Dr Dru C. Gladney

Published: 7 Oct 2016


Dru C. Gladney, Ph.D. Social Anthropology, University of Washington, Seattle, Professor of Anthropology at Pomona College, Claremont, California. Previously, President of the Pacific Basin Institute at Pomona (from 2006-2010); Professor of Asian Studies, University of Hawai’i at Manoa (from 1993-2006); Senior Research Fellow, East-West Center (1993-1998); Dean of the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies in Honolulu, Hawai’i (1998-2000)1987). He has been a Fulbright Research Scholar in Turkey and China, and began his field research in Western China over 30 years ago, and carrying out more recent projects in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkey and Malaysia. Dr Gladney conducts research on ethnic and cultural nationalism in Asia, with a specialty on the Muslim peoples of China, especially the Uyghurs, and focusing on issues of identity, economy, nation-state formation, transnationalism, and political development. Dr Gladney is one of the leading scholars examining the challenges facing China in the new millennium, with particular attention to the Uyghur people of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region and in the diaspora.