David W. Montgomery has conducted long-term anthropological field research in the Kyrgyz Republic, Uzbekistan, and Albania, and his work focuses on the transmission of religious and cultural knowledge; expressions of everyday religious life; social aspects of religious change in Central Asia and the Balkans; and religion, conflict, and peacebuilding.  He was a coordinator of the “Religion, Cognition, and Praxis: Pragmatic Negotiations of the Everyday and Academic Contributions to Peacebuilding” Working Group, The Bill and Carol Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry at Emory University (2009), and coordinates the International Summer School on Religion and Public Life as part of a three year grant in the program Religious Pluralism and Civic Peace: Programs on and for Pluralism, Public Policy, and Citizen Learning in Multicultural Societies from the Henry Luce Foundation, (2010).

 

Recent Publications

  • with John Heathershaw. “Islam and Danger: A Reconsideration of the Link between Religiosity, Radicalism, and Rebellion in Central Asia.” (journal article submit to World Politics)
  • “The Problem of Religious Peacebuilding.” (in progress, submit to International Journal of Peace Studies)
  • Albania. Encyclopedia of Global Religion, edited by Roof, W.C. and M. Juergensmeyer. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications. 2011.
  • Kyrgyzstan. Encyclopedia of Global Religion, edited by Roof, W.C. and M. Juergensmeyer. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications. 2011.
  • Uzbekistan. Encyclopedia of Global Religion, edited by Roof, W.C. and M. Juergensmeyer. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications. 2011.
  • Otherness and the Experience of Difference: From Encountering and Evaluating to Eschewing or Enduring. ISSRPL Occasional Paper Series, No. 2. 2009.
  • After the Uzbekistan Bombings: The Reaffirmation of Authoritarianism. NIS Observed: An Analytical Review 9 (7). (2004).
  • Bombings and (Possible) Related Events. NIS Observed: An Analytical Review 9 (6). (2004).
  • Border Control in Tajikistan. NIS Observed: An Analytical Review 9 (5). (2004).
  • Closer Relations and a Note on Religion and Security. NIS Observed: An Analytical Review 9 (1). (2004).
  • The Development of an Opposition. NIS Observed: An Analytical Review 9 (11). (2004).
  • Negotiating Extremism and Rethinking Relations. NIS Observed: An Analytical Review 9 (4). (2004).
  • Recent Research on Central Asia: An Overview of Ten Dissertations. Perspective 15 (1).
  • Reshuffles and Crackdowns. NIS Observed: An Analytical Review 9 (2). (2004).
  • Responding to the Suicide Bombings in Uzbekistan and Political Developments in Tajikistan and Kazakhstan. NIS Observed: An Analytical Review 9 (13). (2004).
  • Security and Natural Disaster. NIS Observed: An Analytical Review 9 (8). (2004).
  • Security and Politics. NIS Observed: An Analytical Review 9 (9). (2004).
  • Social and Political Concerns: Water, Prison, and Government Restructuring. NIS Observed: An Analytical Review 9 (3). (2004).
  • Suicide Bombings in Uzbekistan; Human Rights and Elections in Kazakhstan. NIS Observed: An Analytical Review 9 (12). (2004).

 

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