Madeleine Reeves

Email: Madeleine.Reeves@manchester.ac.uk

Project: Near Abroad: Labour, Law and Hope in Migrant Moscow

Während ihres Aufenthaltes an der Universität Konstanz im akademischen Jahr 2016-2017 wird Madeleine Reeves an ihrer zweiten Monographie arbeiten. Der Arbeitstitel lautet Near Abroad: Labour, Law and Hope in Migrant Moscow. Ihr Aufenthalt wird ermöglicht durch ein Stipendium des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Kollegs.

Madeleine Reeves is a Senior Lecturer in Social Anthropology at the University of Manchester and Editor of Central Asian Survey. Her interests lie in the anthropology of the state, space, mobility, sovereignty and bureaucracy. She is the author of Border Work: Spatial Lives of the State in Rural Central Asia (Cornell 2014). With Judith Beyer and Johan Rasanayagam she is the co-editor of Ethnographies of the State in

Central Asia: Performing Politics (Indiana 2014); with Mateusz Laszczkowsk she is the co-editor, most recently, of Affective States: Entanglements, Suspensions, Suspicions, a special issue of Social Analysis (2016). While at the University of Konstanz, during the academic year 2016-17, she will be working on a second monograph provisionally entitled, Near Abroad: Labour, Law and Hope in Migrant Moscow. This book provides an anthropologically informed account of 21 st century labour migration within the former Soviet space, drawing upon local-language fieldwork in Kyrgyzstan and Russia. Near Abroad takes the everyday practices of migrant workers, employers, labour brokers and landlords as a lens from which to explore the navigation and co-constitution of Russia’s emergent migration bureaucracy in a historical moment characterised by oil-fuelled resource capitalism, paternalist authoritarianism and rising ethnonationalism.

For further information please see Madeleine Reeves CV.


Publications by Madeleine Reeves

Authored and Co-authored Books

2014
Madeleine Reeves. Border Work: Spatial Lives of the State in Rural Central Asia. Ithaca: Cornell University Press.

2006
Alan De Young, Madeleine Reeves and Galina Valyayeva. Surviving the Transition? Case Studies of Schools and Schooling in the Kyrgyz Republic Since Independence. Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishers. (Contributed chapters 5 and 6, part of chapter 1)

Edited Books and Edited Journal Special Issues

2015
Mateusz Laszczkowski and Madeleine Reeves (eds). Affective States: Entanglements, Suspensions, Suspicions. Special Issue of Social Analysis. Co-authored introduction and singleauthored article. Vol. 59 (4) 

2014
Madeleine Reeves, Johan Rasanayagam and Judith Beyer (eds). Ethnographies of the State in Central Asia: Performing Politics. Bloomington: Indiana University Press (Contributed one chapter and co-authored introduction; initiated the project and invited the contributors;equal editorial responsibility with co-editors).

2012
Madeleine Reeves. Movement, Power and Place in Central Asia: Contested Trajectories. Abingdon: Routledge. Initially published as an invited double special issue of Central Asian Survey (issues 3-4, 2011)

Peer-reviewed journal articles (published and accepted for publication)

f/c (2016)
‘Diplomat, Landlord, Con-Artist, Thief: Housing Brokers and the Mediation of Risk in Migrant Moscow.’ Accepted for publication in forthcoming Special Issue of The Cambridge Journal of Anthropology on ‘Everyday Diplomacy’, 34 (2).

f/c (2016)
‘The strength of our words is in truth: Unmaking authoritative discourse in the Soviet periphery during perestroika.’ Forthcoming in Special issue of Cahiers d’Asie Centrale on ‘1989 in Central Asia’, 26 (2) 

2016
‘Infrastructural hope: anticipating ‘independent roads’ and territorial integrity in southern

Kyrgyzstan’. Special Issue of Ethnos on Infrastructure as Ontological Experiment (eds. Casper Bruun Jensen and Atsuro Morita). doi 10.1080/00141844.2015.1119176 (online first) 

2015
‘Living from the nerves: deportability, indeterminacy and the feel of law in migrant

Moscow’. Special issue of Social Analysis on ‘Affective States’, 59 (4): 119-136. 

‘Introduction: Affective States’. Special issue of Social Analysis on ‘Affective States’, 59 (4): 1-14, co-authored with Mateusz Laszczkowski.

2014
“‘We’re with the people!’ Place, nation, and political community in Kyrgyzstan’s 2010 ‘April Events’’. Anthropology of East Europe Review 32 (2): 68-88. 

‘Roads of hope and dislocation: infrastructure and the remaking of territory at a Central Asian border’. Ab Imperio 15 (3): 235-256.

2013
‘Clean Fake: Authenticating Documents and Persons in Migrant Moscow’. American Ethnologist, 40 (3): 508-524.

‘Anticipating failure: transparency devices and their effects.’ Journal of Cultural Economy, 6 (3): 294-312. (co-authored with Penny Harvey and Evelyn Ruppert)

2012
‘Migratsiia, maskulinost’ i transformatsiia sotsial’nogo prostranvstva v doline Sokh, Uzbekistan’ [Migration, masculinity and transformations in social space in the Sokh valley, Uzbekistan]. Etnograficheskoe obozrenie, 4: 32-50.

‘Black work, green money: remittances, ritual and domestic economies in southern Kyrgyzstan’. Slavic Review, 71 (1): 108-134.

2011
‘Introduction: contested trajectories and a dynamic approach to place.’ Central Asian Survey, 30 (3-4): 307-330.

‘Staying put? Towards a relational politics of mobility at a time of migration.’ Central Asian Survey, 30 (3-4): 555-576.

‘Fixing the border: on the affective life of the state in Kyrgyzstan’. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 29 (5): 905-923.

2009
‘Materialising state space: ‘Creeping migration’ and territorial integrity in Southern Kyrgyzstan’. Europe-Asia Studies, 61 (7): 1277-1313

‘Po tu storonu ekonomicheskogo determinizma: mikrodinamki migratsii iz sel’skogo Kyrgyzstana’. [Beyond economic determinism: microdynamics of migration from rural Kyrgyzstan] Neprikosnovennyi zapas, No. 4 (66), 2009: 262-280

2007
‘Unstable objects: corpses, checkpoints and “chessboard borders” in the Ferghana valley.’ Anthropology of East Europe Review, Vol. 25 (1): 72-84

2005
‘Locating danger: konfliktologiia and the search for fixity in the Ferghana Valley borderlands.’ Central Asian Survey, Vol. 24 (1): 67-81

‘Of Credits, Kontrakty and Critical Thinking: Encountering “Market Reforms” in Kyrgyzstani Higher Education.’ European Education Research Journal, Vol.4 (1): 5-21

Book chapters (published and accepted for publication)

n/d
 ‘A family affair: sibling relations and differential immobility in rural Kyrgyzstan.’ Forthcoming in Sophie Roche (ed.), The Family in the History of Central Asia. Berlin: Klaus Schwarz Verlag.

f/c 2017
‘The ashar-state: communal commitment and state elicitation in rural Kyrgyzstan’. Forthcoming in John Heathershaw and Edward Schatz, (eds.), Logics of State Weakness in Eurasia. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press. 

f/c 2016
‘Economies of favour and indifference in Moscow’s temporary housing market’. In production for David Henig and Nicolette Makovicky, eds.,Economies of Favour After Socialism. Oxford: Oxford University Press

f/c 2016
‘The Black List: On Infrastructural Indeterminacy and its Reverberations.’ In production for Casper Bruun Jansen, Penny Harvey and Atsuro Morita, eds., Infrastructures and Social Complexity: A Companion. New York: Routledge 

2015
‘In search of tolerantnost’: preventive development and its limits at the Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan border.’ In Marlene Laruelle, ed., Kyrgyzstan Beyond ‘Democracy Island’ and ‘Failing State’. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, pp. 79-98.

2014
‘Politics, cosmopolitics, and preventive development at the Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan border’. In Nina Glick Schiller and Andrew Irving, eds.Whose Cosmpolitanism? Critical Perspectives, Relationalities, Discontents. Oxford: Berghahn, pp. 201-217. 

‘Introduction: Performances, Possibilities and Practices of the Political in Central Asia’. In Madeleine Reeves, Johan Rasanayagam and Judith Beyer, eds., Ethnographies of the State in Central Asia: Performing Politics. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, p. 1-26 (co-authored with Johan Rasanayagam and Judith Beyer).

‘The Time of the Border: Contingency, Conflict and Popular Statism at the Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan Border’. In Madeleine Reeves, Johan Rasanayagam and Judith Beyer, eds., Ethnographies of the State in Central Asia: Performing Politics. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, pp. 198-221.

2013
‘Kak stanoviatsia “chernym” v Moskve: praktiki vlasti i sushchestvovanie migrantov v teni zakona [Becoming ‘black’ in Moscow: Documentary Regimes and Migrant Life in the Shadow of Law]. In Vladmir Malakhov, ed., Grazhdanstvo i immigratsiia: kontseputal’noe, istoricheskoe i institutsional’noe izmenenie [Citizenship and Immigration in Russia: Conceptual, Historical and Institutional Dimensions]. Moscow: Russian Academy of Sciences/Kanon+, pp. 146-177.

‘Migration, masculinity and transformations of social space in the Sokh valley’. In Marlene Laruelle (ed.) Migration and Social Upheaval as the Face of Globalization in Central Asia. Leiden: Brill, pp. 305-329.

2010
‘Materialising state space: ‘Creeping migration’ and territorial integrity in Southern Kyrgyzstan’ in Sally Cummings (ed.) Symbolism and Power in Central Asia. Politics of the Spectacular. Abingdon: Routledge, 2010: 192-228

« Migrations, masculinité et transformations de l’espace social dans la vallée de Sokh ». In Marlene Laruelle (ed.), Dynamiques migratoires et changements sociétaux en Asie Centrale. Paris: Editions Petra, 2010: 131-147

2007
‘Travels in the margins of the state: everyday geography in the Ferghana Valley borderlands.’ In Jeff Sahadeo and Russell Zanca (eds),Everyday Life in Central Asia Past and Present. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2007: 281-300

2003
‘Cultivating Citizens of a New Type? The Politics and Practice of Educational Reform at the American University - Central Asia’. In Alan De Young and Steve Heynman (eds.), Challenges of Education in Central Asia. Greenwich: Information Age Publishers: 365-385

Manuscripts under contract and in preparation

n/d Central Asia: An Anthropological Introduction. Under contract for University of Toronto Press.

n/d The Everyday Lives of Sovereignty: Enacting State Agency. Edited volume, co-edited with Rebecca Bryant, in preparation for Cornell University Press.

n/d ‘Migratory Life: Chasing ‘Honest, Earned Money’ in Unequal Times. Submitted for David Montgomery (ed.), Central Asian in Context (under contract with Pittsburgh University Press).

n/d Near Abroad: Labour, Law and Hope in Migrant Moscow. Book manuscript, in preparation.

Review Articles and book reviews

f/c (2016)
‘Borders, Biopolitics and Spaces of Refusal: A Review Essay.’ fc in Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute 22 (3) 

2015
Review essay on Gulag history and memory (review of mongraphs by Barnes, Gheith and Jolluck, Ulturgeasheva). Laboratorium 7(1): 184-190. 

2014
‘Antropologiia Srednei Azii cherez desiat’ let posle ‘sostoianiia polia’: stakan napolovinu polon ili napolovinu pust?’ Antropologicheskii Forum/Forum for Anthropology and Culture [‘The Anthropology of Central Asia a Decade After ‘The State of the Field’: A Cup Half Full or Half Empty?’] Vol. 20 (1): 60-79.

21 book, dissertation and film reviews published in: Ab Imperio, Anthropological Notebooks, Asia-Pacific Journal of Anthropology, Cambridge Anthropology, Central Asian Survey, Contemporary Islam, Dissertation Reviews, Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, Nationalities Papers, Political and Legal Anthropology Review, Slavonica, Sociological Review, and Somatosophere.

Working Papers and policy reports

2014
State of the Field Scoping Study: Labour Migration from Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan to Russia. Commissioned 16,000 word report for DFID UK 

2010
On the documentary production of the ‘undocumented’ migrant in urban Russia. Eastbordnet Working Paper 86.www.eastbordnet.org/working_papers/open/

2004
Childhood Poverty in Kyrgyzstan: Literature Review. Chronic Poverty Research Centre/Save the Children Fund UK working paper, 2004. Co-author

2003
Institutional Case Study of the American University – Central Asia. Open University Centre for Higher Education Research and Information/ Association of Commonwealth Universities.

Non-peer reviewed articles, encyclopedia entries and newsletter contributions

n/d ‘Globalization’. Accepted for publication in the Wiley International Encyclopedia of Anthropology.

2016
‘Sled, traektoriia, tochka davleniia: kak pereosmyslit’ ‘regional’nye issledovaniia’ v epokhu migratsii’? Antropologicheskii forum 28: 97-116.

2014
‘Afterword: neoliberal opportunism.’ Anthropology Matters 15 (1): 139-148.

2012
‘Stating the Nation? The politics of multilingualism in Kyrgyzstan’, Bulletin of the ANU Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies, Volume 19, no.1, 8 and 17.

2011
‘After Internationalism: the Unmaking of Osh’. Association of Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies Newsnet, Vol. 51 (5), October: 1-4.

2010
‘Beyond ethnic conflict: another language.’ CRESC News Issue 11, August 2010: 1, 5

2010
‘A weekend in Osh.’ London Review of Books, Vol. 32 (13), 8th July: 17-18 

‘The latest revolution.’ London Review of Books, Vol. 32 (9), 13th May: 27-28

2009
‘Bounding the nation state’. CRESC Newsletter, Issue 9, August 2009: 3 

2008
‘Materializing Borders’. Anthropology News, Vol. 49 (5), May 2008: 12-13

‘Razmyshleniia ob etnichnosti, iazyke i drugikh kategorii analiza v knige ‘Deti imperii v postsovetskoi tsentral’noi azii.’ Etnograficheskoe obozrenie 2 (2008): 24-29

2004
‘Academic integrity and its limits in Kyrgyzstan’s higher education: a view from the margins.’ International Higher Education 35, Autumn 2004: 36-39

Educational resources

2010
“The National-Territorial Delimitation of Central Asia, 1924-1927 and its legacies”. In Narativnye osi national’nogo stroitel’stva v Tsentral’noi Azii: Istoriia, Kritika, Kontekst. [Nationhood and Narrative in Central Asia: History, Context, Critique], eds. Nina Bagdasarova and Madeleine Reeves. Thematic section of CD sourcebook including commentary, teaching exercises and primary sources. Bishkek: Educational Initiatives Support Foundation 

2007
Introduction to Humanities: A Source Book for Teachers. Aga Khan Trust for Culture, Dushanbe. Translated into Russian as Vvedenie v chelovekovedenie. Dushanbe: Aga Khan Trust for Culture [60,000 words]

Op-eds and on-line articles

2016
‘Democracy on Speed’. Allegra Laboratory, 4th July. allegralaboratory.net/democracyon-speed-brexit/

2014
‘Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan’s Roads of Separation’. Eurasianet, 23rd January.

http://www.eurasianet.org/node/67974

2013
‘Mayoral politics and the migrant economy: talking elections and ‘illegals’ in Moscow. Cities@Manchester blog, 5th Septemberhttp://citiesmcr.wordpress.com/2013/09/05/mayoralpolitics-and-the-migrant-economy-talking-elections-and-illegals-in-moscow-3/ republished as ‘Prejudice: always a vote winner’. OpenDemocracy Russia, 6th September.

http://www.opendemocracy.net/od-russia/madeleine-reeves/prejudice-always-vote-winner

2012
Guest Editor, OpenDemocracy Russia 5-part series on Beyond the Gastarbaiter: The Other Side of Post-Soviet Migration, 18th September.http://www.opendemocracy.net/odrussia/madeleine-reeves/beyond-gastarbeiter-other-side-of-post-soviet-migration

‘Bilingualism in Kyrgyzstan’. Central Eurasia Scholars and Media Initiative, 18th April.
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2011
‘Nelegaly: work and shelter in migrant Moscow.’ OpenDemocracy.net, 26th April. http://www.opendemocracy.net/print/59163

‘Osh report: quick conclusions, lost opportunities’. OpenDemocracy.net, 24th January http://www.opendemocracy.net/od-russia/madeleine-reeves/osh-report-quick-conclusionslost-opportunities. Translated into Russian as ‘Vesti iz Osha: pospeshnye vyvody, utrachennye shansy’. Vestil.kg, 27th January http://www.vesti.kg/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=3364:vesti-iz-oshapospeshnyie-vyivodyi-i-utrachennyie-shansyi&Itemid=89

2010
‘Getting to the roots of resentment in Kyrgyzstan’. RFE/RL Commentary, July 4th http://www.rferl.org/articleprintview/2090331.html

‘Why the UK should care what is happening in Kyrgyzstan’. LSE British Politics and Policy Blog, June 27th.http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/?p=3181

‘On the ethnicization of violence in southern Kyrgyzstan’. OpenDemocracy.net, June 21st. http://www.opendemocracy.net/print/54797

Translated into Russian as ‘Etnizatsiia nasiliia v yuzhnoi Kirgizii’. Polit.ru, June 24 http://www.polit.ru/institutes/2010/06/23/kirgiz.html

‘Breaking point: why the Kyrgyz lost their patience’. OpenDemocracy.net, April 19th http://www.opendemocracy.net/print/53739. Translated into Russian as ‘Perelomnyi moment: pochemu Kirgizy poteriali terpenie’. Polit.ru, April 22ndhttp://www.polit.ru/institutes/2010/04/22/reeves.html