Svetlana Peshkova

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
Core Faculty in Women's Studies
Associate Professor of Anthropology
Office: Anthropology, Huddleston Hall Rm 315, Durham, NH 03824
Svetlana Peshkova

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.

Education

  • Ph.D., Anthropology, Syracuse University
  • M.A., Syracuse University
  • M.A., Pyatigorsk State University of Linguistics
  • MTS, Emory University

Research Interests

  • Asian Studies
  • Cultural/Social Anthropology
  • Culture--Gender and Sexuality
  • Gender Differences
  • Gender Equality
  • Gender Roles
  • Islamic Studies

Courses Taught

  • ANTH 440B: Honors/Saving Culture
  • ANTH 500: Peoples & Cultures/Mid East
  • ANTH 513: Ethnographic Methods
  • ANTH 640: Anthropology of Islam
  • ANTH 697: Spc Top/Indigenous New England
  • ANTH 700: Internship
  • ANTH 750: Islam and Gender
  • ANTH 796: Reading and Research
  • WS 796: Advanced Topics

Selected Publications

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). 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. (2017). Women's Marches: Socio-Political Activism of Central Asian Women. Central Asian Analytical Network. Retrieved from http://caa-network.org/archives/8361

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. (2016). Religion in Uzbekistan under Karimov and after. Uzbekistan Forum. Virtual Issue.. Central Asian Survey Journal. Retrieved from https://www.tandf.co.uk//journals/pdf/6_Peshkova_final_210916.pdf

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

Most Cited Publications