Rano Turaeva-Hoehne, PhD
Affiliated Researcher, Max Planck Institute of Social Anthropology, Department Integration and Conflict; Visiting Researcher, Leibnitz Institute for Regional Geography, Leipzig; External Lecturer, University of Cologne
Human Trafficking, mining cities, economic theories of survival, culture and identity, intercultural communication, labor migration, citizenship, informal economy, state and society relations, transnational governance, legal pluralism, governance, policy development.Research Area(s)
Central Asia and CaucasusLinks Online Publications
Tel.: +49 341 600 55 183
Born 1975; female, married, three children.
Permanent Residence: Germany
Private address: Magdeburger Str. 33, 06112 Halle/Saale, Germany
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
Uzbek- native, Russian- native fluent, English- fluent, German- very good,
Turkmen, Kazakh, Kirgiz – good, and Spanish – beginner
Culture and identity, intercultural communication, labour migration, citizenship, informal economy, state and society relations, transnational governance, legal pluralism, governance, policy development
2015/09, Visiting Researcher, Leibnitz Institute for Regional Geography, Leipzig, Germany
2015/09 WS, External Lecturer, University of Cologne, Seminar for Master students together with Prof.Pelican
2002-present, Consultant/Independent Expert
01/2010-present, Affiliated Researcher, Max Planck Institute of Social Anthropology, Conflict and Integration department, Halle (Saale), Germany
2010-2011, PhD in Social Anthropology, dissertation theme: “Identification, Discrimination and Communication: Khorezmian migrants in Tashkent”, defended 06.2010, certificate received 07.2011
06/2014-09/2014, Russia and Uzbekistan, Fieldwork on the topic of migration to Russia
04/2014-05/2014, Uzbekistan, Fieldwork on the topic of migration to Russia
02/2011-04/2011, Tashkent Russia and (capital city) and Khorezm region, Uzbekistan. Policy-oriented research on agricultural politics and legal environment in Uzbekistan; phase II
03/2010-05/2010, Tashkent (capital city) and Khorezm region, Uzbekistan. Policy-oriented research on agricultural politics and legal environment in Uzbekistan; phase I
09/2005-10/2006, Tashkent (capital city) and Khorezm region, Uzbekistan. Anthropological fieldwork on Khorezmian migrants and their networks in Tashkent
2005-2010, Martin Luther University, PhD in Social Anthropology, Germany,
July 2007, Essex University, Colchester, UK, Qualitative and Quantitative methods of Data Analysis, Summer school, Certificate
2005, Martin Luther University, Halle/Saale, Germany, Legal Anthropology Leistungsscheine, Methods of Research in Social Anthropology Leistungsscheine, summer semester,
June 2005,Central European University, two courses; Ethnopolitics in Eurasia; Ethnicity and Nationalism, summer school,
1995 -1997, Urgench State University, Introduction to Economics, Course through Junior Achievements January, Certificate received June, 1997, Uzbekistan
1992-1997, Urgench State University, World Languages Faculty, Diploma received July 1997, Uzbekistan
2000-2004, Tashkent World Languages University, Postgraduate study, Certificate received December, 2003, Uzbekistan
Past Working Experience
02/2012-04/2014, Part-time lecturer at the Institute for Social Anthropology of the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany
03.2010-04.2011, senior researcher, ZEF Center for Development Research Bonn, Germany
01.2005-10.2009, PhD researcher, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle Saale, Germany
01. 2002-12.2004, World Languages University, Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Responsibilities: Teaching undergraduate level students, Administrative work within the faculty, Conducting scientific research on comparative linguistics, Organizing research seminars and other academic events
08/1997-12/2001, Faculty member, Urgench State University. Responsibilities:
Administrative work within the faculty, Teaching graduate and undergraduate students, coordination of educational programs, Curriculum development, Examination
Teaching at Martin Luther University, Halle, Germany
WS2014, Master students, University of Cologne, course title: ‘Human Trafficking: public and academic debates’, together with Prof.Pelican
SS2013/2014, Bachelor students course title: ‘Statehood in Sub-Saharan Africa and Central Asia: Comparative perspectives on criminalization of the state, neo-patrimonialism and the ‘hydraulic state’’
WS2012/13, Bachelor students, course title ‘Anthropology and war’, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany
SS2012, Master level students, course title ‘Anthropology of state: critical perspectives on governance, power and public health’, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany
Scholarships and Funding
2014, Nordic Research Network on Migration, Identity and Security, financial support to attend the workshop
2012 June, financial support from The Stockholm-Tsukuba International Program for Central Asian Studies to give a lecture at the Swedish Research Institute in Istanbul, Turkey
2006 financial support from The Stockholm-Tsukuba International Program for Central Asian Studies to present a paper at the conference
2005-2009, PhD Scholarship funded by Max Planck Institute of Social Anthropology, Halle (Germany) together with Max Planck Institute of Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen (The Netherlands)
2002, October, INTAS travel grant for conference participation in EURESCO Conferences organized by ESF (European Science Foundation)
2015, June 30, Roundtable on Critical Approaches to Anti-Trafficking Law and Policy at King’s College London, UK
2012, June 6, Languages of Discrimination: Impact of Linguistic Differences on Collective Identities, at the Swedish Research Institute in Istanbul, Turkey
2010, November 3, “Identification and Communication: Theoretical introduction”, at the University of Applied Sciences, Potsdam, Germany
2016, ‘Migration and Identity: Uzbek Experience’, London: Routledge. http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9781138913493/
2010, PhD dissertation, Identification, Discrimination and Communication: Khorezmian migrants in Tashkent, Martin Luther University Halle, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology.
Articles in peer-reviewed journals
2017, forth. The role of media and internet in the politics of security: Russian media tool in the securitisation discourse in Central Asia, Central Asian Survey, Special Issue: Security in Central Asia.
2017, forthc. Informal economies in post-Soviet space: Post-Soviet Islam and its role in ordering enterpreneurship in Central Asia, Central Asian Affairs.
2014, Linguistic ambiguities of Uzbek and classification of Uzbek dialects, Anthropos, 110/2.
2014, ‘Mobile entrepreneurs in post-Soviet Central Asia: micro-orders of tirikchilik’, Communist and Post-communist Studies, 47 (1): 105-114.
2013, Post-Soviet Uncertainties: Micro-orders of Central Asian migrants in Russia, Inner Asia, 15 (2013): 273–92.
2013, ‘From Rhetoric to Identification: Miscommunication in Inter-ethnic Contact’, Anthropology of Middle East , 8(2)21:45.
2013 (with Anna K. Hornidge), From Knowledge ecology to innovation systems: innovations in the sphere of agriculture in Uzbekistan, Innovation: Management, Policy & Practice, 15(2):184-195.
2008, The cultural baggage of Khorezmian identity: traditional forms of singing and dancing in Khorezm and in Tashkent. Central Asian Survey 27(2): 143 – 153
2008, Citizenship and Ethnicity: Old Propiska and New Citizenship in Post-Soviet Uzbekistan, Inner Asia, 10(2):305-322, published under my penname Guliatir Hojaqizi.
Book Chapters (most peer-reviewed) and articles in non-peer reviewed journals
2017 (forthc), Gender and change in post-Soviet Central Asia: women as change agents in Muslim societies , Routledge Anthology on Women in Asia.
2017 (forth), Border and road regimes in Central Asia: Uzbek-Kazakh border crossing experiences, In Elders and Saxer eds. Routledge Handbook of Asian Borderlands.
2017 (forthc.), Tanish-bilish, in Ledeneva A. (ed.) Global Encyclopaedia of Informality, London:Cambdridge University Press.
2017 (forthc.), Tirikchilik, in Ledeneva A. (ed.) Global Encyclopaedia of Informality, London: Cambridge University Press.
2017 (forthc.), Gender and changing women’s roles in Uzbekistan: women entrepreneurs, in Laurelle M. ed. Uzbekistan.
2017 (forthc.), Kelin in Central Asia: social status of young brides as liminal phase, in Roche S. ed. Family in the history of Central Asia.
2014, Linguistic and Social Contradictions within Uzbek National Identity in Schlyter, Birgit (ed.), Historiography and National-Building among Turkic Populations, Papers, Vol. 5, Swedish Research Institute in Istanbul.
2011, November. “Impact of post-Soviet governance on implementing innovations in agriculture”, Science Brief ZUR no. 22, ZEF, Bonn.
Working Papers and online articles
2014, Private Initiative, Religious Education, and Family Values: A Case Study of a Brides’ School in Tashkent, Uzbekistan Initiative Papers N7, February 2014, Central Asia program at Elliot School of International Affairs and CIDOB Barcelona Center for International Affairs. Available at http://uzbekistan-initiative.org/private-initiative-religious-education-and-family-values/
2012, ‘Kelins and Bride Schools in Uzbekistan’ Published online by BBC Central Asian Service and the Central Eurasian Media and Scholars Initiative (CESMI) in“My Take On”, on Wednesday October 17th, 2012, available online under: http://cesmi.info/wp/?p=337
2012, Obruli oilaga kelin bolib tushish Uzbekistondagi koplab qizlarning orzusi, Published online by BBC Uzbek-Forum, October 6, available online under: http://www.bbc.co.uk/uzbek/interactivity/2012/09/120928_bbc_blog_uzbek_kelins.shtml
2012, ‘Propiska regime in post-Soviet space; regulating mobility and residence’, by Central Asian Studies Institute at American University of Central Asia, available online under: http://www.auca.kg/en/casiwp/
2012, “Innovation policies in Uzbekistan: Path taken by ZEFa project on innovations in the sphere of agriculture.” in Center for Development Research working paper 90.
2016, in American Anthropologist, 118(3): Peter Finke.Variations on Uzbek Identity, Berghan Books.2014.
2012, in Slavonic & East European Review, 90, 4, Uyama, Tomohiko (ed.). Asiatic Russia: Imperial Power in Regional and International Contexts. New Horizons in Islamic Studies. Routledge,London and New York, 2012. xv + 296 pp. Maps. Notes. Index. £80.00.
2016, in Central Asian Survey, 35(1):140-142. Zulfia Tursunova, 2014. Women’s Lives and Livelihoods in Post-Soviet Uzbekistan: Ceremonies of Empowerment and Peacebuilding. Lanham, Boulder, New York and London: Lexington Books
Papers presented in the International Conferences and Colloquia (selected)
2016, Organizer of the Panel ‘Informal flows and markets in comparison’, IAMO Forum ‘Migration and Labour markets’, Halle Saale, Germany
2015 June 30, as a speaker at a Roundtable on Critical Approaches to Anti-Trafficking Law and Policy at Kings College London, UK.
2015 July 12-13, ‘Who are the We: Uzbek identity revisited’ at A Conference ‘Uzbekistan beyond the ‘Curtain’. Approaches, fieldworks and topics’ organized by The George Washington University’s Central Asia Program (CAP), the Swedish Institute of International Affairs, and the Uppsala Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies (UCRS) Uppsala University, Sweden
2014 October, ‘Muddling through’ in transnational space: Central Asian traders between Central Asia and Russia. at UK IVR 2014 conference ‘De-juridification: Appearance and disappearance of law at a time of crisis’ at London School of Economics and Political Science, London UK.
2014 November, Informal economies and alternative systems of belonging among Central Asian migrants in Russia at Workshop ‘Labor Migration, Mobility and the Identity-Security Nexus’ organized by A Nordic Network for Research on Migration, Identity, Communication, and Security at the Malmö Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare.
2014 January, Regulating informal economies in post-Soviet Central Asia at workshop ‘The Central Asian Migrant Experience in Turkey and Russia: Comparing, Political Subjectivities, Diaspora Politics and Citizen-State Relations, Istanbul.
2014 January, ‘Implications of informalisation processes for legal models in the third world: systems of alternative regulation’ at Symposium ‘Theorien des Strukturwandels und Entwicklungsforschung: Zukunftsperspektiven’, organized by Forum Internationale Wissenschaft (FIW) and Rheinische Friedrich Wilhelms Universität Bonn, Germany.
2013, October, Controlled roads and ways to control in Uzbekistan, in the panel ‘Anthropology of Road’ at DGV-Tagung 2013, Manz, Germany
2013, November, Mobile entrepreneurs in post-Soviet Central Asia: micro-orders of tirikchilik, at a conference ‘Informal Practices and Structures in Eastern Europe and Central Asia’ at University of Fribourg, Switzerland
2013, March, “Patrons and clients, kattas and kichkinas in Central Asia”, at 3rd Annual Navrus/Noorus Postgraduate Workshop on Central Asia organized by School of Geography, Politics and Sociology / School of Modern Languages Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Newcastle University, Newcastle, UK.
2012, June, “Post-Soviet Uncertainties: Micro-orders of Central Asian migrants in Russia” in the Panel ‘Legal pluralism and the uncertainties of responsibility’ at EASA 2012: Uncertainty and Disquiet, Nanterre University, France.
2011, November 18, “Propiska Regime In Post Soviet Space: Regulating Mobility and Residence” in the panel called “State practices and local traces. Tidemarks and Legacies of regulatory regimes in post socialist countries”, at 110th Annual Meeting
under the title: “Traces, Tidemarks and Legacies” Montreal, QC, Canada.
2010, July, “Two ways to climb one chain, who climbs which way: the making of agricultural policy in Uzbekistan” presented at the seminar of ZEFa, Bonn, Germany
2009, “Bound without ropes: Social Theories on Power Relations” presented in ESCAS (European Society of Central Asian Studies) XI Conference “Studying Central Asia: in Quest for New Paths and Concepts”, in Budapest September 3-5.
2007, “Bound without Ropes: interdependence in Khorezmian migrant communities in Tashkent” Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Germany, presented as a speaker at Anthropological Workshop, January 23.
2007, “Citizenship, nationality and ethnicity; old propiska and new citizenship in post soviet Uzbekistan” presented at GSAA – Graduate School Asia and Africa in World Reference Systems, Research Colloquium, Wittenberg, Germany, February 13-14.
2007, “The Cultural Baggage of Khorezmian identity Halfas and Bahshis in Khorezm.” presented at History, Politics and Culture of Identities in Central Asia, Bishkek, May, 2007.
2007, “Integration through practical kinship and ethnicity; Qudachiliq practices of Khorezmians” presented at ESCAS Xth Conference “Central Asia: Sharing Experiences and Prospects”, Ankara, Turkey, 12-15 September:
2007, “Language role in constructing social identities in Uzbekistan” presented at Central Asian Studies: History, Politics and Society, Japan, Organized by the University of Tsukuba, Stockholm University, University of Tokyo and University of Cambridge December, 2007.
2006, “Continuities and discontinuities in post-socialist Uzbekistan” presented at the UCL (University College London) and Cambridge University workshop “New Directions in Post/Socialist Research”, at the Department of Anthropology, University College London, 19-20 June.