Fall 2010 – Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Conducting research in the Dordoi Bazaar and the Ministry of External Trade and Industry of the Kyrgyz Republic. Affiliated as a Fellow of the Social Research Center of the American University of Central Asia.
Spring 2011 – Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Conducting research in the Chor-suu or Hippodrome Bazaar (which one as yet t.b.d.) as well as the Ministry for Foreign Economic Relations, Investments and Trade of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
Summer and Fall 2011 – Traveling with suppliers who transport goods between the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region of northwest China and major Central Asian bazaars. This will likely involve travel through China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan. It may well include travel in Tajikistan and Turkmenistan as well.
Possible side research trips – Baku, Azerbaijan to assess the scope of Central Asian overland trade networks in the Caucasus. Vladivostok, Russia to get comparative information on overland trade networks along the Chinese-Russian border.