Ethnologie

Vita

Nurzat Sultanalieva, M.A.
EDUCATION

2014 to present
PhD student, University of Tübingen

2012 to present
Graduate student, Kyrgyz National Academy of Sciences, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan (Thesis: “Problems of expressing ethnic identity through physical space in Kyrgyzstan”).

2011
Master of Arts in Sociology and Social Anthropology, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary (Thesis: Symbolism, Space and Revolutions – a Curious Case of Kyrgyzstan).

2009
Bachelor’s degree in Cultural Anthropology and Archaeology, American University of Central Asia, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan (Thesis: “Upper Paleolithic sites of Central Asia – Comparative Analysis.”

EMPLOYMENT

09/2011 -2014
Assistant Professor, American University – Central Asia, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

04/2012 to present
Social Worker, Human Rights Advocacy NGO "Labrys", Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

09/ 2012 to present
Chairwoman, Human Rights Advocacy NGO "Kyrgyz Indigo", Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

06/2009 - 08/2010
Assistant, The Chancellor’s office on Trade Economic Issues of the Chinese Embassy in Kyrgyzstan . Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

11/2008 - 04/2009
Intern/Research Assistant, Indiana University, Bloomington, USA/Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

06/ 2008 – 08/2008
Intern, Russo – Belgian Archaeological Summer School, Geolog, Uzbekistan.

11/2007 – 04/2008
Research Assistant, AUCA Research Migration Project, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

09/2005 – 05/2006
Intern/Research Assistant, Aarhus University (Denmark) – Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

GRANTS / AWARDS

2012
Central Asia Studies Institute – Research grant 2012. Research topic «Cities of migrants, migrants of cities», Kazan, St. Petersburg.

2011 to present
Returning Scholar, Academic Fellowship Programme. Soros Foundation and Open Society Institute.

2010-2011
Central European University Full Tuition Waiver.

2010-2011
Central European University Partial CEU Fellowship.

CONFERENCES

03/2017
Accepted abstract for the Annual Nawruz Postgraduate Workshop, Newcastle, UK. Paper title: The Sovietisaztion of the Yssyk-Kul lake: dynamics of change and adaptation to fluid environments”.

12/2016
Central Asia in the Making, Tuebingen, Germany. Paper title: “A Stranger at the Lake: Negotiating Internal and External Sense of Belonging as a “Native Anthropologist”.

07/2016
Resources in the Social Context(s): Curse, Conflicts and the Sacred, Tuebingen, Germany. Paper title: “The Production of the Liminal Places”.

2016
CESS, Kazan, Russia. Paper title: “Living at the lake: dynamics of change and adaptation to fluid environments”.

06/2014
Summer School Workshop, Tuebingen, Germany. Paper title: “Changing perceptions of water and sacredness of the Yssyk-Kul lake”.