Universität KonstanzExzellenzcluster „Kulturelle Grundlagen von Integration“

Dr. Madeleine Reeves

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Since 2016 Editor of the journal, Central Asian Studies

2015 Visiting Research Fellow, Aleksanteri Institute, University of Helsinki

Since 2014 Senior Lecturer in Social Anthropology, University of Manchester

2012–2014 University Lecturer in Social Anthropology, University of Manchester

2007–2012 RCUK Research Fellow in Conflict, Cohesion and Change, University of Manchester

2003–2007 Doctoral research in Social Anthropology, University of Cambridge (PhD, 2008)

2002–2007 MPhil in Social Anthropological Research, University of Cambridge (MPhil, 2003)

2000–2002 Visiting Faculty Fellow, Department of Sociology, American University- Central Asia

1999–2000 Donnelly Exchange Studentship, University of Chicago (MA, 2000)

1996–1999 Undergraduate studies in Social and Political Sciences and Russian (BA Hons, 1st Class 1999, Diploma in Russian awarded 1998).

Field research

1999, 2003, 2004–2005 and annually since 2006 in Kyrgyzstan

2004–2005 in Uzbekistan

2004–2005 in Tajikistan

2010, 2014 in Russia

Research cocentrations

  • Anthropology of the state
  • Mobility and immobility
  • Deportation
  • Bureaucracy
  • Sovereignty
  • Precarious and disposable labour
  • Borders

Functions within the Center

Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Study Konstanz (October 2016–September 2017)

Associate of the research team of Prof. Judith Beyer (Department of History and Sociology)

Research project “Near Abroad: Labour, Law and Hope in Migrant Moscow”


„Affective States: Entanglements, Suspensions, Suspicions“. New York: Berghahn (with Mateusz Laszczkowski)

„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).

„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)

„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.

„Border Work: Spatial Lives of the State in Rural Central Asia“. Ithaca: Cornell University Press.

„Ethnographies of the State in Central Asia: Performing Politics“. Bloomington: Indiana University Press (with Johan Rasanayagam and Judith Beyer)

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

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

„Movement, Power and Place in Central Asia: Contested Trajectories“. Abingdon: Routledge.

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

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