About Luca Anceschi

I have 20 years of direct experience with academic engagement with Central Asia. My research looks at how authoritarian politics shapes decision-making in post-Soviet Central Asia, particularly Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. My teaching portfolio ranges widely across a number of subjects related to the politics of post-Soviet Eurasia. As the Editor of Europe-Asia Studies--the world's leading scholarly journal for the study of Russia, Eastern Europe and Eurasia--I contribute to shape cutting-edge trends in academic publishing.

Luca Anceschi is Professor of Eurasian Studies at the University of Glasgow, where he also edits Europe-Asia Studies.

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NBN Episodes hosted by Luca:

Agha Bayramov, "Constructive Competition in the Caspian Sea Region" (Routledge, 2022)

October 20, 2022

Constructive Competition in the Caspian Sea Region

Agha Bayramov
Hosted by Luca Anceschi

I am very pleased to host on the NBN Central Asia Studies podcast Agha Bayramov, the author of the extremely readable Constructive Cooperation in the …

Adrienne Edgar, "Intermarriage and the Friendship of Peoples: Ethnic Mixing in Soviet Central Asia" (Cornell UP, 2022)

August 23, 2022

Intermarriage and the Friendship of Peoples

Adrienne Edgar
Hosted by Luca Anceschi

Adrienne Edgar's Intermarriage and the Friendship of Peoples—Ethnic Mixing in Soviet Central Asia (Cornell University Press, 2021) is an outstanding s…

Raffaello Pantucci and Alexandros Petersen, "Sinostan: China's Inadvertent Empire" (Oxford UP, 2022)

April 18, 2022


Raffaello Pantucci and Alexandros Petersen
Hosted by Luca Anceschi

I am very pleased to host on the podcast Raffaello Pantucci, one of the authors of Sinostan: China's Inadvertent Empire [Oxford University Press 2022]…

Togzhan Kassenova, "Atomic Steppe: How Kazakhstan Gave Up the Bomb" (Stanford UP, 2022)

March 14, 2022

Atomic Steppe

Togzhan Kassenova
Hosted by Luca Anceschi

This month we are delighted to host Togzhan Kassenova on our NBN Central Asian Studies podcast. Dr Kassenova is the author of the beautifully research…

Timur Dadabaev, "Decolonizing Central Asian International Relations: Beyond Empires" (Routledge, 2021)

December 7, 2021

Decolonizing Central Asian International Relations

Hosted by Luca Anceschi

This month we discuss the post-coloniality of Central Asia's International relations with Timur Dadabaev, the author of Decolonizing Central Asian Int…

Marlene Laruelle, "Central Peripheries: Nationhood in Central Asia" (UCL Press, 2021)

November 1, 2021

Central Peripheries

Marlene Laruelle
Hosted by Luca Anceschi

This month we are delighted to host one of the most important voices in Central Asian Studies worldwide: Professor Marlene Laruelle from George Washin…

Edward Schatz, "Slow Anti-Americanism: Social Movements and Symbolic Politics in Central Asia" (Stanford UP, 2021)

October 14, 2021

Slow Anti-Americanism

Edward Schatz
Hosted by Luca Anceschi

I could not think of a better way to start my tenure as host of New Books in Central Asian Studies than discussing Slow Anti-Americanism: Social Movem…