Noah Tucker

Noah Tucker

Center Associate Alumni

Senior Research Consultant, Oxus Society; Program Associate, Central Asia Program, George Washington University

Noah Tucker is senior research consultant for the Oxus Society and a program associate at George Washington University's Central Asia Program. He also holds the Handa Studentship at the Handa Center for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence at the University of St. Andrews (Scotland). He was previously executive editor for the "Not in Our Namefilm and television series, the first region-wide project designed to prevent violent extremism in Central Asia through community dialogues in areas most directly affected by recruiting to Syria. 

Noah has worked as a consultant on multiple collaborative projects for government, academic, and international organizations to identify the way social and religious groups affect political and security outcomes in Central Asia and Afghanistan. Recent publications include “Uzbek Women in the Syrian Conflict: First-Person Narratives and Gendered Perspectives on Mobilization and De-Mobilization.” 

Noah has worked on Central Asian issues since 2002, focusing on religion, national identity, ethnic conflict, and social media. He received a master's through the Davis Center's REECA Program in 2008. Noah has spent more than six years living and working in in the region, primarily in Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan, and works in Russian and Uzbek. In 2023 he conducted fieldwork and training to support reintegration efforts for returnees from the Syrian conflict in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.