Andrew W. Mellon
Assistant Professor of
CV as of 10/01/2014
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
Russia's 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 communities.
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 of Islamic knowledge and religiosity
comparatively in the Turkish and Soviet cases. Dr. Tuna
is married and has
Works in Progress