Yana Pak trained in Sociology at the University of Sorbonne Paris IV, and holds her MA on "Islamic Finance and Economic Habitus of Muslim Entrepreneurs". She is a PhD candidate at EHESS-CETOBaC, her thesis "Network of Sufi Entrepreneurs in Central Asia" aims to analyze the emergence and confessionalization of new forms of solidarity groups nourished by islamic values, by focusing on Islamic economy in the post-Soviet Central Asian context with national and trans-national prospects. Currently she coordinates the EHESS-IISMM seminar "Islam and the New Spirit of Capitalism".
Research themes: Islamic Economy, Entrepreneurship, Central Asia
Collaboration with FFJ
Associate researcher of the Theme 2
Yana Pak is FFJ associate researcher for its theme 2: Re-exploring the World and Breaking Down Barriers Between Cultural Areas: Contemporary Transitions and Transversalities. She takes part in the project “Global Islamic Market” (from 2018) and participated in the Kick-Off Meeting: “Global Islamic Market: Asian Perspectives on the Diversity of Capitalism” in 2018. She also participates to the working group “Seeing the world in ‘triangulation’: Research on Africa and Islam via Japan, in the wake of Junzo Kawada and Ippei Tanaka” and participated to its side event, organized in 2021 in the framework of the ICAS 12.