Mustafa Tuna (Ph.D. 2009,
Princeton University) is Andrew W.
Mellon Assistant Professor of Russian and
Central Eurasian History and Culture in the Department of Slavic and
Eurasian Studies at Duke University with secondary
appointments in the Department of History
and Duke Islamic Studies Center. His research focuses on social and
cultural change among the Muslim communities of Central Eurasia, especially
Volga-Ural region 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
His first book, titled Imperial Russia's Muslims:
Islam, Empire, and European Modernity, 1788-1917, is under contract
with Cambridge University Press to be published in the "Critical
Perspectives on Empire Series." And his second book project investigates the
transmission and evolution of Islamic knowledge and practices comparatively
in the Ottoman/Turkish and Tsarist/Soviet cases.
is married and has
Works in Progress /
"Zapadnaia 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.
"Madrasa Reform as a Secularizing
Process: A View from the Russian Empire," in
Comparative Studies in Society and History, 2011
Society for the Comparative Study of Society and History
Muslumanlarinin Modernite ile Karsilasmasi [The Encounter of
Muslims with Modernity]", in
Konusmalari: Medeniyet, Modernite, Kimlik
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
(Ankara: Kirim Dernegi
Yayinlari, 2004): 241-71.
"Gaspirali vs. Il'minskii:
Two Identity Projects for the Muslims of the Russian
2002, 30(2): 265-289.
COPYRIGHT: Association for the Study
of Nationalities 2002
Yoluyla Soykirim" (Genocide by Negotiations),
Avrasya Dosyasi: Sirbistan
Bosna Hersek Ozel Sayisi, 1996,
Works in Progress
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 progress
"Kazan Tatar Teachers'
Success and Failure of
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.