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Suzanne Levi-Sanchez presents her forthcoming book (University of Michigan Press) on the relationships between informal organizations and the state, civil society, and kinship networks along the Tajik/Afghan border. Her fieldwork spans six years on both sides of Tajik/Afghan Badakhshan, researching how local leaders and organizations impact border and state stability as well as drug, human, weapons, and gemstone trafficking. Through detailed case studies, her work reveals how informal organizations provide a buffer from state control.
Suzanne Levi-Sanchez, PhD, is the Assistant Professor for National Security Affairs at U.S. Naval War College. She is an experienced educator, field researcher, and analyst with subject matter expertise in Iran, Afghanistan, Central Asia, political identity, informal institutions, local leadership, borders, ethnographic methods, and gender.
- The highly securitized insecurities of state borders in the Fergana Valley
- The US Military Involvement in Central Asia and Its Impact on US-Central Asia Relations
- The M. Faizulloev Collection – Documenting Soviet Ethnographic Expeditions to Tajikistan
- THE FIRST CESAI CONFERENCE OF AFGHAN STUDIES 26-28 June 2019
- Central Asia: Mismanaging Religion