Morgan Y. Liu is a cultural anthropologist studying Muslim communities in the former Soviet Union, Islamic ideas of social justice, and the impact of oil extraction on Central Asian societies. His broadest interests concern how people act on their society's structural problems, and the developing interconnections within “Eurasia” (especially between Central Asia, Turkey, Russia, and China).
He is an Associate Professor in Anthropology and Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, The Ohio State University, U.S.A.. He held a postdoc at the Society of Fellows, Harvard University, with a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in Anthropology.
Morgan is Blog Editor for thecessblog.com, a scholarly exchange platform for the latest research on “Central Eurasia”, which including parts of the Middle East, South Asia, Russia, China, and Central Asia. His book, "Under Solomon’s Throne: Uzbek Visions of Renewal in Osh", won the 2014 Central Eurasian Studies Society award for best book in the social sciences.