Wilson Center Projects
"By the Grace of God: Women, Islam, and Transformation in Tatarstan, Russia."
Liliya Karimova recently received her Ph.D. in Communication from UMASS-Amherst. She is currently an independent researcher and a Professorial Lecturer in the Department of Organizational Sciences and Communication at the George Washington University, Washington, DC. She has published in Nova Religio: the Journal of Alternative and Emergent Religions; The Journal of Intercultural Communication Research; Central Asian Survey; Central Asian Affairs, Anthropology and Archaeology of Eurasia. Her research focuses on women, identity, piety, Islam, space, and discourse in Tatarstan, Russia.
Karimova, Liliya. "Muslim Revival in Tatarstan." Nova Religio: The Journal of Alternative and Emergent Religions 17, no. 1 (2013): 38-58.
Karimova, Liliya. "“Piety Stories”: Muslim Tatar Women’s Identity Performance, Negotiation, and Transformation through Storytelling." Journal of Intercultural Communication Research 43, no. 4 (2014): 327-345.
(Re)constructing Muslim Identities from the Soviet Past: Muslim Tatar Women’s Stories of Soviet Moral Selves. Central Asian Affairs. (accepted for publication, forthcoming 2016).