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Ruslan Rahimov

Associate Professor

Anthropology and International Development

Division of Social Sciences


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Phone: +996 (312) 915000 ext. 434

Room: 315


Creative thinking

Production and Exchange in Social Life

History of Anthropological Theories 1, 2

Understanding performance through body and performance

Anthropology of Love

Seniour Thesis 1, 2

Visual Anthropology

History of Anthropology I, 2

Power, State and Informal Politics in Central Asia, European and Asian Values Compared

History of Europe (France) in French (European Studies department)

Political Anthropology

Contemporary Anthropological Thought

Field Research Methods

Cultural Ecology and Pastoral societies

History of Kyrgyzstan

History and Anthropology (Academy of Sciences, Masters program)


  • 2007-2011 - PhD in Social anthropology, School of Advanced Studies in Social Sciences (EHESS), (Paris, France), (co-tutelle program)
  • 2006-2011 - Kandidat of  historical sciences (Kyrgyz Academy of Sciences)
  • 2006 - Master of Public administration, University Lyon 3, (Lyon, France)
  • 2000 - Diploma  in international relations, Department of  International Relations, Kyrgyz State National University (Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan)

PhD thesis/Kandidatskaya (2011): “Transformatsiya Kyrgyzskogo kochevnichestva v rabotah zapadnih uchenih v 1920-30-e godi, (Transformation du Nomadism Kirghiz dans les années 1920-30-s dans les travaux des chercheurs occidentaux) Phd/Kandidatskaya Thesis” (Transformation of Kyrgyz Nomadism in 1920-30 in the works of western scholars )

  • Pastoral societies of Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan (nomadism and socialism)
  • Transnationalism and migration Central Asia and Russia
  • Cultural heritage and politics
  • Religion and secularism
  • Body
  • Anthropology of knowledge.
  • WWII rhetoric in the context of kyrgystani labor migration. “The Muslim World” (forthcoming, January 2020)

Book Chapters:

  • Evolution of Land Use in Pastoral Culture in Central Asia with Special Reference to Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan in V. Squires (ed.), Rangeland Stewardship in Central Asia: Balancing
  • Improved Livelihoods, Biodiversity Conservation and Land Protection, Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2012, pp. 51-67.

In Russian:

Non-referred articles:

  • Integratsiya Kyrgyzskih kochevnikov v sotsialisticheskuu sistemu,(Integration of Kyrgyz nomads into socialistic system (2005) Pontes #5, Moldova State University, April  2005.
  • Sravnitelnoe izuchenie pastoralnih soobtchestv Kirgiztana I Kazakhstana, (Comparative study of pastoralist societies in Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan (Karaganda State University, Kazakhstan), – № 2(54). – С. 385–391.
  • Evolutsiya zemelnih reform v kontekste kochevnichekoi kulturi, (Evolution of land reforms in the context of nomadic culture of Central Asia), (Academic Review, American University of Central Asia), – № 1(9). – С. 118–124.
  • Teoreticheskie diskussii po nomadismu (Theoretical discussions in the context of nomadism), Bishkek Humanitarian University, – № 2(15). – С. 12–15. 


  • Антропология академической жизни: междисциплинарные исследования by Г. А. Комарова,Руслан Рахимов, Ab Imperio2/2013, pp. 354-359

Articles in online newspapers: (in kyrgyz)

  • “The polluting indifference of Song kol lake” (Соң-Көлдүкирдеткенкайдыгерлик)

 Co-founder and president of the Kyrgyz Anthropological Association

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