Sebastien Peyrouse, PhD, is a research professor at the Central Asia Program in the Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (George Washington University). He worked five years in Central Asia, at the French Institute for Central Asian Studies in Tashkent, Uzbekistan (1998-2000, 2002-2005), and was Research Fellow at Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington D.C. (October 2006-June 2007), and at the Central Asia and Caucasus Institute (SAIS, Johns Hopkins University (2007-2010). His main areas of expertise are political systems in Central Asia, economic and social issues, Islam and religious minorities, countering violent extremism, and Central Asia’s geopolitical positioning toward China, India and South Asia. He has authored or co-authored several books on Central Asia such as Turkmenistan. Strategies of Power, Dilemmas of Development (Armonk: M. E. Sharpe), and, with Marlène Laruelle, The ‘Chinese Question’ in Central Asia. Domestic Order, Social Changes, and the Chinese Factor (London, New York: Hurst, Columbia University Press) and Globalizing Central Asia: Geopolitics and the Challenges of Economic Development (Armonk: ME Sharpe). His articles have appeared in Europe Asia Studies, Nationalities Papers, China Perspectives, Religion, State & Society, Journal of Church and State.ons at Paris-Sud University.
Previously, he was a post-doctoral fellow at CNRS (2016-2017) and within Bruno Latour’s FORCCAST project on active learning (2013-2016). For seven years, he has coordinated the Central Asia seminar series at CERI-Sciences Po with Karlygash Abiyeva, Olga Spaiser, Bayram Balci and Olivier Ferrando (2010-2017). He visited several universities, notably College of Europe (Belgium), Babes-Bolyai (Romania) and Tartu (Estonia). His research focuses on political sociology and international relations, with fieldworks in Central Asia. Recent publications include articles in the Nationalities Papers, CentralAsian Survey and Revue d’Etudes Comparatives Est-Ouest.
affiliation and current position
Central Asia Program, GWU. Research professor of International Affairs. EUCAM associate researcher. Current position: Research Professor of International Affairs
Politics, development and social issues, religion, countering violent extremism, foreign policy
works/publications on Central Asia
Turkmenistan. Strategies of Power, Dilemmas of Development (Armonk: M. E. Sharpe), and, with Marlène Laruelle, The ‘Chinese Question’ in Central Asia. Domestic Order, Social Changes, and the Chinese Factor (London, New York: Hurst, Columbia University Press) and Globalizing Central Asia: Geopolitics and the Challenges of Economic Development (Armonk: ME Sharpe). FAUVE, Adrien, “Global Astana: Nation-Branding as a Legitimation Tool for Authoritarian Regimes”,
Central Asian Survey, n°1, vol.34, 2015, pp.110-125.
FAUVE, Adrien, “A Tale of Two Statues in Astana: the Fuzzy Process of Nationalistic City Making”,
Nationalities Papers, n°3, vol.43, 2015, pp.383-398.
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