Mustafa Tuna (Ph.D. 2009, Princeton University) is Andrew W. Mellon
Assistant Professor of Russian and Central Eurasian History and Culture in
the Departments of Slavic and Eurasian Studies & History at Duke University
and is affiliated with the Duke Islamic Studies Center and the Duke Middle
East Studies Center. His research focuses on social and cultural change
among the Muslim communities of Central Eurasia, especially Russia's
Volga-Ural region, Central Asia, and modern Turkey, since the
early-nineteenth century. He is particularly interested in identifying the
often intertwined roles of Islam, social networks, state or elite
interventions, infrastructural changes, and the globalization of European
modernity in transforming Muslim communities. His first book, titled
Imperial Russia's Muslims: Islam, Empire, and European Modernity, 1788-1917,
is published by Cambridge University Press in the "Critical
Perspectives on Empire Series." His second book
project, tentatively titled Turkish Republic and Islam in a Comparative
Perspective: Transmission and Evolution of Islamic Knowledge and Practices
in Republican Turkey and the Soviet Union, investigates the transmission
and evolution of Islamic knowledge and practices comparatively in the
Turkish and Soviet contexts. Dr. Tuna is married and has two sons.
(the page includes student reporting on events related to Turkey in
Between Moscow, Beijing, and Delhi:
Narratives of Europe and Asia
(the page includes several student projects in an online exhibit)
Minorities of the Russian and Soviet Empires
Social Engineering and Social Movements in
Eastern Europe and Asia
(the page includes student projects addressing social problems in
Eastern Europe and Asia)
literatura istorii Tatar 18go- nachala 20go vv. [Western Literature on
the History of Kazan Tatars between the Eighteenth and Early Twentieth
Centuries]." In Il'dus Zagidullin ed.
Istoriia Tatar s drevneishikh vremen,
vol. 6. Kazan: Institut istorii im. Sh. Mardzhani, 2013.
Reform as a Secularizing Process: A View from the Russian Empire," in
Studies in Society and History, 2011 53(3): 540-570.
Society for the Comparative Study of Society
and History 2011
Modernite ile Karsilasmasi [The Encounter of Russia's
Muslims with Modernity]", in
Avrasya Konusmalari: Medeniyet, Modernite, Kimlik
[Eurasian Conversations: Civilization,
Modernity, Identity] edited by Sevinc Alkan Ozcan (Istanbul: Kure
Yayinlari, 2010): 111-42.
Karsi: Rusya Imparatorlugu'nun
Muslumanlari Icin Iki Kimlik Projesi," in Hakan Kirimli ed.
Ismail Bey Gaspirali Icin
(Ankara: Kirim Dernegi Yayinlari, 2004):
"Gaspirali vs. Il'minskii:
Two Identity Projects for the Muslims of the Russian Empire,"
Nationalities Papers. 2002, 30(2):
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the Study of Nationalities 2002
Yoluyla Soykirim" (Genocide by Negotiations),
Avrasya Dosyasi: Sirbistan Bosna
Hersek Ozel Sayisi, 1996, 3(4): 7-12.
Becoming Muslim in Imperial Russia:
Conversion, Apostasy, and Literacy
(Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2014).
International Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, 48(3) forthcoming.
Elena I. Campbell, Muslim Question and Russian Imperial Governance
(Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2015). reviewed in
Nationalities Papers, online publication November 2015.
Turks across Empires: Marketing Muslim Muslim Identity in the
Russian-Ottoman Borderlands, 1856-1914
(Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014).
October 2015, 74(4): 708-09.
Works in Progress
Republic and Islam in a Comparative Perspective:Transmission and
Evolution of Islamic Knowledge and Practices in Republican Turkey and
the Soviet Union
"A Russian Muslim Intelligentsia:
Volga-Ural Muslim Intellectuals in the Russian Imperial Context," in
The Success and Failure of
Russification in Late Imperial Russia,"
"Responding to Their Times: A Comparison of Said
Nursi's Reading of the 'Book of the Universe' and Ghazālī's
'Contemplation of God's Creation," in progress.