The Rise of the Far Right (GW, Graduate, Fall 2021)

Illiberalism and Populism in Europe, Eurasia, and the US (GW, Graduate, Spring 2021)

Central Asia between West and East (GW, Undergraduate, Fall 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)

The Arctic in International Affairs (GW, Undergraduate, Fall 2018)

Reemerging Nationalisms in Eurasia (GW, Graduate, Spring 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)

Central Asia: Society, Security, Economy (GW, Graduate, Fall semester 2013, 2014, 2015)

Politics of Post-Soviet Eurasia (GW, Graduate, Fall 2016)

Islam and Ethnicity in Central Asia (GW, Graduate, Spring 2016)

Scholarly leadership

2018 - 2021

President, Central Eurasian Studies Society (CESS) (three-year term with three rotating presidents)

2015 - 2018

Member, GW’s Research Advisory Board

2014 - 2016

Board Member, Central Eurasian Studies Society (CESS), and lifetime member


Women in International Security (WIIS)


Women in International Security (WIIS)


Association for the Study of Nationalities (ASN)


French Center for Post-Soviet Societies Studies (INALCO, Paris)


Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES), lifetime member


2015- Director, book series “Contemporary Central Asia. Societies, Politics and Cultures,” Lexington, Imprint of Rowman & Littlefield.

2015- Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics and Society.

2014- Editor in chief, Central Asian Affairs.

2011- Member, Executive Editorial Board of Demokratizatsiya. The Journal of Post- Soviet Democratization.

2009-10 Member, Editorial Board, The China and Eurasia Forum Quarterly

2007-10 Member, Editorial Board, The Central Eurasian Reader

2007- Member, Editorial Board, Nationalities Papers

2007-14 Co-director, book series “Sociétés postsoviétiques en movement,” Petra, Paris, with Virginie Symaniec.

2005- Editorial Board Member, book series “Eurasian Study Library,” Brill Publishers (London), “Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics & Society,” Verlag-Ibidem (Stuttgart).

2003-07 Editorial Board Member, Cahiers d’Asie centrale

Professional affiliations

2011-15 Associate Researcher at FRIDE (Fundación para las Relaciones Internacionales y el Diálogo Exterior), Madrid

2011-15 Member, International Advisory Board of MYPLACE (Memory, Young, Political Legacy and Civic Engagement), European Commission FP7 Collaborative

2011-13 Contributor, Oxford Analytica Large-scale integrating project, consortium of 16 research institutions, 14 European countries, 14 stakeholder public institutions

2011- Member, PONARS (Program on New Approaches to Research and Security in Eurasia)

2010- Subject Matter Expert, ISAF Strategic Assessment Group, NATO Central Intelligence

2009- Member, EUCAM (Europe-Central Asia Monitoring)

2008-16 Associate Fellow, Post-Soviet Studies Department, Institute of Political Studies (IEP), Paris

2002 Associate Fellow, Center for Russian, Caucasian and East-European Studies (CERCEC), School of Advanced Social Sciences Studies (EHESS), Paris