Ildikó Béller-Hann, Fellow druring the 2013-2014 academic year at the IAS-Nantes, released a book entitled Negotiating Identities: Work, Religion, Gender, and the Mobilisation of Tradition Among the Uyghur in the 1990s with the publisher Lit verlag.
Ildikó Bellér-Hann received her MA at the Eötvös Lóránd University (Budapest, Hungary) in Turkish Studies, English, and Archaeology. She was Research Fellow fi rst at Cambridge in91–98 and then at the University of Kent (Canterbury) where she worked on major research projects on Turkey and Xinjiang (North-West China). In 2005 she completed her habilitation degree at the Humboldt University, Berlin, with a dissertation on the historical anthropology of the Uyghur in Xinjiang in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. Since 2009 she has been working as Associate Professor at the University of Copenhagen (Denmark), specializing in modern societies and cultures of West China and Central Asia.Her research fi elds are historical and contemporary anthropology of Central Asia, Xinjiang and Turkey.