2017. Fragile Conviction: Changing ideological landscapes in urban Kyrgyzstan. Ithaca: Cornell University Press
2013 (editor) Ethnographies of Doubt: Faith and uncertainty in contemporary societies. London and New York: I.B.Tauris.
2009 (editor) Conversion after Socialism: Disruptions, Modernisms, and the Technologies of Faith. Oxford and New York: Berghahn Books
2006. Defending the Border: Identity, religion, and modernity in the Republic of Georgia. Ithaca: Cornell University Press.
2018 (with Damira Umetbaeva). “Stuff of Boundaries? Kyrgyz–Russian marriages and the actualization of ethnic difference,” History and Anthropology 29 (5): 541-562 :
2018 (with Damira Umetbaeva). “Moneylending and moral reasoning on the capitalist frontier in Kyrgyzstan,” Anthropological Quarterly 91 (3): 1049-74.
2014. “Paradoxes of religious freedom and repression in (post-)Soviet contexts,” Journal of Law and Religion 29 (3): 436-446.
2013. “Ruins of Hope in a Kyrgyz post-industrial wasteland,” Anthropology Today 29 (5): 17-21.
2013. “A Wider Audience for Anthropology? Political dimensions of an important debate,” Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute 19: 398-404.
2011 (with Rhys Machold). “Conspiracy Theories and Their Truth Trajectories,” Focaal: Journal of Global and Historical Anthropology, issue 59: 66-80.
2010. "Religious crossings and conversions on the Muslim – Christian frontier in Georgia and Kyrgyzstan," Anthropological Journal of European Cultures 19 (2): 109-28.
2009. "The transparency of Christian proselytizing in Kyrgyzstan," Anthropological Quarterly 82 (2): 423-446.
2009. (with Chris Hann). "Realigning Religion and Power in Central Asia: Islam, nation-state and (post)socialism," Europe-Asia Studies 61 (9): 1517-41.
2008. (with Julie McBrien). "Turning Marx on his Head: Missionaries, 'extremists,' and archaic secularists in post-Soviet Kyrgyzstan," Critique of Anthropology 28 (1): 87-103.
2007."'Culture' as a tool and an obstacle: Missionary encounters in post-Soviet Kyrgyzstan," Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute 13(4): 881-899.
2005. "On transition and revolution in Kyrgyzstan," Focaal: Journal of Global and Historical Anthropology, issue 46, pp. 147-57.
2003. "The social life of empty buildings: Imagining the transition in post-Soviet Ajaria," Focaal: Journal of Global and Historical Anthropology, issue 41, pp. 121-136.
2002. "Religion, nation and state in Georgia: Christian expansion in Muslim Ajaria." Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs 22 (2): 249-73
Forthcoming. “Spectacular Politics at the World Nomad Games,” in D. Montgomery (ed.) Central Asia in Context: A Thematic Introduction to the Region. University of Pittsburgh Press.
2018 “Doubt, suspicion, mistrust . . . semantic approximations,” in Mistrust. Ethnographic Approximations, edited by Florian Mühlfried. Transcript, pp. 171-180.
2015. “Awkward Secularity between Atheism and New Religiosity in post-Soviet Kyrgyzstan.” In T. Ngo and N. Quijada (eds) Atheist Secularism and its Discontents: A Comparative Study of Religion and Communism in Eurasia, pp. 244-55. Palgrave Macmillan.
2015. “Mediating Miracle Truth: Permanent Struggle and Fragile Conviction in Kyrgyzstan,” in S. Coleman and R. Hackett (eds), The Anthropology of Global Pentecostalism and Evangelicalism, pp. 177-93. New York University Press.
2015. “Religious Repression and Religious Freedom: An Analysis of Their Contradictions in (Post-)Soviet Contexts,” in W. Sullivan et al (eds) The Politics of Religious Freedom. pp. 313-23. University of Chicago Press.
2013. “Outline for an Ethnography of Doubt.” In M. Pelkmans (ed.), Ethnographies of Doubt: Faith and uncertainty in contemporary societies, pp. 1-42. I.B.Tauris.
2013. “Powerful documents: Passports, passages, and dilemmas of identification on the Georgian – Turkish border.” In L. Bacas and W. Kavanagh (eds), Border Encounters: Asymmetry and Proximity at Europe's Frontiers, pp. 90-107. Berghahn Books.
2012. “Chaos and Order along the (Former) Iron Curtain.” In H. Donnan and T. Wilson (eds), The Blackwell Companion to Border Studies, pp. 269-82. Wiley Blackwell.
2009. "Temporary Conversions: Encounters with Pentecostalism in Muslim Kyrgyzstan." In M. Pelkmans (ed.), Conversion after Socialism: Disruptions, Modernisms, and the Technologies of Faith, pp. 143-61. Berghahn Books.
2006. "Asymmetries on the 'religious market' in Kyrgyzstan," in C. Hann (ed.) The Postsocialist Religious Question: Faith and Power in Central Asia and East-Central Europe. pp. 29-46. Lit Verlag.
2003. "Rural credit institutions in Kyrgyzstan: A case-study in the practice of transition aid," in M. Spoor (ed.), Transitions, Institutions and the Rural Sector, pp. 183-195. Lexington Books.