2018 – Annual Conference
The Khan’s Merchant: the Evolution of Commercial Partnerships in the Mongolian Empire
2017 – Regional Conference
Khalida Azhigulova (University of Leicester – UK)
Effectiveness of Refugee Protection in Central Asia: Law, Politics and Practice.
2017 – Annual Conference
Taylor Zajicek (Princeton University – USA)
The Seismic Colony: Earthquakes, Science, and Empire in Russian Turkestan.
2016 – Annual Conference
Darren Byler (University of Washington – USA)
Folk Rhythms in the City: Embodies Refusal among Uyghur Migrants.
2015 – Annual Conference (joint award)
Guldana Salimjan (University of British Columbia – Canada)
Debating Gender and kazakhness: Aytis Cultural Exchange between China and Kazakhstan.
Isaac Scarborough (London School of Economics and Political Science – UK)
(Over)Determining Social Disorder: Tajikistan and the Economic Collapse of Perestroika.
2014 – Annual Conference
Tekla Shmaus (Indiana University-Bloomington – USA)
The Pastoral Landscape in Prehistoric Semirech’ye.
2013 – Annual Conference
Roberto Carmack (University of Wisconsin-Madison – USA)
History and Hero Making: The Sovietization of Kazakh Frontline Propaganda, 1941-1945.
2012 – Annual Conference
Max Oidtmann (Harvard University – USA)
To Be ‘One’s Own Master’: The 19th Century Conflict between Qing Colonial Officials and the Monastic Domain of the Cagan Nomun Han Kūtuku.
2011 – Annual Conference
Ian Lanzillotti (Ohio State University – USA)
From Princely Fiefdoms to Soviet Nations: Interethnic Border Conflicts in the North Caucasus and the Village of Lesken.
2010 – Annual Conference
Joseph MacKay (University of Toronto – Canada)
International Politics in 18th and 19th Century Central Asia: Beyond Anarchy in International Relations Theory.
2009 – Annual Conference
David Merrell (University of Washington – USA)
Legal Reform in Afghanistan: What Kyrgyzstan Can Add to the Debate over Engaging Non-State Councils of Elders in Afghanistan.
2008 – Annual Conference
Christopher Whitsel (Indiana University-Bloomington – USA)
Family Conditions, Democratic Choice, and Sitting at Home: Investigating Educational Participation in Post-Soviet Tajikistan.
2007 – Annual Conference
Julie McBrien (Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle-Saale – Germany)
On Push-Up Bras and Headscarves: Experiencing Multiple Modernities in Kyrgyzstan.
2006 – Annual Conference
Madeleine Reeves (University of Cambridge – UK)
States of Improvisation: Border-making as Social Practice in the Ferghana Valley.
2005 – Annual Conference (joint award)
Kenneth Michael Bauer (University of Oxford – UK)
Development and State-Society Relations in Pastoral Tibet since the Reforms.
Meghan Simpson (Central European University – Hungary)
Local Strategies in Globalizing Gender Politics: A Study of Women’s Organizing in Contemporary Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan.
2004 – Annual Conference
Irina Liczek (New School University – USA)
Cultural Parameters of Gender Policy-making in Contemporary Turkmenistan.
2003 – Annual Conference
Fuad Aliev (Boston University – USA)
Evaluating the Effect of Primary Health Care Reforms on Access to Health Care in Ferghana Province, Uzbekistan: The Role of Community-Based Surveys.
Christiane Gruber (University of Pennsylvania – USA)
The Keir Miraj and Islamic Picture Recitation in the Fifteenth Century.
2002 – Annual Conference
Michael A. Reynolds (Princeton University/Harvard University – USA)
Inchoate Nation Abroad: Tsarist Russia, Nation-Building, and the Kurds of Ottoman Anatolia, 1908-1914.
Alexander C. Diener (University of Wisconsin-Madison – USA)
Settlement of the Returning Kazakh Diaspora: History, Climate, Social Networks, and the Nationalization of Social Space.