Eliza Isabaeva, M.A.
PhD Candidate, Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Zurich
Migration, Urban Studies, Social Transformation, Anthropology of the State.Research Area(s)
Kyrgyzstan, Central AsiaC. V.
Eliza Isabaeva graduated from the American University-Central Asia in 2005 majoring in Cultural Anthropology. She presented the results of the field research for her BA senior thesis paper at a regional conference at KIMEP, Almaty, Kazakhstan where she was awarded a certificate for the best undergraduate paper.
Eliza finished her MA degree in Social Anthropology from the University of Bern, Switzerland with the Diploma of Honors. A part of the research for her MA thesis paper was published in the Central Asian Survey’s special issue “Movement, Power and Place in Central Asia and Beyond: Contested Trajectories” (2011).
Currently Eliza is a PhD student at the University of Zurich, Switzerland. In her new research project Eliza would like to show the interaction between the state and society on the example of internal migrants who reside in illegal squatter settlements around Bishkek city.Contact
Tel.: +41 44 634 52 28
Current projectsMigration into ‘Illegality’ and the Making of the State in Post-Soviet Kyrgyzstan: The Case of a Squatter Settlement in Bishkek
Isabaeva, E. Migration into ‘Illegality’ and Coping with Difficulties in a Squatter Settlement in Bishkek. Zeitschrift für Ethnologie, 138. 1-16.
Isabaeva, E. From Denizens to Citizens in Urban Kyrgyzstan. Journal of Social Policy Studies. 12(2). 249-260.
Isabaeva, E. Political Implications of North-South Dichotomy on the Example of a Squatter Settlement in Bishkek. Ethnographic Review, 4. 10-19.
Leaving to Enable Others to Remain: Remittances and New Moral Economies of Migration in Southern Kyrgyzstan. In: Central Asian Survey, 30:3-4, 541-554
„Taalim“ Lesson and Transgenerational Perceptions: Introduction to Islam or Social Event? (Reflections and Analyses of an Islamic Spreading Strategy in Southern Kyrgyzstan). In: Central Eurasian Studies: Past, Present and Future, eds. Hisao Komatsu, Sahin Karasar, Timur Dadabaev, Guljanat Kurmangalieva-Ercilasun. T.C. Maltepe University, No.46
Kyrgyz Funeral Ceremony: Past and Present Conditions. In: Central Asian Journal of Management, Economics and Social Research, KIMEP, ed. John Leonard, November, Vol. 5, issue 1-2.