Wilson Center Experts

Elyor Karimov

Short-Term Grant
Kennan Institute

Russia and Eurasia
Chair, Department of Medieval and Ancient History, Institute of History, Uzbek Academy of Sciences
Wilson Center Project(s):
A Comparative Approach to the Roots of Politicized Islam in Post-Soviet Uzbekistan

Project Summary

The project focuses on how politizations of Islam in Uzbekistan play out in current debates about authenticity of Islam, particularly sacred Islamic sites and connected religious practices.This project views these practices from a perspective of comparison.