Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences - Institute of Asian and African Studies

Dr. Thomas Loy

Dr. Thomas Loy
research assistant
thomas.loy (at)

Fields of research and teaching:
  • Migration and mobility in Soviet Central Asia
  • Tajik language
  • Oral History and Commemorative Culture in Central Asia
Research Projects:

Curriculum Vitae:

  • July 2012: Dissertation: Cross-border biograhies. Bukharan Jewish autobiographical narrations and The Soviet experience
  • since July 2009 Scientific staff member at the Central Asian-Seminar
  • Editor of the online-magazine tethys: central asia everyday
  • 2004-2008: Scientific staff member of GIF-Project at the Central Asian Seminar and the University of Tel Aviv, Bukharan Jews: Making meaning of memories and identity. A study in the oral history and narrative traditions of an endangered species
  • Magister-Thesis: Die Jaghnobi. Erinnerungen an eine Zwangsumsiedlung in der Tadschikischen SSR.
  • Degree (M.A.) December 2003
  • Magister-Study of Central Asian Studies and Cultural Studies at Humboldt-Universität Berlin