JENNIFER WEBSTER, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jennifer Webster is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Washington. She joins CASI from April to August 2012 to conduct dissertation research pertaining to pilgrimage and shrines in Kyrgyzstan. Her work seeks to understand the evolution of several major shrine locations from the time of the Soviet period to the present day through an analysis of both oral and written sources.
Jennifer holds a master’s degree in International Studies—Comparative Religion from the University of Washington and a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Reed College. She has designed and taught several courses on the Silk Road, the early modern Middle East, and pilgrimage and shrines in the Islamic world.