My publications and dissertation summary are listed below. Links to the publishers' websites of my articles are provided. For copies please email me at hiermanbd (at) vmi (dot) edu. For a list of my non-refereed publications, presentations, and working papers please see my CV.


"Land Reform by Default: Uncovering Patterns of Agricultural Decollectivization in Tajikistan" (with Navruz Nekbakhtshoev), The Journal of Peasant Studies, Forthcoming.

“The Struggle for Land in the Middle East and Central Asia” Perspectives on Central Asia, 10, April 2016, 10-15 [also published by April 2016]

“Connecting with the Neighbors: The Central Asian Response to China’s Engagement with the Region” 全球政治 [Review of Global Politics], No. 1, January 2016, 21-36. (Chinese version, English version) 

“Central Asian Ethnicity Compared: Evaluating the Contemporary Social Salience of Uzbek Identity in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan” Europe-Asia Studies, Vol. 67 (4), June 2015, 519-539. (Original manuscript available here)

"Whose land is it?:Land reform, minorities, and the titular “nation” in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan,and Tajikistan" (with Navruz Nekbakhtshoev), Nationalities Papers: The Journal of Nationalism and Ethnicity,  Vol. 42 (2), March 2014, pp. 336-354.(Original manuscript available here)

Ignored Constitutions and Predatory Presidents: Examining Central Asian Authoritarianism” Education about Asia, Vol. 18 (3), Winter 2013, pp. 30-35.

“What use was the election to us?: Clientelism and Political Trust amongst Ethnic Uzbeks in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan” Nationalities Papers: The Journal of Nationalism and Ethnicity, Vol. 28 (2), March 2010, 245-263.

“The Pacification of Xinjiang: Uyghur Protest and the Chinese State, 1988‐2002” Problems of Post-Communism, Vol. 54 No 3 May/June 2007; pp. 48-62.


"Political Access, Legal Fairness and Cross-ethnic Trust in Central Asia"


For a copy of the dissertation email me at hiermanbd (at) vmi (dot) edu.