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Marianne Kamp

Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies/Department of Central Eurasian Studies

Expert Bio

Marianne Kamp conducts oral history research in Uzbekistan. She joined IU’s Department of Central Eurasian Studies in January 2017, after teaching at the University of Wyoming, Whitman College and the University of Michigan.

Kamp is the author of the books “The New Woman in Uzbekistan” (2006) and “Muslim Women of the Fergana Valley” (2016); and articles about repression of Islam in 1930s Uzbekistan, Uzbekistan’s collectivization of agriculture, and gender and labor in post-Soviet Central Asia. She grew up in Evansville, Indiana, and earned degrees from Dartmouth College (1985 B.A. Russian) and University of Chicago (1998 Ph.D. Near Eastern languages and civilizations).

Areas of Expertise

Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Central Asian recent history, politics, society, women and gender, Islam, development, and international relations.

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