar El Zahed
Ph.D. Candidate
University of California at Los Angeles (US)

Khaled Abou El Fadl
Professor of Law
UCLA School of Law (US)

Hayden S. Kantor
Lecturer, Program in Writing and Rhetoric
Stanford University (US)

Jildyz Urbaeva
Assistant Professor, School of Social Welfare
SUNY Albany (US)

Shabbir A. Abbas
Researcher
Columbia University (MEI) (US)

Brent Hierman
Associate Professor
Department of International Studies & Political Science
Virginia Military Institute (US)=

Dr. Peter B. Golden
Professor Emeritus of History, Turkish and Middle Eastern Studies
Rutgers University (US)

Joshua A. Garrett
Doctoral Student
University of Kentucky (US)

Paul Christensen
Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (US)

Charles Weller, Ph.D.
Visiting Researcher, Georgetown University (ACMCU)
Clinical Assistant Professor
Washington State University (US)

Mikhail Alexseev
Professor, Political Science
San Diego State University (US)

Tashi Rabgey
Research Professor of International Affairs
George Washington University (US)

Phillip Stalley
Associate Professor
Political Science
DePaul University (US)

Joshua Griffin
Doctoral Candidate
Anthropology
University of Washington (US)

John Aloysius Zinda
Assistant Professor
Cornell University (US)

Michael Krautkraemer
Ph.D Candidate
Indiana University (US)

Gülnar Eziz
PhD candidate, Anthropology
The University of Kansas (US)

Michael Cooperson
Professor
Near Eastern Languages and Cultures
UCLA (US)

Gulnisa Nazarova
Senior Lecturer
Indiana University (US)

Brendan Newlon, PhD
Independent Researcher (US)

Abeer Hamza
Lecturer
UCLA(US)

Galen Murton
Assistant Professor
School of Integrated Sciences and Technology
James Madison University (US)

Clyde Zaidins
Professor Emeritus and Chair, Department of Physics
University of Colorado Denver (US)

Murray S. Y. Bessette, Ph.D.
Director of Academic Programs
Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation (US)

Matthew Van Duyn
PhD Student, History
University of Washington (US)

Didara Nurmanova
PhD Candidate
University of Central Florida (US)

Regine Spector
Associate Professor, Political Science
University of Massachusetts, Amherst (US)

Brittany Bouffard
LCSW, Psychology Staff
University of Colorado (US)

Travis Major
PhD Student, Linguistics
University of California, Los Angeles (US)

Nora Webb Williams
PhD Candidate
University of Washington (US)

Kirk A. Denton
Professor
Ohio State University (US)

Johanna Ransmeier
Associate Professor of History
University of Chicago (US)

Claire Roosien
PhD Candidate, NELC and History
University of Chicago (US)

Canada (20)

Dr. Yasin Mamatjan
Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto
The Translational Genomics Laboratory at the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR), Toronto (Canada)

Tsering Shakya
Associate Professor
Institute of Asian Research
University of British Columbia (Canada)

André Laliberté
Professor
School of political studies
University of Ottawa (Canada)

Ryan Dunch
Professor, History and Classics
Director, Program in Religious Studies
University of Alberta (Canada)

Juliet Johnson
Professor of Political Science
McGill University (Canada)

Mohammad Fadel
Professor of Law
University of Toronto Faculty of Law (Canada)

Sandra Hyde
Associate Professor of Anthropology
McGill University (Canada)

Dr. Rasoul Aliakbari
PhD in Comparative Literature
University of Alberta (Canada)

Nicholas Field
PhD Candidate
University of Toronto (Canada)

Shobhana Xavier
Assistant Professor of Religious Studies
Queen’s University (Canada)

Shirin Gerami
PhD Candidate
University of Toronto (Canada)

Shumaila Hemani
Ph.D. candidate in Ethnomusicology
University of Alberta (Canada) 

Emma Varley
Associate Professor and Chair of Anthropology: Brandon University
Adjunct, Department of Archaeology and Anthropology
University of Saskatchewan (Canada)

Jasmin Zine,
Professor Muslim Studies
Wilfrid Laurier University (Canada)

Don Baker
Professor, Asian Studies
University of British Columbia (Canada)

Nicholas Field
PhD Candidate, Department for the Study of Religion,
University of Toronto (Canada)

Edward Schatz
Associate Professor, Political Science and Eurasian Studies
University of Toronto (Canada)

Armando Salvatore
Professor of Global Religious Studies (Society and Politics)
School of Religious Studies
McGill University (Canada)

Tashi Tsering, Ph.D.
Mount Royal University (Canada)

Dr. C. D. Alison Bailey
Assistant Professor, Asian Studies
University of British Columbia(Canada)

United Kingdom (67)

Dr Joanne Smith Finley
Senior Lecturer in Chinese Studies
Newcastle University (UK)

Michael Dillon
Independent Scholar
PhD FRHistS FRAS (UK)

Dr James McMurray
Research Associate
University of Sussex (UK)

Rachel Harris
Reader in the Music of Central Asia and China
SOAS
University of London (UK)

Dr. Anna Sehnalova
University of Oxford & Ruhr-Universität Bochum (UK/Germany)

Hugh N. Kennedy
Professor of Arabic
SOAS
University of London (UK)

Dibyesh Anand
Professor of International Relations
University of Westminster (UK)

Laleh Khalili
Prof of Middle East Politics
SOAS
University of London (UK)

Jessica Siu-yin Yeung
PhD Candidate
Centre for Cultural, Literary and Postcolonial Studies
SOAS
University of London (UK)

Hannah Theaker
Junior Research Fellow in Oriental Studies
University of Oxford (UK)

Dr Andreas Fulda
Assistant Professor in Contemporary Chinese Studies
School of Politics and International Relations
University of Nottingham (UK)

Dr. C. M. Anjam Khan
Senior Lecturer and Principal Investigator
Institute for Cell and Molecular Biosciences
The Medical School
University of Newcastle (UK)

Eva Pils
Professor of Law
Director of Doctoral Studies
Dickson Poon School of Law
King’s College London (UK)

Dr. Patricia Oliart
Senior Lecturer in Latin American Studies
Newcastle University (UK)

David Leat
Professor of Curriculum Innovation
Newcastle University (UK)

Professor Kate Chedgzoy
Professor of Renaissance Literature
School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics
Newcastle University (UK)

Professor David Clarke
Professor of Music
University of Newcastle upon Tyne (UK)

Dr Sarah Leahy
Senior Lecturer
Newcastle University (UK)

Liam Devereux
PhD Candidate, Central Asian Studies
Newcastle University, (UK)

Dr Caleb Johnston
School of Geography, Politics and Sociology
Newcastle University (UK)

Dr Nick Megoran
Reader in Political Geography
Newcastle University (UK) 

Dr Hanneke Jones
Senior Lecturer
Newcastle University (UK)

Dr Abigail Schoneboom
Research Associate
School of Architecture Planning and Landscape,
Newcastle University (UK)

Séagh Kehoe
Teaching Fellow in Modern Chinese History
University of Leicester (UK)

Timon Screech
Professor of the History of Art
SOAS
University of London (UK)

Dr. Tsering Topgyal
Lecturer in International Relations
Communications Lead (POLSIS)
Department of Political Science and International Studies
University of Birmingham (UK)

Madeleine Reeves
Senior Lecturer, Social Anthropology
University of Manchester (UK)

Clifton Evers PhD
Lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies
Newcastle University (UK)

Dr Simon Mabon
Senior Lecturer and Director of the Richardson Institute for Peace Studies
Lancaster University (UK)

Rowan Pease
SOAS
University of London (UK) 

Dr Joanne Sayner
Senior Lecturer in Cultural and Heritage Studies
Newcastle University (UK)

Dr Gerard O’Brien
Lecturer, Food Science
School of Biomedical Sciences
Newcastle University (UK)

Rian Thum
Senior Research Fellow
University of Nottingham (UK)

Alexander Morrison
Fellow & Tutor in History
New College
Oxford (UK)

Pablo A. Rodríguez-Merino
Doctoral Researcher
Warwick University (UK)

Sema Ejder
PhD Candidate
Newcastle University (UK)

Naomi Standen
Professor of Medieval History
University of Birmingham/International Institute for Asian Studies, Leiden (UK/Netherlands)

William A. Callahan
Professor of International Relations
London School of Economics and Political Science (UK)

Dr. Isaac Scarborough
London School of Economics (UK)

Dr David W. Golding CBE
Associate, Institute for Sustainability, and Honorary Chaplain
Newcastle University (UK)

Dr John Heathershaw
Associate Professor of International Relations
Universty of Exeter (UK)

Harald Bøckman
Visting Senior Fellow
London School of Economics and Political Science (UK)

Dr Joseph Lawson
Lecturer in Modern Chinese History
Newcastle University (UK)

Chiara Bellini
Postdoctoral Researcher in Himalayan Art
School of Oriental and African Studies, SOAS University of London (UK)

Aziz Isa Elkun
Researcher
Arts and Humanities
SOAS, University of London (UK)

Dr Runa Lazzarino
Visiting Fellow, Centre for the Study of Modern Slavery
St Mary’s University (UK)

Emeritus Professor Tristan Platt
University of St Andrews, Scotland (UK)

Maurizio Marinelli
Senior Lecturer in East Asian history
University of Sussex (UK)

Professor Richard Widdess FBA
Department of Music
SOAS, University of London (UK)

Dr Johan Rasanayagam
Senior Lecturer in Social Anthropology, School of Social Science
University of Aberdeen (UK)

Mr Fredrik Nyman BA, MA, AFHEA
PhD student
Durham University (UK)

Dr Kingsley Edney
Lecturer in Politics and International Relations of China
University of Leeds (UK)

Dr Cosima Bruno
Senior Lecturer in China Studies
School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London (UK)

Dr Beatrice Penati
Lecturer, Department of History
University of Liverpool (UK)

Professor S. Sayyid
Chair in Social Theory and Decolonial Thought
Univeristy of Leeds (UK)

William Matthews
LSE Fellow in the Anthropology of China
London School of Economics and Political Science (UK)

Jane Hayward
Research Fellow
London School of Economics and Political Science (UK)

Florrie Holloway
PhD Student, Department of Anthropology
London School of Economics (UK)

Gerda Wielander
Professor of Chinese Studies
University of Westminster, London (UK)

Rossella Ferrari
Reader, Department of East Asian Studies
SOAS
University of London (UK)

Susan Whitfield
Independent scholar (UK)

Estella Carpi
Research Associate
University College London (UK)

Nicole Bayat Grajewski
PhD Candidate
Department of Politics & International Relations
University of Oxford

Craig Clunas
Professor Emeritus of the History of Art
University of Oxford (UK)

Dr Ruth Cherrington
Independent Researcher (UK)

T M McClellan, PhD
independent scholar (Scotland)

Dr Michael Rosie,
Senior Lecturer in Sociology,
University of Edinburgh (Scotland)

Australia (35)

Nathan Attrill
PhD Candidate
Australian National University (Australia)

Dr Feng Chongyi
Associate Professor in China Studies
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
University of Technology, Sydney (Australia)

Anita Chan
Visiting Fellow
Political & Social Change Department
Australian National University (Australia)

Geremie R Barmé,
Professor Emeritus, Chinese History,
The Australian National University (Australia)

Jonathan Unger
Professor, Political & Social Change Department
Australian National University, Canberra (Australia)

Samantha Hoffman
Non-Resident Fellow
Australian Strategic Policy Institute (Australia)

Fergus Ryan
Analyst
Australian Strategic Policy Institute (Australia)

Louise Edwards
Professor of History
University of New South Wales (Australia)

Michael Clarke
Associate Professor
National Security College
Australian National University (Australia)

David Brophy
Senior Lecturer
University of Sydney (Australia)

James Leibold
Associate Professor
La Trobe University (Australia)

Kevin Carrico
Senior Lecturer
Macquarie University (Australia)

Dr Thomas Chase
Lecturer
Monash University-Southeast University Joint Graduate School (Australia/China)

David O’Brien
Assistant Prof., Chinese Studies
Nottingham University (Australia)

Nathan Ruser
Researcher
Australian Strategic Policy Institute (Australia)

Dr Joseph MacKay, Research Fellow
Department of International Relations | Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs
College of Asia & the Pacific | Australian National University (Australia)

Tom Cliff
Research Fellow
The Australian National University (Australia)

Professor J. Bruce Jacobs
Emeritus Professor of Asian Languages and Studies
School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics
Monash University (Australia)

Dr. Gerald Roche
Senior Research Fellow
La Trobe University (Australia)

Camille Boullenois
PhD candidate in Chinese studies
Australian National University (Australia)

Dr Michael Fabinyi,
Senior Lecturer
University of Technology Sydney (Australia)

Tomas Wilkoszewski
Casual Teaching Staff
Macquarie University (Australia)

Professor J. Bruce Jacobs
Emeritus Professor of Asian Languages and Studies
School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics
Monash University (Australia)

Andres Rodriguez
Lecturer
University of Sydney (Australia)

Dr Thomas Baudinette
Lecturer in Japanese Studies
Macquarie University (Australia)

Dr. Robert J. Burrowes
Independent Researcher (Australia)

Shahar Hameiri
Associate Professor
University of Queensland (Australia)

Dirk van der Kley
PhD Candidate
Australian National University (Australia)

Kanishka Jayasuriya
Professor of Politics and International Studies
Murdoch University (Australia)

Jane Golley
Associate Professor in Economics
The Australian National University (Australia)

Paul Macgregor
Historian of Chinese diaspora
Victoria, Australia

Shamsul Khan, PhD
Division of Education, Arts and Social Sciences
University of South Australia (Australia)

Laurette Cointet
Casual teaching staff
RMIT (Australia)

Dr. Mamtimin Ala
Independent researcher
Australia

Alexander Trauth-Goik
PhD Candidate
University of Wollongong (Australia)

Adam Ni
Visiting Fellow, Strategic and Defence Studies Centre
Australian National University (Australia)

New Zealand (2)

Associate Professor Stephen Epstein
Director, Asian Languages and Cultures Programme
Victoria University of Wellington(New Zealand)

Tze Ming Mok
PhD Candidate
Social Policy Department
London School of Economics & Political Science (Resident in New Zealand)

Austria (2)

Dr. Jan M.A. van der Valk, PhD
Postdoctoral Researcher
Department of South Asian, Tibetan and Buddhist Studies (ISTB)
University of Vienna (Austria)

Mag. Dr. Evelyne Puchegger-Ebner
Institute of Cultural and Social Anthropology
University of Vienna (Austria)

Belgium (9)

Vanessa Frangville
Senior Lecturer
Université libre de Bruxelles (Belgium)

Thierry Kellner
Lecturer
Université libre de Bruxelles (Belgium)

Ms Solange Chatelard
Research Associate
Universite Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium)

Françoise Lauwaert
Associate Professor
Université libre de Bruxelles (Belgium)

Paul Servais
Emeritus Professor of History
Catholic University of Louvain (Belgium)

Sylvie Peperstraete
Professor
Université libre de Bruxelles (Belgium) & Ecole pratique des hautes Etudes (France)

Firouzeh NAHAVANDI
Faculté de Philosophie et Sciences sociales
Université libre de Bruxelles (Belgium)

Pierre Petit
Senior Research Fellow
Belgian National Fund for Scientific Research
Université libre de Bruxelles (Belgium)

Coraline Jortay
F.R.S.-FNRS Research Fellow/PhD Candidate
Université libre de Bruxelles (Belgium)

Czech Republic (12)

Prof. Olga Lomová
Director, Institute of East Asian Studies
Charles University in Prague (Czech Republic)

Malika Bahovadinova
Research Fellow
Oriental Institute
Czech Academy of Sciences (Czech Republic)

Jonas Vlasak
PhD student
The Charles University (Czech Republic)

Ing. Martina Varkočková, Ph.D.
Department of Security Studies Metropolitan University Prague (Czech Republic)

Lukáš Zádrapa
Docent
Institute of East Asian Studies
Charles University (Czech Republic)

Jakub Otčenášek
Researcher
Center of Asian Studies
University of Economics, Prague (Czech Republic)

Rachel Mikos
PhD Candidate
Institute of South and Central Asia
Charles University in Prague (Czech Republic)

Mgr. Branislav Makuch
Mongolian studies
Charles University in Prague (Czech Republic)

Dr. Jarmila Ptackova
Oriental Institute
Czech Academy of Sciences (Czech Republic)

Ondřej Klimeš
Researcher
Oriental Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences (Czech Republic) 

Dr. Martin Hála
Charles University, Prague (Czech Republic)

Filip Lexa
PhD student
Institute of East Asian Studies
Charles University in Prague (Czech Republic)

Denmark (2)

Dr. Ildikó Bellér-Hann
Associate Professor
University of Copenhagen (Denmark)

Jane Caple
Marie Curie Fellow
University of Copenhagen (Denmark)

France (28)

Matthew Kapstein
Directeur d’études,
Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes (France)

Dilnur REYHAN (POLAT)
Enseignante à Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales (INALCO), (France)

Alexandre Papas
Senior Research Fellow
CNRS (France)

Guilhem Fabre
Professor, Department of Chinese
Université Paul Valéry-Montpellier 3 (France)

Jean-Philippe Béja
Research professor Emeritus
CNRS-CERI-Sciences-Po (France)

Jacques Pimpaneau
Professeur émérite de langue et littérature chinoises
l’Institut Nationale des Langues et Civilisations Orientales (INALCO, France)

Sabine Trebinjac
Directrice de recherché
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) (France)

M.-D. Even
Chargée de recherche
GSRL (Groupe Sociétés, Religions, Laïcités)
UMR 8582, CNRS-EPHE-PSL (France)

Katiana Le Mentec
Research Associate
CNRS (France)

Federica Venturi
Researcher, TibArmy Project, CRCAO
CNRS (France)

Emanuela Garatti
PhD candidate
Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes / Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (France/Germany)

Marie-Paule Hille
Maître de conférences (Associate Professor) EHESS Paris
Centre d’études sur la Chine moderne et contemporaine (France)

Katia Buffetrille
Researcher
École Pratique des Hautes-Études, Sorbonne, Paris (France)

Lucille Lisack
Doctor in Anthropology
Université Paris Nanterre / Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales (France)

Dr Elise Luneau
Centre national de la recherche scientifique
CNRS (France)

Stéphane Gros
Researcher
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique CNRS (France)

Cécile Coquet-Mokoko
Professor of African American Studies
University of Tours (France)

Mamatimin Abbas
Reseach Scientist
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique CNRS (France)

Marie-Françoise COUREL
Académie des Sciences d’Outre Mer
Directeur d’Etudes Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes (France)

Nicole Rodda
Phd candidate in anthropology
Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (France)

Sebastian Veg
Directeur d’études (professor)
Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales, Paris (France)

Lucille LISACK
Doctor in Anthropology
Université Paris Nanterre, Centre de recherche en ethnomusicologie (CREM)
Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales, centre Georg Simmel (France)

Snezhana Atanova,
Ph.D candidate
INALCO (France)

Marguerite Cognet
Sociologue Maître de conférences
Université Paris Diderot (France)

Marc Toutant
Research Fellow
CNRS (France)

Annie Benveniste
LEGS, Laboratoire d’Etude de genre et des sexualités
Université Paris (France)

Valérie Lavoix
Associate Professor
Inalco (France)

Evelyne Lesigne-Audoly
Associate professor
Université de Strasbourg (France)

Finland (2)

Dan Fairbrother
Research Fellow in History of Science and Ideas
Oulu University (Finland)

Dr. Tove Skutnabb-Kangas
Associate professor (emerita)
Åbo Akademi University (Finland)

Germany (15)

Adrian Zen
Independent Researcher

Dr. Kristin Shi-Kupfer
Director of Politics, Society and Media Research Area
Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS) (Germany)

Heiner Roetz
Retired Professor (Germany)

Dr Cathy Cantwell
Mercator Fellow (Researcher in Tibetan Studies),
University of Bochum (Germany)

Prof. Dr. Jaroslav Poncar
Retired Professor of Physics
Cologne Technical University (Germany)

Dr. Mareike Ohlberg
Research Associate
Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS), Berlin (Germany)

Camille SIMON
wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin (Post-doctoral fellow)
Ruprecht-Karl Universität, Heidelberg (Germany)

Dr Botakoz Kassymbekova
Research Associafe
Technical University Berlin (Germany/Kazakhstan)

Flora J Roberts, Ph.D.
Junior Research Group Leader: Environment and Society in Central Asia
University of Tübingen
LIAS & LUCSoR Research Fellow, Leiden University (Germany/Netherlands)

Dr. Jeanne Féaux de la Croix
Junior Research Group Leader
Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen (Germany)

Daniel Leese
Professor of Chinese History and Politics
University of Freiburg (Germany)

Prof. Dr. H.-C. Günther
University of Freiburg (Germany)

Didi Kirsten Tatlow
Independent Researcher (Germany)

Nathaniel Roberts
Research Fellow
Centre for Modern Indian Studies (CeMIS)
University of Göttingen (Germany)

Elke Spiessens
Ph.D. Candidate
University of Muenster (Germany)

Ireland (4)

Kathleen Cavanaugh
College Lecturer
Irish Centre for Human Rights
National University of Ireland (Ireland)

Dr Isabella Jackson
Assistant Professor in Chinese History
Department of History
Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin (Ireland)

Dr Ross Holder
Post-Doctoral Rearcher
Trinity College Dublin (Ireland) 

Henry Leperlier, PhD
Lecturer (retired), Chinese Studies and Language
Dublin Institute of Technology (Ireland)

Italy (4)

Igor Rogelja
Max Weber Fellow
European University Institute (Italy)

Khadijah Zunun
PhD candidate in Biostatistics
University of Bari (Italy)

Cristina Cesàro
Independent Scholar (Italy)

Ivan Franceschini
Marie Skłodowska Curie Fellow
Ca’ Foscari University of Venice (Italy)

The Netherlands (10)

Hilde De Weerdt
Professor of Chinese History
Leiden University (The Netherlands)

Ruben Gonzalez-Vicente
University Lecturer
Leiden University (Netherlands)

Artemy M. Kalinovsky
Senior Lecturer, East European Studies
University of Amsterdam (Netherlands)

Julie McBrien, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology
Research Programme Group Director, AiSSR
University of Amsterdam. (Netherlands)

Prof. Dr. Ruud Peters
Em. Prof. Islamic studies
University of Amsterdam (Netherlands)

Tina Harris
Department of Anthropology
University of Amsterdam (Netherlands)

Dr. Michiel Köhne
Assistant Professor, Sociology of Development and Change
Wageningen University (Netherlands)

Dr. Anna Livia Beelaert
Independent Scholar in Iranian Studies, Leiden (Netherlands)

Dr Gabrielle van den Berg
Senior University Lecturer, Cultural History of Central Asia and Iran
Leiden Institute for Area Studies / School of Middle Eastern Studies
University of Leiden (Netherlands)

Dr. Hülya Öztürk
Oncology datamanager/ -analist
Leiden university (Netherlands)

Norway (4)

Prof. Em. Per Kværne
University of Oslo (Norway)

Koen Wellens
Associate Professor
University of Oslo (Norway)

Elisabeth Lund Engebretsen
Associate Professor
University of Stavanger (Norway)

Vladimir Tikhonov
Professor in East Asian/Korean studies
Oslo University (Norway) 

Slovakia (1)

Prof. Martin Slobodnik
Comenius University in Bratislava (Slovakia)

Sweden (4)

Dr. Nathan Light
Department of Cultural Anthropology and Ethnology
Uppsala University (Sweden)

Patrick Hällzon
PhD student, Department of Linguistics and Philology
Uppsala University (Sweden)

Fredrik Fällman
Associate Professor of Sinology
University of Gothenburg (Sweden)

Nicholas Loubere
Associate Senior Lecturer
Lund University (Sweden)

Spain (2)

Francisco Vidal Castro
Profesor de Estudios Árabes e Islámicos
Universidad de Jaén (Spain) 

Sonia Andolz
Associate Professor
International Relations
Universitat de Barcelona, Faculty of Law (Spain)

Switzerland (5)

Dr. Madlen Kobi
Institute for the History and Theory of Art and Architecture
Università della Svizzera italiana, Lugano (Switzerland)

Gianluigi Negro
Post Doc Researcher. China Media Observatory
Università della Svizzera italiana (Switzerland)

Mariana Zorkina
PhD student
University of Zurich (Switzerland)

Tobias Marschall
PhD Candidate
The Graduate Institute for International Relations and Development Studies
Geneva, Switzerland

Till Mostowlansky, PhD
Research Fellow, Anthropology and Sociology
The Graduate Institute Geneva(Switzerland)

Japan (8)

Dr. Masumi MATSUMOTO
Professor
Muroran Institute of Technology (Japan)

Akiro Matsumoto
Professor Emeritus
St.Thomas University of Osaka (Japan)

Dr Seiji Nishihara
Professor of Economics
International University of Kagoshima (Japan)

Tomoko Ako
Associate Professor
The University of Tokyo (Japan)

Jeffry T Hester
Professor, Sociocultural Anthropology
Kansai Gaidai University (Japan)

James Welker
Associate Professor
Kanagawa University (Japan)

Natsuko Oka, PhD
Senior Research Fellow
Institute of Developing Economies (Japan)

Sylvie Beaud
Lecturer, Faculty for Foreign Languages
Teikyô University, Tokyo (Japan)

South Korea (1)

Joo-Yup Lee, Ph.D. in Central Eurasian history
Independent Scholar (South Korea)

Vietnam (1)

Christopher Balding
Associate Professor
Fulbright University Vietnam (Vietnam)

Cambodia (1)

Maung Zarni
Fellow
(Genocide) Documentation Center (Cambodia)

Russia (2)

Sergei Medvedev
Professor
Higher School of Economics, Moscow (Russia)

Irina Busygina
Professor
Higher School of Ecinomics in Saint Petersburg (Russia)

Kazakhstan (40)

Nygmet Ibadildin
Assistant professor
Kimep University (Kazakhstan)

Dr. Zhar Zardykhan
Assistant Professor
KIMEP University (Kazakhstan)

Ablet Kamalov
Professor
Turan University (Almaty, Kazakhstan)

Akimjan Arupov
Director
The Institute of International Relations and
World Economy (Almaty, Kazakhstan)

Alimjan Tilivaldi-Khamrayev
Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Kazakhstan)

Dilfuza Roziyeva
Senior Lecturer
The Kazakh University of International Relations and
World Languages named after Abylay-khan (Almaty, Kazakhstan)

Dilinur Kassimova
Associate Professor
Suleyman Demirel University (Kaskelen, Kazakhstan)

Gulzhahan Khadjieva
Professor
Turan University (Almaty, Kazakhstan)

Karlin Makhpirov
Director
International Social Foundation “Turan Dunyasi” (Almaty, Kazakhstan)

Madinam Nassirova
Associate Professor
The Kazakh University of International Relations and
World Languages named after Abylay-khan (Almaty, Kazakhstan)

Marat Assimov
Professor
Medical University named after S.D. Asfandiyarov (Almaty, Kazakhstan)

Munovar Yunussova
Associate Professor
The Kazakh University of International Relations and
World Languages named after Abylay-khan (Almaty, Kazakhstan)

Rakhmetjan Yussupov
Independent Researcher (Almaty, Kazakhstan)

Risalat Karimova, Dr.,
Head of the Center of Uyghur Studies
Institute of Oriental Studies named after R.B.Suleimenov (Almaty, Kazakhstan)

Rizvangul Ilyassova
Associate Professor
The Kazakh National Pedagogical University named after Abay (Almaty, Kazakhstan)

Rushangul Avakova
Professor
Al-Farabi Kazakh National University (Almaty, Kazakhstan)

Rufat Bavdinov
Assistant Professor
The International University of Informational Technologies (Almaty, Kazakhstan)

Ruslan Arziev
Associate Professor
‘Orleu’ Institute of Pedagogical Qualification (Almaty, Kazakhstan)

Shaimardan Sharipov
Professor
Suleyman Demirel University (Kaskelen, Kazakhstan)

Valeriy Makhpirov
Professor
The Kazakh University of International Relations and
World Languages named after Abylay-khan (Almaty, Kazakhstan)

Zulfiya Karimova
Senior Research Associate
Institute of Oriental Studies named after R.B. Suleimenov (Almaty, Kazakhstan)

Imyarova Zulfiya
Professor-researcher
Narxoz University, Almaty (Kazakhstan)

Victoria Thorstensson
Assistant Professor of Russian Literature
Nazarbayev University, Astana (Kazakhstan)

Rozaliya Garipova
Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies and History
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Nazarbayev University (Kazakhstan)

Dr. Daniel Beben
Assistant Professor of History
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Nazarbayev University (Kazakhstan)

Mekhribanu Glaudinova
Associate Professor
International Education Corporation (Kazakhstan)

Nodar Karimov
Chevening Fellow
L.N.Gumilyov Eurasian National University (Kazakhstan)

Nurat Iliyas
Kazak National University (Kazakhstan)

Dr. Sergey Sayapin
KIMEP University (Kazakhstan)

Fatima Duisebayeva, Ph.D., professor
Kazakh National Agrarian University,
Almaty (Kazakhstan)

Caress Schenk
Associate Professor
Nazarbayev University (Kazakhstan)

Sayara Kalpetkhozhayeva
Associate Professor
Turan University (Almaty, Kazakhstan)

Karimjan Shakirov
Professor
Al-Farabi Kazakh National University (Almaty, Kazakhstan)

Zufar Arziev
Associate Professor
Kazakh National Academy named after T.K. Zhurghenev

Kairat Moldashev, PhD
Research Fellow
Narxoz University (Kazakhstan)

Meruert Makhmutova, PhD
Director of the Public Policy Research Center
(Kazakhstan)

Dr. A. S. CohenMiller
Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Education
Nazarbayev University (Kazakhstan)

Galiev Anuar, Dr.of Hist.Sc
Professor
Kazakh University of International Relations and World Languages (Kazakhstan)

Khalminam Massimova,
Senior Research Associate,
Institute of Oriental Studies named after R.B.Suleimenov (Almaty, Kazakhstan)

Dilshat Raikhanov,
Independent Scholar (Almaty, Kazakhstan)

Kyrgyzstan (10)

Emil Dzhuraev
Senior Lecturer
The OSCE Academy in Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan)

Ailuna Shamurzaeva
Assoc. Professor
Independant Scholar (Kyrgyzstan)

Medet Tiulegenov
Assistant Professor
American Univesity of Central Asia (Kyrgyzstan)

Gulnaz Atabaeva
Senior Lecturer
Ala-Too International University (Kyrgyzstan)

Saifulla Abdullayev
Professor
Issyk-Kul State University (Kyrgyzstan)

Zukhra Abdumanapova
Associate Professor
Issyk-Kul State University (Kyrgyzstan)

Akbar Bavdunov
Associate Professor
Editor-in-Chief of the newspaper ‘Ittipaq’ (Kyrgyzstan)

Narghiza Bavdunova
Senior Instructor
Kyghyz-Slavic University (Kyrgyzstan)

Rayimzhan Khapizov
Political Scientist
Independent Researcher (Kyrgyzstan) 

Emil Nasritdinov, Dr.
Associate Professor, Anthropology
American University of Central Asia (Kyrgyzstan)

Uzbekistan (2)

Farhod A. Maksudov
Senior Research Fellow / Associate Professor
Academy of Sciences Institute for Archaeological Research (Uzbekistan)

Saurjan T. Yakupov,
Independent Researcher (Uzbekistan)

Turkey (56)

Prof Dr Mehmet Özden
Hacettepe University, Faculty of Literature, Department of History
Ankara/ Turkey

Halim Alperen Citak
PhD Candidate, Public Law
Ankara HBV University (Turkey)

Seçkin Köstem
George F. Kennan Fellow, Kennan Institute, Wilson Center
Assistant Professor,
Department of International Relations, Bilkent University

Prof. Dr. Abdürreşit Celil KARLUK
Ankara Haci Bayram Veli University (AHBV) (Turkey)

Dr. Nimetcan Mehmet
Yıdırım Beyazıt Üniversitesi (Turkey)

Turgay Dugen
PhD Candidate, International Relations
Ankara Hacı Bayram Veli University (Turkey)

Ozden Ozbay (PhD)
Sociology
Sivas Cumhuriyet University (Turkey)\

Xirenguli Keyimu
University of health sciences, Istanbul (Turkey)

Prof. Dr. Orhan Kavuncu
Department of Genetics and Bioengineering
Kastamonu University (Turkey)

Assos.Prof. Dr. Ayse Kavuncu
Department of political science
Yıldırım beyazıt University (Turkey)

Murat ÇEMREK, PhD
Prof. of Int’l Relations
Chair
Sosyal ve Beseri Bilimler Fakültesi
NECMETTIN ERBAKAN ÜNIVERSITESI (Turkey)

Vehbi Başer PhD
Assoc.Prof. in Applied Sociology
Dept. of Pol.Sci.&Publ.Addm.
Kocaeli University (Turkey)

Seyma AKIN
Lecturer
Necmettin Erbakan University in Konya, (Turkey)

Dr. Mehmet Dikkaya
Professor
Kırıkkale University (Turkey)

Emrah SENEL
MD, Prof., Pediatric Surgery
Yildirim Beyazit University (Turkey)

Ibrahim ATABEY
Assist. Prof., Modern Turkish Dialects and Literatures
Ankara Haci Bayram Veli University (Turkey)

Bulent AKSOY
Assoc. Prof., Geography
Gazi University (Turkey)

Mehmet OZ
Prof. Dr., History
Hacettepe University (Turkey)

Mehmet SAHİNGOZ
Prof. Dr., History
Gazi University (Turkey)

Mustafa Yilmaz
Prof. Dr., History
Hacettepe University (Turkey)

Ramazan ACUN
Prof. Dr., History
Hacettepe University (Turkey)

Ayse Filiz Yavuz
Prof. Dr., Gynecologist
Yildirim Beyazit University (Turkey)

Aybala AKSOY
Prof. Dr., Family and Consumer Studies
Kastamonu University (Turkey)

Gonca EKSİ
Assoc. Prof., English Language Teaching
Gazi University (Turkey)

Ufuk KARAKUS
Assoc. Prof., Geography
Gazi University (Turkey)

Ayşenur Kılıç Aslan
Assist. Prof. of Political Science
Social Sciences University of Ankara (Turkey)

Ferhat ARIK
Assistant Prof., Sociology
Hatay Mustafa Kemal University (Turkey)

Dr. Ferit Salim SANLI
Hacettepe University
Ataturk Institute for Modern Turkish History (Turkey)

Sener Akturk
Associate Professor
Koc University (Turkey)

Professor Hüseyin Odabaş
Department of Information Sciences
Cankiri University (Turkey)

Nureddin İzbasar
PhD Candidate, History
Sakarya University (Turkey)

Dr. A. Zafer Sagiroglu
Ankara Yildirim Beyazit University (Turkey)

Hüseyin Safa Ünal
Ph.D Candidate, Economics
Bilecik University (Turkey)

Buerhan Saiti
Associate Professor
Istanbul Sabahattin Zaim University (Turkey)

Dr. Mahire Ozcalik
Kahramanmaras Sutcu Imam University (Turkey)

Prof. Dr. Sait Okumuş
Department of Turkish Language and Literature
Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt University (Turkey)

Dr. Magfiret Abduveli
Associate Professor
University of Health Sciences (Turkey)

Mağfiret Kemal-Yunusoğlu
Assistant Professor,Turkish Language and Literature
Beykent University, İstanbul (Turkey)

Dr. Muhabbet Kemal
Assistant Professor
Department of Biology
Yuzuncu Yil University, Van (Turkey)

Dr. Hakan Kırımlı
Prof. of History, Dept. of International Relations
Bilkent University, Ankara (Turkey)

Mehmet Ekinci, Ph.D
Independent scholar (Turkey)

Prof. Dr. Ahmet Omer Kocak
Department of Biology
Yuzuncu Yil University,Van (Turkey)

Dr. Ömer KUL
İstanbul University (Turkey)

Aini Wulamujiang
Assistant Professor
University of Health Sciences (Turkey)

Ömer Aslan, Ph.D
Department of International Relations
Ankara Yildirim Beyazıt University (Turkey)

Erkan Yeşiltaş
Assoc. Prof., Social Studies Education
Cumhuriyet University (Turkey)

Dr. M. Alpertunga Kara
Assistant Professor of Medical History and Ethics
Istanbul Medeniyet University Medical Faculty (Turkey)

Akarturk Karahan
Assoc. Prof. Dr., Department of Turkish Language and Literature
Ankara Yildirim Beyazit University (Turkey)

Erkin Kadir Selcuk
Faculty of Communication
Trabzon University (Turkey)

Abduweli Ayup, PhD
Independent Scholar (Turkey)

Saffet Yilmaz
Turkic Languages and Literature Department
Eskishehir Osmangazi University (Turkey)

Abdulhamit KIRMIZI
Professor of History
Istanbul Sehir University (Turkey)

Musa Aygül
Associate Professor
Faculty of Law
Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt University (Turkey)

Burak Bilgehan Özpek
Associate Professor of International Relations
TOBB University of Economics and Technology (Turkey)

Alper Orhan, MSc.
PhD Candidate, Genetics
Hacettepe University (Turkey)

Gökçe Yükselen Peler
Head of Department, Department of Contemporary Turkic Languages and Literatures
Erciyes University, Faculty of Letters (Turkey)

Georgia (1)

Tina Tsomaia
Professor
Caucasus School of Journalism and Media Management
Georgian Institute of Public Affairs (Georgia)

Bosnia Herzegovina (1)

Abdulhamit Bolat
Assistant Professor, Visual Arts and Visual Communication Design
International University of Sarajevo (Bosnia Herzegovina)

United Arab Emerites (1)

Melissa Kerr Chiovenda
Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Zayed University (UAE)

China (2)

Isabel Morais
Associate Professor
University of Saint Joseph
Macau (China)

(Dr) Mark Stevenson
Honorary Fellow, College of Arts and Education, Victoria University, Australia
Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology
The Chinese University of Hong Kong (China)

Taiwan (3)

Kerim Friedman
Associate Professor
National Dong Hwa University (Taiwan)

Futuru C.L. Tsai
Associate Professor
Department of Public and Cultural Affairs
National Taitung University (Taiwan)

Fred Chiu
Emeritus Research Fellow
Institute of Ethnology
Academia Sinica (Taiwan)

Bangladesh (1)

Mian Md. Naushaad kabir
Assistant Professor
Department of English Language
Institute of Modern Languages
University of Dhaka (Bangladesh)

Malaysia (2)

Dr. Ying Ruo Show
Independent Scholar (Malaysia)

Rosey Wang Ma (PhD)
Independent researcher
(Malaysia/Turkey)

Israel (3)

Tang Danhong
East Asian Studies
Tel Aviv University (Israel)

Michal Zelcer-Lavid
Lecturer at the Asian studies program
Bar-Ilan university (Israel)

Bengisu Subaşı
PhD Student, Genetics
University of Haifa (Israel)

Egypt (1)

Bahey eldin Hassan
Director, The Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS) (Egypt)

Iran (1)

Amir Nikpey
Visiting Scholar
NELC Harvard University 2018-19
Faculty of Law, Shahid Beheshti University (Iran)

Nigeria (1)

Ibrahim Keles, Ph.D
Professor of Business Administration
Nile University of Nigeria (Nigeria)

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