Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology University of Zurich

Members of CASCA

Azim Malikov, Dr.

Senior research fellow, Department Integration and Conflict, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology

Research interests

Ethnicity, nationalism, collective identities, identity construction in Central Asia, ethnic history of Uzbeks

Research Area(s)

Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Afghanistan

C. V.

On March 2010 Azim Malikov joined the institute as a Max Planck post-doctoral fellow at the Department of Integration and Conflict where he became member of the working group on Central Asia. Having studied at the Samarkand State University (Uzbekistan), he holds a Master in History and Social Sciences from the Samarkand State University and a Doctoral degree in History. Before joining the Max Planck Institute for social anthropology in 2010, he held teaching positions at the Samarkand State University. He is member of the Association for the Study of Nationalities, Central Eurasian Studies Society (CESS), International union of anthropological and ethnological sciences, China union of International union of anthropological and ethnological sciences (CUAES). He was a visiting scholar at the Davis Centre from January 2003 to May 2003 in Harvard university (USA). From 2008 to 2010 he was a chair of the Samarkand branch of Society of historians of Uzbekistan. He is the author of several articles on ethnic history and identity of the population of the Zarafshan Valley, history of Samarqand, shrines and cult of saints in the Zarafshan Valley in Uzbekistan. Currently he is working on history and identity transformation of Khoja group in Central Asia. He is editorial board member of the “International journal for modern anthropology” publishing by: Association Tunisienne d’Anthropologie.


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