Social and Cultural Anthropology

Gulzat Baialieva, M.A.

Doktorandin am Institut

Universität Tübingen
Abteilung für Ethnologie
Burgsteige 11
72070 Tübingen




Regional Focus
  • Central Asia
  • Europa
  • Environmental Anthropology
Thematic Focus
  • post-socialist transformations
  • digital ethnography and populism
  • Social changes in Central Asia

2015 - 2018
Doctoral student at the Institute of Ethnology

supervised by Dr. Jeanne Féaux de la Croix, University of Tübingen

2014 - 2018
MA in Political Science, Central European University, Hungary

2012 - 2014
Central Asian Research and Training Initiative, European University Institute, Italy

01-06/2010 and 01-06/2011
Faculty Development Fellowship, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University, USA

Latest in research and teaching


“Tendencies of development of sociocultural anthropology as academic discipline in Kyrgyzstan” (in Russian) Bishkek Humanities University’s annual scholarly journal “Vestnik BGU” Issue 1.


Research projects

Social histories of the Syr-Darya/Naryn led by Dr. Jeanne Féaux de la Croix, Tübingen University, Germany


Conferences and Workshops

  • “The Naryn river in the lower gorge: pre-dam stormy or post-dam pacified river” CASI, Fifth Annual Conference “Contesting nature in Central Asia”, September 16. 2016
  • “The Naryn Gorge under Conditions of Deindustrialization: dam workers’ town Shamaldy-Sai” CESS Regional Conference, Kazan, Russian Federation, 2-5. June 2016
  • Religion and Secularism, Regional Seminar for Excellence in Teaching (ReSET), Higher Education Support Program, organized by Tbilisi State University (Georgia) - Harvard University (USA), 2010 - 2013
  • Research Design and Academic Writing Higher Education Support Program, Izmir, Turkey Summer, July 2012
  • Teaching Methods Workshop “Social anthropology”, Curriculum Resource Center, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary, November 25-28. 2008
  • ReSETworkshops “Building Anthropology in Eurasia” organized by Harvard University - Aygine Research Center, Kyrgyzstan, 2007-2009
  • Curriculum Design Workshop “Media and Nationalism”, Curriculum Resource Center, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary, March 6-10. 2006
  • The Network scholarship, Curriculum Development, Academic Writing, Bilgi University, Istanbul, Turkey, July 16.-August 10. 2006
  • Basic Communicative Methodology workshops for University Teachers, Soros Foundation-Kyrgyzstan, 2003-2004