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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 a 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 in Uzbekistan. At present, she is also involved as a post-doctoral researcher 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.

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Research

Elena Paskaleva (PhD 2010, Leiden) is a 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 in Uzbekistan. At present, she is also involved as a post-doctoral researcher 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 (cum laude), Comparative World Architecture Studies, Leiden University (2004)

 

Teaching activities

  • MA thesis supervision 2016
  • 2015-2016 Critical Approaches to Heritage Studies (MA Asian Studies) with a special module taught by Professor Michael Herzfeld
  • 2015-2016 MA Asian Studies Thesis Class
  • 2015 Arts and Culture in Area Studies: Culture and Conquest: the impact of the Mongols and their descendants (ResMA)

 

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, UK  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 (recent selection)

Member academic committee LUCIS Conference 2016, Leiden
Member academic committee “Heritage as Aid and Diplomacy in Asia” Conference 26-28 May 2016, IIAS, Leiden
Member academic committee “Cultural Production and Exchange in the Timurid Period” Conference, Leiden
Member academic committee “Changing Patterns of Power in Historical and Modern Central and Inner Asia” Conference 7-9 August 2014, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Membership

The Central Eurasian Studies Society (CESS)
European Society for Central Asian Studies (ESCAS)
The Eurasia Studies Society (TESS)
Societas Iranologica Europaea (SIA)

University Lecturer

  • Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen
  • Leiden Institute for Area Studies
  • SMES APT

Work address

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

Contact

Researcher

  • Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen
  • Leiden Institute for Area Studies
  • SAS China

Work address

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

Contact

Lecturer/ Researcher/ Project Assistant

  • Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen
  • Leiden Institute for Area Studies
  • SAS China

Work address

Matthias de Vrieshof
Matthias de Vrieshof 3
2311 BZ Leiden
Room number 1.03a

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