RESEARCH PROFESSOR | CENTRAL ASIA PROGRAM, INSTITUTE FOR EUROPEAN, RUSSIAN AND EURASIAN STUDIES, THE GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY
Sebastien Peyrouse, PhD, is a research professor at the Central Asia Program in the Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies at The George Washington University. He is also an Europe-Central Asia Monitoring (EUCAM) associate researcher. He worked five years in Central Asia at the French Institute for Central Asian Studies in Tashkent, Uzbekistan and was a research fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington DC and Johns Hopkins University’s Central Asia and Caucasus Institute. His main areas of expertise are focused on Central Asia, including the region’s geopolitical positioning toward China, India and South Asia; its political systems and economic and social issues; and Islam and religious minorities. He has authored or co-authored several books on Central Asia, including The “Chinese Question” in Central Asia: Domestic Order, Social Changes, and the Chinese Factor (London, New York: Hurst, Columbia University Press) and published many articles, including in Europe-Asia Studies; Nationalities Papers; China Perspectives; Religion, State and Society; and Journal of Church and State.