- Central Eurasian Studies;
- Ph.D., University of Washington
- Research Areas:
- Sino-Russian relations, 16th-20th centuries; comparative study of early modern empires (Russian, Chinese, Ottoman, and Spanish); Turkic peoples under Russian and Chinese imperial rule; Eurasian commentary traditions and modernity; intellectual developments within Turkic communities of Central Eurasia, 18th-20th centuries.
Academic Specialist, Adjunct Professor; Director, Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center, Denis Sinor Research Institute for Inner Asian Studies