Studies of sociology at Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg, and Islamic and Central Asian Studies at Humboldt University in Berlin where she earned her doctoral degree (Dr. phil) in 2011. 2005–2008 research assistant at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Regional Studies (ZIRS), Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg. 2009–2011 Coordinator of the cataloguing project “An Electronic Catalogue of the Manuscripts of the Al-Biruni Institute of Oriental Studies” in Tashkent (funded by Gerda Henkel Foundation, PI Sanjar Gulamov). 2012–2013 Postdoctoral fellow at the Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies. 2014–2018 research fellow at Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient (ZMO) in Berlin as part of the working group “The Politics of Resources”. 2019–2021 assistant professor at the Department of Kazakh Language and Turkic Studies at Nazarbayev University, Astana. Since October 2021, she is assistant professor at the Department of Near Eastern Studies of the University of Vienna and research fellow at the Institute of Iranian Studies of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. Jeanine Dağyeli is co-editor of the publication series ANOR (De Gruyter academic publishing) and Iran-Turan (Reichert publishing house).
Main Research Focal Points
Main Research Focal Points
- History and anthropology of Central Asia
- Illness, death & mourning
- Oral-written continuum
- Vernacular literatures of Central Asia
- Anthropogenic Environments in the Future Tense: Loss, Change, and Hope in Post-Soviet Industrial Landscapes (ERC Consolidator Grant)
- “Lasting Legacies in Central Asia’s Agro-Pastoral Livelihoods.” In The Central Asian World, edited by Jeanne Féaux de la Croix and Madeleine Reeves. Routledge World Series (London et al.: Routledge, forthcoming, July 2023).
- “A Community of Order: Morale, Internal Discipline and Punishment in the Craft Milieu of Turkestan.” In Community Still Matters: Uyghur Culture and Society in Central Asian Context, edited by Aysima Mirsultan, Eric Schluessel and Eset Sulaiman, pp. 234-249 Copenhagen: NIAS Press, 2022).
- “Being Natural and Supernatural: Animals between Spiritual Sense-Making and Environmentalism from 19th to 20th Century Central Asia.” Diyâr 3, no.1 (2022): 85-100.
- “The ‘Moral Background’ of Work in Central Asia: The Sacred in the Mundane.” In Routledge Handbook of Islam in Asia, edited by Chiara Formichi, pp. 282-295 (London and New York: Routledge, 2022).
- “The Fight against Heaven-sent Insects: Dealing with Locust Plagues in the Emirate of Bukhara.” Environment and History 26, no.1 (2020): 79-104.
- “Weapon of the Discontented? Trans-river Migration as Tax Avoidance and Lever in Eastern Bukhara.” Transcultural Studies 1 (2017): 169-196.
- “How to do a Burial Right: Negotiations of Identity, Religious Practice and the State.” Archiv Orientální 83, no. 3 (2015): 537-567.
- “A Counter-Public of a Different Kind: Tajik Youth, Religious Authority and the Medialisation of Islam.” In New Media Configurations and Socio-Cultural Dynamics in Asia and the Arab World, edited by Nadja-Christine Schneider and Carola Richter, pp. 149-173 (Baden-Baden: Nomos Verlag).
- “By grace of descent: A conflict between an Īšan and craftsmen over donations.” Der Islam 88, no. 2 (2012): 279-307.
- “Gott liebt das Handwerk”: Moral, Identität und religiöse Legitimierung in der mittelasiatischen Handwerks-risala (Wiesbaden: Reichert, 2011).
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