Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology University of Zurich
Indira Alibayeva

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Indira Alibayeva

Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Zurich

Research interests

ethnicity, identity, conflict, political economy, economic anthropology

Research Area(s)

Central Asia, Kazakhstan

C. V.

Indira Alibayeva obtained her B.A. in Kazakh language and literature (2010) and M.A. in Cultural Sciences (2013) from Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, Almaty. Starting from September 2013 Indira Alibayeva is a PhD candidate at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology as part of a larger research project that is “Ethnic Differentiation, Interethnic Relations and Conflict in Central Asia: The Case of the Uzbeks in Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan and Kazakhstan” in collaboration with the University of Zurich. She spent one year of intensive training at both institutions, during which she took several courses on anthropological theory and methods. During the same period she has also been teaching an introductory course on Kazakh language for two semesters at the University of Zurich. Beginning in summer 2014 she began her ethnographic fieldwork on Uzbeks in southern Kazakhstan, which is by now completed.

Contact

Tel.: +49(0) 157 802 42 819
Email: Indira.Alibayeva@eth.mpg.de