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Dilnoza Duturaeva is a Lecturer in Medieval History at the University of York. She specializes in Global History with a focus on the non-European perspective, her research interests include Imperial China, the History of Central Asia, transregional nomadic empires, Silk Road Studies, Sino-Islamic relations, diplomacy, trade, and cross-cultural exchange in pre-modern Eurasia.
She received her Ph.D. in History from the Academy of Sciences of Uzbekistan in 2011. During her doctoral studies, she had research stays at the University of Halle-Wittenberg (2008-2009) and the University of Wisconsin-Madison (2010). After completing her Ph.D. she was a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of History of the Academy of Sciences of Uzbekistan from 2011 to 2021. Since 2021, she has been a Senior Research Fellow at the National Center of Archaeology of the Academy of Sciences of Uzbekistan on an honorary basis.
She also held a Gerda Henkel Fellowship at Nanjing University (2012-2013), an Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship at Bonn University (2015-2018), and a German Research Foundation Fellowship at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris (2020-2022).
She is an associate member of the Center for Turkish, Ottoman, Balkan, and Central Asian Studies (CETOBaC-EHESS) and serves as a steering committee member of the Steppe Sisters Network, an international initiative dedicated to connecting women in history, archaeology, and anthropology of Central Asia.