in preparation

Communal Sense. Practices of we-formation and ethno-religious Othering in Myanmar


The force of custom. Law and the ordering of everyday life in Kyrgyzstan. University of  Pittsburgh Press. Check out reviews of the book in Slavic Review and AllegraLab .

Selected among the “Best Books on Central Asia in 2018” by “Voices on Central Asia”, a platform that is a collaboration between the Central Asia Program (CAP) and the Central Asian Analytical Network (CAAN), both part of The George Washington University‘s Institute for European,  Russian, and Eurasian Studies (IERES).


Baiyz apa zhashoo tarzhymaly [The life history of Baiyz Apa]. Bishkek: Gulchynar. 

For a Russian-language article about the book see here


(together with Roman Knee)  Kirgistan: Ein ethnografischer Bildband über Talas / Kirgistan: A photoethnography of Talas. München: Hirmer-Verlag (in German and English).

The book has been reviewed by the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ).