Svetlana Peshkova is a socio-cultural anthropologist and a scholar of Islam. Her research interests include Gender and Islam; Feminisms in post-Socialist space; Decolonialism; Muslim women leaders; Islamic education; Transnational Islamic Movements; and Indigenous History of New Hampshire. Svetlana holds BA and MA (1995, 1996, Linguistics) from Pyatigorsk State University in Russia; MA (1999, Theological Studies) from Candler School of Theology at Emory University (Atlanta, GA); MA (2001, Television, Radio, and Film) from Newhouse School of Communications at Syracuse University (Syracuse, NY); and a Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies and Ph.D. (2006, Anthropology) from Syracuse University (Syracuse, NY). Svetlana published a book, Women, Islam, and Identity: Public Life in Private Spaces in Uzbekistan, and several theoretical and ethnographic articles and book chapters about Muslim women leaders, Islamic education, identity, social movements, and reproductive health.
Ph.D., Anthropology, Syracuse University
M.A., Syracuse University
M.A., Pyatigorsk State University of Linguistics
MTS, Emory University
Culture--Gender and Sexuality
Peshkova, S. (2018). Female Religious Leaders in Uzbekistan: Recalibrating Desires and Effecting Social Change. In M. Najafizadeh, & L. Lindsey (Eds.), Women of Asia: Globalization, Development, and Social Change. (pp. 365-378). Routledge.
Peshkova, S. A. (2017). “Women and Social Change in Uzbekistan: Public Life in Private Spaces.”. In T. Dadabaev, & M. Laurelle (Eds.), Uzbekistan Beyond the ‘Curtain.’ Approaches, Fieldworks, and Topics. (pp. 283-302). Lexington/Rowman and Littlefield.
Peshkova, S. A. (2017). Beyond Piety: Self-related Muslims in Uzbekistan. In P. Jones Luong (Ed.), Islam, Society, and Politics in Central Asia. (pp. 29). University of Pittsburg Press.
Peshkova, S. A. (2015). LEADING AGAINST ODDS Muslim Women Leaders and Teachers in Uzbekistan. JOURNAL OF FEMINIST STUDIES IN RELIGION, 31(1), 23-44. Retrieved from http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/
Peshkova, S. A. (2015). Muslim Women’s Leadership in Uzbekistan: Religion and Emotion. In H. Ahmed-Gosh (Ed.), Contesting Feminisms: Gender and Islam in Asia: A Reader. (pp. 21-47). SUNY Press.
Peshkova, S. (2014). Teaching Islam at a home school: Muslim women and critical thinking in Uzbekistan. Central Asian Survey, 33(1), 80-94. doi:10.1080/02634937.2014.889869
Peshkova, S. (2013). A Post-Soviet Subject in Uzbekistan: Islam, Rights, Gender and Other Desires. Women's Studies, 42(6), 667-695. doi:10.1080/00497878.2013.802640
Peshkova, S. (2009). Bringing the mosque home and talking politics: women, domestic space, and the state in the Ferghana Valley (Uzbekistan). Contemporary Islam, 3(3), 251-273. doi:10.1007/s11562-009-0093-z