Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology University of Zurich

Projekte

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., Assistentin/Doktorandin

Ethnologisches Seminar, Universität Zürich

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

Dilyara Suleymanova, Dr. des.

Ethnologisches Seminar, Universität Zürich

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

Malgorzata Maria Biczyk, M.A., Doktorandin

Abteilung Integration und Konflikt, Max-Planck Institut für ethnologische Forschung

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

Soledad Jiménez Tovar, M.A., Doktorandin

Abteilung Integration und Konflikt, Max-Planck Institut für ethnologische Forschung

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 (Abgeschlossenes Projekt)

Mateusz Laszczkowski, Dr.

Assoziierter, Abteilung Integration und Konflikt, Max-Planck Institut für ethnologische Forschung