Researchers

Murad ISMAYILOV
Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS)
Objects of Research
social stratification and class (in Azerbaijan)
public sector reform (particularly education and healthcare)
Islam and Islamic activism
nationalism, identity
Azerbaijan's foreign policy
State-society relations in Azerbaijan
the politics of modernity
global health
sociology of knowledge
Islamic theology and Islamic political thought
cross-connections between religion (Islam) and science
traditional/holistic medicine
Projects Management
Project Director, “United in Diversity & Building Trust for our Common Future: Azerbaijan’s Political Identity in Transition”
funded by the United States Democracy Commission Grant
2006–2007

Project Director, “Public Participation of Youth—Elections Simulation”
funded by Westminster Foundation for Democracy
2005-2006

Project Co-Director, “Regional Conflicts in the South Caucasus” international workshop, Otto-von-Guericke-University of Magdeburg, Magdeburg, Germany
Otto-von-Guericke-University of Magdeburg
December 2005

Project Co-Director, NATO International School in Azerbaijan (NISA)
Azerbaijan Youth Euro-Atlantic Organisation, Azerbaijan Ministry of Foreign Affairs, NATO Public Diplomacy Division
June 2004/June 2005
Projects Participations
Associated Project Expert, “The energy sector and the political stability of regimes in the Caspian area: a comparison of Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan”
funded by the Volkswagen Foundation, implemented by Research Centre for East European Studies, University of Bremen
04/2009–04/2011
Publications
[book] 978-1498568364, The Dialectics of Post-Soviet Modernity and the Changing Contours of Islamic Discourse in Azerbaijan: Toward a Resacralization of Public Space (Lexington Books, September 2018)
[edited volume] 978-1138650817, Turkish-Azerbaijani Relations: One Nation―Two States? (Routledge Advances in Central Asian Studies), June 2016
[edited volume] 978-1138840218, Identity and Politics in Central Asia and the Caucasus (Routledge Advances in Central Asian Studies), March 2015
[article] 10.1163/22142290-00504003, The Changing Landscape of (Political) Islam in Azerbaijan: Its Contextual Underpinnings and Future Prospects, Central Asian Affairs, Volume 5, Issue 4, 2018, pages 342 – 372
[chapter] “Together but Apart for Twenty Years: Azerbaijan and Turkey in Pursuit of Identity and Survival.” In: Murad Ismayilov and Norman Graham, eds. Turkish-Azerbaijani Relations: One Nation—Two States? (London: Routledge, 2016).
Ongoing Publications
[book] 978-1498568364, The Dialectics of Post-Soviet Modernity and the Changing Contours of Islamic Discourse in Azerbaijan: Toward a Resacralization of Public Space (Lexington Books, September 2018)
[edited volume] 978-1138650817, Turkish-Azerbaijani Relations: One Nation―Two States? (Routledge Advances in Central Asian Studies), June 2016
[edited volume] 978-1138840218, Identity and Politics in Central Asia and the Caucasus (Routledge Advances in Central Asian Studies), March 2015
[article] 10.1163/22142290-00504003, The Changing Landscape of (Political) Islam in Azerbaijan: Its Contextual Underpinnings and Future Prospects, Central Asian Affairs, Volume 5, Issue 4, 2018, pages 342 – 372
[chapter] “Together but Apart for Twenty Years: Azerbaijan and Turkey in Pursuit of Identity and Survival.” In: Murad Ismayilov and Norman Graham, eds. Turkish-Azerbaijani Relations: One Nation—Two States? (London: Routledge, 2016).
Research Themes