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Dr. Reuel Hanks

Reuel Hanks is Professor of Geography at Oklahoma State University and serves as the editor of the Journal of Central Asian Studies. Dr. Hanks was a Fulbright Scholar in Tashkent, Uzbekistan and has published more than 20 articles and book chapters on national identity, security and political geography in Central Asia. He is the author of four books: Uzbekistan, an annotated bibliography in the World Bibliographical Series (1999), Central Asia: A Global Studies Handbook(2005), Global Security Watch: Central Asia (2010), and the Encyclopedia of Geography Terms, Themes and Concepts (2011). He is currently writing the Historical Dictionary of Uzbekistan for Scarecrow Press.


Dr. Hanks has given numerous scholarly presentations and public lectures in Central Asia, and he has been a Visiting Professor at Tashkent State Economics University, Samarkand State Institute for Foreign Languages, KIMEP (Almaty, Kazakhstan), Eurasian National University (Astana, Kazakhstan). He serves as an Honorary Professor at Suleyman Demirel University in Kaskelen, Kazakhstan. He has served as a consultant for the U.S. Deptartment of State, U.S. Deptartment of Education, IREX, the Fulbright Program and several private agencies.

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