Dr Dagikhudo Dagiev is a Senior Research Associate in the Department of Academic Research and Publications of The Institute of Ismaili Studies, London.

He obtained his PhD in the Department of Political Science at University College London (UCL) and an MPhil in Eurasian Studies from Oxford University.

His research interests include Shiʿi and Central Asian studies, History of Islam with a particular focus on the social and political development of Ismailism.

His PhD thesis was entitled The Process of Transition in Post-Soviet Central Asia and its Challenges. His research areas include contemporary societies in post-Communist Central Asia, their history and religion, the re-emergence of Islam as a faith, and the appearance of Islamist ideologies and nationalism.

His recent publications are:

  • Identity, History and Trans-Nationality in Central Asia
  • The Mountain Communities of Pamir (London, 2019), with Carole Faucher; Regime Transition in Central Asia
  • Stateness, Nationalism and Political Change in Tajikistan and Uzbekistan (London, 2014).

Forthcoming publications are:

  • Monograph The Ismailis of Central Asia: A Bibliographical Survey (2021);
  • Monograph Tajiks: History, Religion, Culture and People (2022);
  • Edited Volume: Islamic Traditions in ‘Greater Khurāsān’ (2022).