2022 – Social Sciences
Omar Sadr. 2021. Negotiating Cultural Diversity in Afghanistan. Routledge.
2022 – History & the Humanities
Sören Urbanski. 2020. Beyond the Steppe Frontier. Princeton University Press.
2021 – Social Sciences
David Leupold. 2020. Embattled Dreamlands: The Politics of Contesting Armenian, Kurdish and Turkish Memory. New York: Routledge.
2020 – History & the Humanities
Matthew W. King. 2019. Ocean of Milk, Ocean of Blood: A Mongolian Monk in the Ruins of the Qing Empire. New York: Columbia University Press.
2020 – Social Sciences
Timothy Grose. 2019. Negotiating Inseparability in China: The Xinjiang Class and the Dynamics of Uyghur Identity. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press.
2019 – History & the Humanities
Leah Feldman. 2018. On the Threshold of Eurasia: Revolutionary Poetics in the Caucasus. Ithaca: Cornell University Press.
2018 – Social Sciences
Jennifer Brick Murtazashvili. 2016. Informal Order and the State in Afghanistan. New York: Cambridge University Press.
2018 – History & the Humanities
Alison Vacca. 2017. Non-Muslim Provinces under Early Islam: Islamic Rule and Iranian Legitimacy in Armenia and Caucasian Albania. New York: Cambridge University Press.
2018 – History & the Humanities (Honorable mention)
Scott Cameron Levi. 2017. The Rise and Fall of Khoqand, 1709-1876: Central Asia in the Global Age. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press.
2017 – History & the Humanities
Joo-Yup Lee. 2016. Qazaqlïq, or Ambitious Brigandage, and the Formation of the Qazaqs: State and Identity in Post-Mongol Central Eurasia. Boston: Brill.
2016 – Social Sciences
Jesse Driscoll. 2015. Warlords and Coalition Politics in Post-Soviet States. New York: Cambridge University Press.
2015 – History & the Humanities
Rian Thum. 2014. The Sacred Routes of Uyghur History. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.
2014 – Social Sciences
Morgan Liu. 2012. Under Solomon’s Throne: Uzbek Visions of Renewal in Osh. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press.
2013 – History & the Humanities
Patricia Crone. 2012. The Nativist Prophets of Early Islamic Iran: Rural Revolt and Local Zoroastrianism. New York: Cambridge University Press.
2012 – Social Sciences
Johan Rasanayagam. 2010. Islam in Post-Soviet Uzbekistan: The Morality of Experience. New York: Cambridge University Press.
2011 – History & the Humanities
Paul Stronski. 2010. Tashkent: Forging a Soviet City, 1930-1966. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press.
2010 – Social Sciences
Laura Adams. 2010. The Spectacular State: Culture and National Identity in Uzbekistan. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.
2009 – History & the Humanities
Jeff Sahadeo. 2007. Russian Colonial Society in Tashkent, 1865-1923. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.
2008 – Social Sciences
Kathleen Collins. 2006. Clan Politics and Regime Transition in Central Asia. New York: Cambridge University Press.
2007 – History & the Humanities
Marianne Kamp. 2006. The New Woman in Uzbekistan: Islam, Modernity, and Unveiling under Communism. Seattle: University of Washington Press.