ANNA BARBARA HEINDL, firstname.lastname@example.org
Anna-Barbara Heindl obtained a Bachelor of Science in Geography from Justus-Liebig-University of Giessen, Germany, and currently pursues a Master of Science in Geography and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the same university. Combining her interest in Geography and Political Science, she focuses on the theories and concepts that Political Geography provides and seeks interdisciplinary approaches to explain the importance of territoriality for the understatement of the Kyrgyz state.
However, her interest is set in a broader environment of Geographic Conflict Research, that is why she is working with a Bishkek based NGO working on conflict mitigation in rural areas of Kyrgyzstan. Working with the NGO benefits her research approach of ethnography; more concrete data she collects via as many narrative interviews as possible. While her 10-month stay in Kyrgyzstan pioneers for her Master Thesis, she aims at further pursuing her interest in research by doing a PhD as a follow-up.