Journal Articles

in prep.
The dissenting voices of ‘activist lawyers’ in the British immigration system.

The comon sense of expert activists. Practitioners, scholars and the problem of statelessness in Europe. Dialectical Anthropology (open access).

(with Felix Girke). Myanmar: Ein Land im Widerstand. Blätter für Deutsche und Internationale Politik. April., pp.33-36 (pdf here).

(with Felix Girke). The state of custom. Gerd Spittler’s ‘Dispute settlement in the shadow of Leviathan‘ (1980) today. For Zeitschrift für Rechtssoziologie – The German Journal of Law and Society. Special Issue. 41,1.pp. 3-20.

(with Peter Finke). Introduction: Practices of traditionalization in Central Asia. Special issue for Central Asian Survey, 38,3. pp. 310-328. (pdf here).

(with Aijarkyn Kojobekova). Women of protest, men of applause. Political activism, gender and tradition in Kyrgyzstan. Special issue “Practices of Traditionalization in Central Asia” for Central Asian Survey, 38,3, edited by Judith Beyer and Peter Finke, pp. 329-345.

(with Felix Girke). ‘Transition’ as a migratory model in Myanmar. For: Special issue  “Progress for whom?” in Journal of Burma Studies. 22,2. pp. 215-241. (pdf here).

Den Staat ver/fassen. Verfassungspolitik und Verfassungsglaube in Kirgistan und Myanmar. Verfassung und Recht in Übersee / Law and Politics in Africa, Asia, Latin America. 51,1. pp. 36-53. (pdf here).

Finding the law in Myanmar. Anthropology Today. 31,4. pp. 3-7. (pdf here).

(with Felix Girke). Practicing harmony ideology. Ethnographic reflections on community and coercion. Common Knowledge. Special issue: Peace by other means. Symposium on the role of ethnography and the humanities in the understanding, prevention, and resolution of enmity. Part 3, edited by Jeffrey Perl. Volume 21,2. pp. 196-235. (pdf here).

Customizations of law. Courts of elders (aksakal courts) in rural and urban Kyrgyzstan. PoLAR. Special issue: edited by Melissa Demian. Volume 38,1. pp. 53-71. (pdf here).

Constitutional faith. Law and hope in revolutionary Kyrgyzstan. Ethnos: Journal of  Anthropology. 80,3. pp. 320-345. DOI-Number: 10.1080/00141844.2013.841270. (pdf here).

Ordering  ideals. Accomplishing well-being in a Kyrgyz cooperative of elders. Central Asian Survey. Special issue: Negotiating well-being in Central  Asia, edited by David Montgomery. Volume 32,4. pp. 432-447. (pdf here).

Settling descent. Place-making and  genealogy in Talas, Kyrgyzstan. Central Asian Survey. Special issue: Movement,  power and place. in Central Asia, edited by Madeleine Reeves. Volume 30 (3-4). pp. 455-468. (pdf here).

Revitalisation, invention and continued  existence of the Kyrgyz aksakal courts. Listening to pluralistic  accounts of history. In: Benda-Beckmann, Franz von and Keebet von  Benda-Beckmann (eds.) Dynamics of plural legal orders. The Journal of  Legal Pluralism and Unofficial Law 53/54. pp. 141-175. (pdf here).