Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology University of Zurich

Projects

Making Mongolia Multi-Ethnic: Knowledge, Power and Identity

The main aim of this proposed research is to understand why and how Mongolia came to have more than 20 officially recognized ethnic groups within a relatively homogenous population that still considers itself to form a common Mongol ethnicity. To understand this puzzle, the research will examine two hitherto neglected, yet critical developments: the ethnological

Changing Strategies, Institutions and Perceptions among Pastoralists in Western Mongolia

Linda Tubach, M. Sc., PhD Candidate/Assistent

Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Zurich

Schooling the sense of belonging: identity politics and educational change in post-Soviet Tatarstan

Dilyara Suleymanova, Dr. des.

Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Zurich

The re-negotiation of local identity under global influences: The case of Tajikistan’s Pamir communities.

Malgorzata Maria Biczyk, M.A., PhD Candidate

Department Integration and Conflict, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology

Cultural Adaptation of Dungan Migrant Communities in the Multi-ethnic Context of Kazakhstan

Soledad Jiménez Tovar, M.A., Ph.D Candidate

Department Integration and Conflict, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology

Tracing legal connections. Comparing interactional patterns between courts of elders and state courts across Northern Kyrgyzstan

Collaboration with Natalia Alenkina (Law Faculty, American University in Central Asia, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan) in the frame of a joint CARTI-Fellowship of the Open Society Foundations (2012-2014). Aim of Project The project is a legal anthropological investigation of the interaction between courts of elders (aksakal courts) and state courts in contemporary Kyrgyzstan. It aims at a

‘City of the Future’: Built Space and Social Change in Astana, Kazakhstan (Completed Project)

Mateusz Laszczkowski, Dr.

Associate, Department Integration and Conflict, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology