Dr. E.G. (Elena) Paskaleva

Position:
  • Post-doctoral researcher Central Asia
  • Project manager Asian Modernities and Traditions and Modern East Asia Research Centre
Expertise:
  • Timurid architecture
  • Material culture of Central Asia
  • Uzbekistan


Telephone number: +31 (0)71 527 1692
E-Mail: e.g.paskaleva@hum.leidenuniv.nl
Faculty / Department: Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen, Leiden Institute for Area Studies, SAS China
Office Address: Witte Singel-complex
Matthias de Vrieshof 3
2311 BZ Leiden
Room number 1.03a
Telephone number: +31 (0)71 527 1692
E-Mail: e.g.paskaleva@hum.leidenuniv.nl
Faculty / Department: Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen, Leiden Institute for Area Studies, SAS China
Office Address: Witte Singel-complex
Witte Singel 25/M. de Vrieshof 4
2311 BZ Leiden
Room number 0.16b
Telephone number: +31 (0)71 527 1692
E-Mail: e.g.paskaleva@hum.leidenuniv.nl
Faculty / Department: Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen, Leiden Institute for Area Studies, SAS China
Office Address: Witte Singel-complex
Witte Singel 25/M. de Vrieshof 4
2311 BZ Leiden
Room number 0.16b
Personal Homepage: hum.leiden.edu/​lias/​organisation/​chinese/​paskalevaeg.html


Research

Elena Paskaleva (PhD 2010, Leiden) works on Timurid architecture. At present she is a post-doctoral researcher on Central Asia at Leiden University. In 2014 she was an associate at the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at Harvard University. Her research focuses on the history and socio-political importance of Timurid architectural heritage in present-day Uzbekistan. 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

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.

  • 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 Travel grant, Participation in the 13th Biannual Conference of the European Society for Central Asian Studies ESCAS 2013 Astana, Kazakhstan
    Juynboll Foundation for the Study of Islamic CuIture

  • 2012 Post-doctoral travel grant International Conference on Archi-Cultural Translations through the Silk Road, Osaka, Japan
    Dr. Catherine van Tussenbroek Fonds

Service to the profession

Editorial board member of The Eurasia Studies Society Journal
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)

Last Modified: 11-12-2015