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Emil Nasritdinov

PhD, Associate Professor

Anthropology

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New Campus

Phone: +996 312 915000

Phone extention: (0 312) 915000 + 434

Room: 315

 

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND

University of Melbourne PhD, Urban Planning, 09.2002-02.2007, PhD Thesis: “Regional Changes in Kyrgyzstan: Bazaars, Open-Air Markets and Social Networks”

University of Illinois at Chicago Master of Architecture, 08.2001-06.2002

University of Hawaii at Manoa Master of Urban and Regional Planning, 08.1999-07.2001 Masters Thesis: ”Fly through Time” – Virtual Gallery in Waikiki. 3D Computer Visualization in Planning

Kyrgyz Institute of Architecture and Construction Bachelor of Architecture, 08.1991-06.1997


AREA OF RESEARCH INTERESTS

migration, urban life, youth culture, development, religion, Kyrgyzstan, Central Asia, Russia

 

CURRENTLY TAUGHT COURSES

Identities in the Making: Religion, Mobility and Urbanization in Central Asia

Globalization, Migration and Transnationalism

Facebook, Urban Life and Youth Culture

International Development: Donors, NGOs, Communities and Culture

Introduction to Urban and Regional Development

Religion and Spirituality as Cultural Categories

Senior Thesis Seminar

 

 COURSES TAUGHT IN THE PAST

Cities in Their Cultural Context

Consumer Societies

Environmental Anthropology

People and Cultures of Oceania

Introduction to Research Methods

 

PUBLICATIONS

Access my papers on Academia.edu

 

Book

Nasritdinov, E. and K. O’Connor (2009) Regional Change in Kyrgyzstan: Bazaars, Cross-Border Trade and Social Networks, LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing

 

Articles in Books and Special Journal Issues

"Only by learning how to live together differently can we live together at all": Readability and legibility of Central Asian migrants' presence in urban Russia (forthcoming) in Schroder (ed.) Urban Spaces and Lifestyles in Central Asia and Beyond, special issue in Central Asian Survey

 

Nasritdinov, E., B. Zhumakadyr kyzy, and D. Asanalieva (forthcoming) Myths and Realities of Bishkek’s Novostroikas, in Laruelle (ed.) Kyrgyzstan beyond 'Democracy Island' and 'Failing State': Factoring Social and Political Challenges in a Post-Soviet Society, M.E.Sharpe

 

Nasritdinov, E., E.Gareyeva, & T. Efremenko (2015) How Small Kitchens Become Even Smaller: Social Life of Soviet Microdistricts, in Daou, Huppatz, and Dinh (eds) Unbounded: on the Interior and Interiority, Cambridge Scholars Publishing

 

Spiritual Nomadism and Central Asian Tablighi Travellers (2012) in S. Oushakine (ed.) Variety of Post-Colonialisms, Ab Imperio, issue 2, 2012

 

Nasritdinov E. & K. O’Connor (2013) Globalization as Fuel, Ethnicity as Engine: How Markets Reactivate Local Culture, in Pultar (ed.) Imagined Identities: De/Construction of Ethnicity and Nationhood in the Age of Globalization, Syracuse Press

 

Nasritdinov, E., M. Ablezova, (2009) Environmental Migration: Case of Kyrgyzstan, in Afifi, T. and J. Jagger (eds.) “Environment, Forced Migration and Human Security”, International Organization on Migration

               

Mountains in the Evolution of Visual Arts in Kyrgyzstan (2006), in Joubert (ed.) Arts Education in Asia, Kluwer-Springer, Dordrecht Netherlands

 

Journal Articles, Conference Papers and Reports

Fryer, P., E. Nasritdinov and E. Satybaldieva (2014) Moving towards the brink? Migration in the Kyrgyz Republic, to be published in Central Asian Affairs, Vol. 1, N.2

 

Nasritdinov, E. and N. Esenamanova (2014) Religious Security in Central Asia, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, http://carnegieendowment.org/2014/06/26/религиозная-безопасность-в-кыргызской-республике/helc

 

Ismailbekova, A. and Nasritdinov. E (2012) Transnational Religious Networks in Central Asia: Structure, Travel and Culture of Kyrgyz Tablighi Jama’at, Transnational Social Review, volume 2, No.2, pp.177-195

 

Nasritdinov, E. and N. Schenkkan (2012) Portrayal of Absence: Skipped Generation Households in Kyrgyzstan, report for the OSI and HelpAge International

 

Nasritdinov, E., N. Kholmatova and A. Sheralieva (2011) Breaking the Stereotypes: Kyrgyz and Tajik Labor Migrants in Kazan, report for UNESCO

 

Nasritdinov, E., and Student Research Team, AUCA (2010) Informal Economy and Social Vulnerability in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, Report for HelpAge International, 02.2010 - 09.2010

 

Nasritdinov, E., M. Ablezova & R. Rahimov (2009) The Effect of Migration on the Elderly People in Kyrgyzstan, HelpAge International

 

Nasritdinov, E. & Abdoubaetova A. (2008) Erkindik – Kyrgyz Statue of Liberty, “Empires and Nations” conference, Paris

 

Nasritdinov, E. & Student Research Team, AUCA (2008) Discrimination of Internal Migrants in Bishkek, Social Research Center, American University of Central Asia

 

Nasritdinov E. & K. O’Connor (2006) Social Texture of the Central Asian Commercial Terrain: Kyrgyz, Russian and Uzbek Merchants in the Post-Soviet Trading Networks, International Journal of the Humanities, Volume 4, Number 5, 2006, Melbourne: Common Ground Publishing, Pty, LTD.

 

Nasritdinov E. & K. O’Connor (2005) Regional Change in Kyrgyzstan: Bazaars, Open-Air Markets and Social Networks,UIA 2005 ISTANBUL: XXIInd World Congress of Architecture, Conference Proceedings

 

Flachsbart, P. & E. Nasritdinov (2003) Evaluation of Efforts to Control Air Pollution from Mobile Sources in Delhi, India,A&WMA Conference Proceedings, A&WMA

 

”Fly through Time” – Virtual Gallery in Waikiki. 3D Computer Visualization in Planning (2001) unpublished Masters Thesis, University of Hawaii at Manoa

 

 RESEARCH

Thematic Leader on Migration

Migration Research Track, Social Research Center, American University of Central Asia, 2007 - 2011

 

Head of Research Committee

Anthropology Department, American University of Central Asia, 2007 – 2009

 

Researcher

Building the Future: Materialization of Kyrgyz and Tajik Migrants' Remittances in the Construction Sectors of their Home Countries, research in the framework of Regional Migration Programme, funded by the Department for International Development, UK, 10.2014 - present

 

Transnational and Translocal Aspects of Migration in Contemporary Russia, collaborative research project with colleagues from Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, funded by the Russian Academy of Science, 09.2014 - present

 

“Trans-(temporal)-locality in Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan): From ‘Botanika’ to ‘KASI Jamaat’”, research conducted in the framework of collaborative project titled Translocal Goods - Education, Work, and Commodities between Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, China, and the Arab Emirates, funded by the Volkswagen Foundation, Germany, 05.2014 - present

 

Exploring the Potential for Introducing the "Education for Peace" Courses in the Curriculum of Islamic Educational Institutions in Kyrgyzstan, research conducted in the framework of the Multiple-Sector Cooperation for Interethnic Peace-Building in Kyrgyzstan, funded by the United Nations Population Fund, 01.2015 - present

 

Envrionmental Migration in Kyrgyzstan, desktop research for Tyan-Shan Policy Center, 08-09.2013

 

Homes, Phones and Development: Longing and Transnationality through New Technologies at the Central Asian-Russian and the Thai-Burmese Borders, in collaboration with the Department of Geographical and Historical Studies of Eastern Finland (Finland), funded by the Academy of Finland, 09.2012 – 09.2013

 

Migration at Home: Demographic Dynamics in Kyrgyzstan, research and paper for the EUCAM in collaboration with Karelian Institute, University of Eastern Finland, 2011-2012

 

Children in Skipped-Generation Households in Kyrgyzstan, research and report for the Open Society Institute and HelpAge International, 2011-2012

 

Access of Labor Migrants from Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan in Russia to Pension Accumulation System,research supported by the Social Research Center, funded by the Open Society Institute, 2010 – 2011

 

Ghost Towns in Kyrgyzstan: Social Dynamics, Survival Mechanisms and Potential for Revitalization, for the Economic Education Research Consortium and HelpAge International, 2009-2010

 

Discrimination of Internal Migrants in Bishkek: Ways to Overcome, research supported by the Social Research Center, funded by the Open Society Institute, 2008-2009

 

Environmental Migration in Kyrgyzstan, research supported by the Social Research Center in the framework of EACH-FOR Project, European Commission 2008

 

Effect of Migration on the Life of Elderly People in Remote Regions of Kyrgyzstan, research supported by the Social Research Center, funded by the HelpAge International, 2008

 

Research Supervisor

New Life of Municipal Libraries in Bishkek, student research project for the Bishkek City Development Agency,09.2014 - present

 

Rayon: Youth Territorial Cultures of 1970-80s in Bishkek and Their Transformation in 1990s and 2000s, student research-project co-supervised with Dr. Philipp Schroeder, ­09.2014 - present

 

Parks in Bishkek, student research project on the use of Botanical Garden, Theatrical Park, and park on Chapaeva Street, for Bishkek City Council, 08-11.2013

 

How Small Kitchens Become Even Smaller: Social Life of Soviet Microdistricts, student research project, AUCA, 08-10.2013

 

Citizenship, Identity and Imagined Return of Kyrgyz and Tajik Migrants: Case of Kazan, Russian Federation, student research project, Migration Research Track, Social Research Center, AUCA, sponsored by UNESCO, 2010-2011

 

Informal Economy and Social Vulnerability in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, student research project, Migration Research Track, Social Research Center, AUCA, sponsored by HelpAge International, 2010

 

Discrimination of Internal Migrants in Bishkek, student research project, Migration Research Track, Social Research Center, American University of Central Asia, 2007–2008

 

Urbanzone.kg – online research and information center for urban studies in Kyrgyzstan, American University of Central Asia, 2008 – 2010

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