American University of Central Asia - AUCA - DAMIRA UMETBAEVA



Damira Umetbaeva is a PhD candidate at the Georg-Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research in Germany. She obtained her Bachelors degree in Cultural Anthropology from the American University in Central Asia in 2005, and Masters degree in International Relations from the Institute for Social and European Studies (Hungary) and the Budapest University of Corvinus in 2007. From 2006 to 2008 she was instructor at the Anthropology department of the American University in Central Asia. In her PhD project Damira analyses history teachers’ memories of the Brezhnev era (1964-1982) in post-Soviet Kyrgyzstan and compares these memories with the images of socialism and post-socialism depicted in post-Soviet history textbooks of the country.


Damira is fluent in English, Kyrgyz, Russian and has good knowledge of German and Uzbek.

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