Associate Professor, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures and Department of Anthropology
331 Hagerty Hall
1775 College Rd.
- Ph.D. University of Michigan
Morgan Y. Liu is a cultural anthropologist studying Muslims in former Communist countries, the impact of oil extraction on Central Asian societies, urban space, and Islamic ideas of social justice. His broadest interests concern how Central Asians make sense of and act on structural inequalities and abuses of power. This includes using an ethnographic lens on the developing connections between Central Asia, Turkey, and China. He is an Associate Professor in Anthropology and Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, The Ohio State University.
- Islamic revival
- Social justice
- Pious business networks
- Cultural anthropology of Islamic knowledge and practice in Eurasia, especially post-Soviet Central Asia