Saulesh Yessenova (2015) “Political Economy of Oil Privatization in Post-Soviet Kazakhstan” in: Michael Watts, A. Mason, and H. Appel (eds.) Subterranean Estates: Life Worlds of Oil and Gas, New York: Cornell University Press: 291 – 306.

Saulesh Yessenova (2012) “Tengiz Oil Enclave: Labor, Business, and the State” Political and Legal Anthropology Review (PoLAR), 35/1: 94 – 113.

Saulesh Yessenova (2011) “Nomad for Export, Not for Domestic Consumption: Kazakhstan’s Arrested Endeavour to ‘Put the Country on the Map’” Studies in Russian & Soviet Cinema, UK 5/2: 181 – 203.

Saulesh Yessenova (2010) “‘Borrowed Places:’ Eviction Wars and Property Rights Formalization in Kazakhstan” in: Research in Economic Anthropology, USA, 30: 11 – 45. In 2011, this article received Outstanding Author Contribution Award from Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence.

Saulesh Yessenova (2009) The Politics and Poetics of the Nation: Urban Narratives of Kazakh Identity. Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany, 208 pages.

Saulesh Yessenova (2007) “Worker Riot at the Tengiz Oilfield: Who is to Blame?” Central Asia – Caucasus Analyst John Hopkins University, Washington DC, February 21, 9/4: 6 – 8.

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Saulesh Yessenova (2006) “Hawkers and Containers in Zarya Vostoka: How ‘Bizarre’ is the Post-Soviet Bazaar?” in: Research in Economic Anthropology, USA, 24: 37 – 59.

Saulesh Yessenova (2005) “‘Routes and Roots’ of Kazakh Identity: Urban Migration in Postsocialist Kazakhstan” The Russian Review, USA, October 64/4: 2 – 20.

Saulesh Yessenova (2005) “‘Knowing the Road That Leads You Home’: Family, Genealogy, and Migration in Post-Socialist Kazakhstan” The Journal of Guangxi University for Nationalities, Philosophy and Social Sciences Edition, China, 27/7: 40-48.

Saulesh Yessenova (2002) “Soviet Nationality, Identity, and Ethnicity in Central Asia: Historic Narratives and Kazakh Ethnic Identity” Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs, UK, April 22/1: 12 – 36.