January 14, 2020
On December 30, President of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbai Jeenbekov signed a decree on awarding state awards of the Kyrgyz Republic. AUCA Professor of Anthropology Cholpon Turdalieva received the Honored Scientist of the Kyrgyz Republic award.
According to the decree, the medal is presented for a significant contribution to the development of the socio-economic, intellectual and cultural potential of the Kyrgyz Republic, as well as for great achievements in science.
Cholpon Turdalieva has been teaching at AUCA since January 2006. She was a doctoral candidate (Ph.D. Candidate) at the University of Humbolt (Germany) between February 2016 - March 2019. Ms. Turdalieva is the author of three monographs, three textbooks, and more than fifty scientific articles. Seven graduate students were under here supervision, and three of out of them defended their dissertations and received a Ph.D. in history in 2014-2015.
Her research projects include: “The Museum as the Preservation of Biocultural Diversity of the Jalal-Abad Region of the Kyrgyz Republic” (funded by the Christensen Fund, May 2017 - May 2018); “Central Asian Diaspora in the USA: The case of Kyrgyz Americans” (AUCA-Columbia University Project, 2017); “Dungan Marriage and Family in a Changing Kyrgyzstan: the case of Dungans in Birdik and Luxembourg villages” (AUCA-Indiana University Project, 2018).