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Elena Paskaleva

University Lecturer

Name
Dr. E.G. Paskaleva
Telephone
+31 71 527 1692
E-mail
e.g.paskaleva@hum.leidenuniv.nl

Elena Paskaleva (PhD 2010, Leiden) is university lecturer in Critical heritage studies at Leiden University. Her current research focuses on material culture of Central Asia and in particular on the history and socio-political importance of Timurid architecture. At present, she is a researcher in the NWO-funded project “Turks, Texts and Territory: Imperial Ideology and Cultural Production in Central Eurasia” (2017-2021). Dr. Paskaleva has been a strong proponent of strengthening the study and teaching of Central Asia in Leiden within the framework of the Central Asia Initiative and LUCIS. Since September 2015 she is the coordinator of the Asian Heritage Cluster at the International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS). In 2014 Dr. Paskaleva was an associate at the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at Harvard University. Currently, she is working on a monograph on the Timurid dynastic mausoleum of Gur-i Amir in Samarqand.

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Research

Elena Paskaleva (PhD 2010, Leiden) is university lecturer in Critical heritage studies at Leiden University. Her current research focuses on material culture of Central Asia and in particular on the history and socio-political importance of Timurid architecture. At present, she is also involved in an initiative to strengthen the study and teaching of Central Asia in Leiden. Since September 2015, Dr. Paskaleva is the coordinator of the Asian Heritage Cluster at the International Institute for Asian Studies. In 2014 she was an associate at the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at Harvard University. Her latest interests involve urban developments across Central Asia. 

Education

PhD, Islamic Architecture, Leiden University (2010)
MA in Architecture (cum laude), Comparative World Architecture Studies, Leiden University (2004)

 

Teaching

  • MA thesis supervision in the fields of Critical heritage studies, Material culture of Central Asia, Islamic art and architecture
  • Material culture, memory and commemoration along the Silk Roads in Central Asia (MA and MA research seminar, 5854IMC16, since 2015)
  • Critical Approaches to Heritage Studies (MA Asian Studies seminar, 5174KHER, since 2014)
  • MA Asian Studies Thesis Class (MA Asian Studies, 5174VAS09, 2014-2018)
  • Arts and Culture in Area Studies: Culture and Conquest: the impact of the Mongols and their descendants (ResMA 2015, guest lectures since 2016)

 

Grants and fellowships

  • September 2014 – December 2014, Associate, Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture, Harvard University
  • 2014 Research grant,  Juynboll Foundation for the Study of Islamic Culture
  • September 2012 - September 2014, Fellow at the International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS) Research project: Reading the Architecture of Paradise: The Timurid Kosh
  • 2013 Post-doctoral research grant Cambridge University, Dr. Catherine van Tussenbroek Fonds
  • 2013 Research grant, Oosters Instituut, Leiden
  • 2013 Research grant, Juynboll Foundation for the Study of Islamic Culture
  • 2012 Post-doctoral grant, Dr. Catherine van Tussenbroek Fonds

Service to the profession

Board member Societas Iranologica Europaea
Member programme committee Middle Eastern Studies, Leiden University
Member programme committee MA Research Asian Studies, Leiden University
Convener LUCIS Annual Conference 2016, Leiden
Member academic committee Heritage as Aid and Diplomacy in Asia Conference 2016, IIAS, Leiden
Convener Cultural Production and Exchange in the Timurid Period Conference 2015, Leiden

Membership

The Central Eurasian Studies Society (CESS)
European Society for Central Asian Studies (ESCAS)
Association of Critical Heritage Studies (ACHS)
The Eurasia Studies Society (TESS)
Societas Iranologica Europaea (SIA)
Association for Iranian Studies (AIS)

Office hours WS 2019-2020
Mondays, 9:15-11:00 hrs

University Lecturer

  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Leiden Institute for Area Studies
  • SMES APT

Work address

Matthias de Vrieshof
Matthias de Vrieshof 4
2311 BZ Leiden
Room number 0.16b

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Researcher

  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Leiden Institute for Area Studies
  • SMES APT

Work address

Matthias de Vrieshof
Matthias de Vrieshof 4
2311 BZ Leiden
Room number 0.16b

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