Jeanine Dagyeli
Assistant Professor
Office Phone:
(69) 4671

Research Interest

Jeanine Dagyeli's main research interests include (historical) anthropology of Central Asia, labour, craft production, agriculture and pastoralism, human-environment relations, folk literature, and disease, death and mourning. She has done extensive fieldwork and archival research in Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan since 1998. Currently she is working on the historical anthropology of labour in the former Emirate of Bukhara (19th to early 20th centuries). A second project involves an edition of crafts’ risala texts, codices of conduct from the pre-Socialist crafts’ milieu.

Selected Publications
Courses Offered

Jeanine Dagyeli studied Central Asian studies, Islamic studies and sociology at Humboldt University Berlin and Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen, Germany. She received her PhD in Central Asian Studies from Humboldt University in 2008.

Jeanine Dagyeli has worked at Martin-Luther University Halle (2005-2007), as research coordinator for Gerda-Henkel Foundation at Al-Biruni Institute of Oriental Studies Tashkent (2009-2011), as post-doctoral fellow at Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies (2012-2013) and at Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient (ZMO), Berlin (2014-2018). Since 2019 she is assistant professor at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Nazarbayev University in Astana, Kazakhstan.

Jeanine Dagyeli has offered classes, among others, on literatures of Central Asia, labour and identity, and materiality and religious knowledge (for which she and her co-teaching colleague Manja Stephan-Emmrich received the Award for Excellence in Teaching from the Faculty of Cultural, Social and Educational Studies, Humboldt University Berlin in 2018). She also taught Tajik, Kyrgyz and intensive summer courses of Uzbek (at INYAS, Samarkand, Uzbekistan).