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Cholpon Chotaeva

Professor / Peace and Conflict Studies concentration coordinator

Liberal Arts and Sciences Department

Division of Arts, Humanities and Communication


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  • History of Kyrgyzstan
  • Geography of Kyrgyzstan
  • Ethnicity and Identity in Multicultural Societies
  • Peoples and Cultures of the Middle East
  • Religion and Culture in Japan
  • Politics of Nationalism, Race and Ethnicity
  • Advanced Anthropological Theories I
  • Research and Writing Colloquium I-III
  • 2019 - Professor of History of Kyrgyzstan, Higher Attestation Commission, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
  • 2009 - Associate Professor of Cultural Studies, National Attestation Commission, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
  • 2006 - Doctor of History, Institute of History, National Academy of Sciences, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Doctoral thesis The Ethno-culturalFactors in the History of State Building of Kyrgyzstan
  • 1999 - Candidate of Philosophy, Institute of Philosophy, National Academy of Sciences, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Candidate thesis A Choice of the Social of Development Model in Transitional Societies
  • 1996 - Diploma with Honors, Major: History of the Middle East, Department of Oriental Studies and International Relations, Bishkek Humanities University, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
  • Dec 2010-Nov 2011- UNESCO Grant“Promotion of Interethnic Tolerance among the Youth of Kyrgyzstan”, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

  • Sep 13-29, 2007 - Arab Culture and Arabic Language Courses the Egyptian Foundation and Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Egypt,

    Egypt, Cairo

  • Jan-May 2006 - Visiting Scholar, the Harriman Institute, Columbia University, USA,

  • Jan-May 2007 - Faculty Development Fellowship, Open Society Institute

  • July 2005 - Summer School, Istanbul, Turkey

  • Nov 2002-Nov 2004 - Foreign Researcher, Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), Graduate School of International Cultural Studies, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan 

  • Feb 1995-Feb 1996 - Arabic language courses, Language Center, Kuwait University, El-Kuwait, Kuwait
    Certificate of proficiency

  • Ethnic studies and nationalism
  • Language situation and language policy in Kyrgyzstan
  • History of Islam in Central Asia
  • History of Kyrgyzstan
  1. Article, “Multiculturalism of Bishkek City: Ethnicity and Language in Soviet and Post-Soviet times” (in English). Narody i religii Evrazii. 2018. 3.
  2. Article, “Prepodavanie antropologii i podgotovka professional’nykh antropologov v Amerikanskom universitete Tsentral’noi Azii” (in Russian). Sibirskie istoricheskie issledovaniia. 2018. 1.
  3. Book,History of Kyrgyzstan(in English). Scholars’ Press, 2017.
  4. Article, Obzor Mezhdunarodnogo nauchnogo soveschaniia “Pereosmyslenie vosstaniia 1916 goda v Tsentral’noi Azii” (in Russian). Istoricheskaya ekspertiza. 2016.
  5. Article,”Vosstanie 1916 goda v Kyrgyzstane: rezul’taty sotsiologicheskogo oprosa 2015 godaгода(in Russian).Akipress. Bishkek, 2016. Coauthored with Abdykanova A. K. and Mir Makhamad B.
  6. Article, “Izuchenie mezh’etnicheskikh otnoshenii v Kyrgyzstane: teoretiko-metodologicheskie aspekty problemy” (in Russian). Strategiia. 1(3). 2015.
  7. Report,Mezh’etnicheskie otnosheniia v Kyrgyzskoi Republike: analiz situatsii i politiki gosudarstva(in Russian). National Institute of Strategic Studies. Bishkek, 2013.
  8. Article, “Ethnic Tension in Kyrgyzstan in the post-Soviet Period: Ethnosociological Survey Results” (in English and Russian). Central Asia and the Caucasus. 2013. 14(1).
  9. Article, “Etnicheskaya politika sovremennogo Kyrgyzstana” (in Russian). AUCA Vestnik. 2013.
  10. Brochure,Guide Manual on the Preparation for the State Exam on History of Kyrgyzstan (in English).Bishkek, 2012.Coauthored with Turdalieva Ch.
  11. Brochure, Uchebno-metodicheskoe posobie po podgotovke i sdache gosudarstvennogo ekzamena po kursu “Istoriya Kyrgyzstana”(in Russian). Bishkek, 2012. Coauthored with Djanybekova Z.
  12. Chapters, Topics I and IV. Upravlenie etnicheskim mnogoobraziem i mezh’etnicheskimi otnosheniyami (in Russian). Bishkek, 2012.
  13. Article,“Basmacheskoe dvizhenie v Kyrgyzstane i kyrgyzskaia gosudarstvennost’ (in Russian), Vestnik MUK. 2012. 1(18).
  14. Book, Etnichnost’ i etnosy v Kyrgyzstane (in Russian). Bishkek, 2011.
  15. Brochure, Sovremennaia mezhetnicheskaia situatsiia v Kyrgyzstane: po rezul’tatam sotsiologicheskogo issledovaniia 2011 goda (in Russian). Bishkek, 2011.
  16. Article, “Etnokul’turnye razlichiia kak factor mezh’etnicheskikh konfliktov v Kyrgyzstane (in Russian). FourthCentral Asian Anthropological Conference “Exploring Various Cultures in the Post-Soviet Space: Challenges, Methods and Perspectives”. Bishkek, 2011.
  17. Article, “Faktory formirovaniia etnicheskoi identichnosti v Kyrgyzstane” (in Russian), Third Central Asian Anthropological Conference “Reconsidering Central Asian Societies”. Bishkek, 2010.
  18. Book, Istoriia mirovoi kul’tury(in Russian). Bishkek, 2008.
  19. Article, “Aktual’nye problemy yazykovoi politiki v Kyrgyzstane” (in Russian). Vestnik MUK. 2008. 1(16).
  20. Book,Etnokul’turnye factory v istorii gosudarstvennogo stroitel’stva Kyrgyzstana (in Russian).Bishkek, 2005.
  21. Brochure,Etnichnost’ i etnicheskii natsionalism (in Russian). Nauchno-teoreticheskie materialy k avtorskomu spetskursu “Etnichnost’ v sovremennom mire”. Bishkek, 2005.
  22. Brochure,Yazyk, etnichnost’ i religiia v Kyrgyzstane: po materialam sotsiologicheskogo issledovaniia 2003 goda (in Russian). Bishkek, 2005.
  23. Chapter, “Natsional’nyi factor v usloviyakh globalizatsii”. Aktual’nye problemy tsentral’no-aziatskogo regiona v uslobiyakh globalizatsii. Bishkek, 2005.
  24. Article, “Ethnoreligious Situation in Kyrgyzstan” (in English and Russian). Central Asia and the Caucasus. 2005. 3(39).
  25. Article, “Problemy aktualizatsii etnicheskoi identichnosti v sovremennom Kyrgyzstane (po materialam sotsiologicheskogo issledovaniya)” (in Russian). Sayasat. 2005. 8.
  26. Article, “Problemy issledovaniya etnichnosti, Doklady Natsional’noi akademii Nauk Respubliki Kazakhstan (in Russian). 2005. 4.
  27. Article, “Etnicheskii natsionalism i gosudarstvennoe stroitel’stvo v Kyrgyzstane”, Evraziyskoe soobshestvo: obshestvo, politika, kul’tura(in Russian). Institut razvitiya Kazakhstana. 2005. 3(51).
  28. Book, Ethnicity, Language and Religion in Kyrgyzstan (in English). Tohoku University, 2004.
  29. Brochure,Tsivliizatsiia i kul’tura.Nauchno-teoreticheskie materialy k uchebnomu kursu ”Istoriia mirovoi kul’tury” (in Russian). Bishkek, 2004.
  30. Brochure,Language, Ethnicity and Religion in Kyrgyzstan(the results of the 2003 survey) (in English). MECAS TU, 2004.
  31. Article, “Language as a Factor of State Building in Kyrgyzstan” (in English and Russian). Central Asia and the Caucasus. 2004. 2(32).
  32. Article, “Yazyk i etnichnost’: po materialam sotsiologicheskogo issledovaniia” (in Russian). Materialy mezhdunarodnogo seminara 18-20 avgusta 2003 goda “Etnokul’turnoe mnogoobrazie. Potentsial razvitiya obshestva v stranakh TsA (Praktika, kontseptsii, modeli, perspektivy). Bishkek, 2004.
  33. Brochure,Language Policy and Language Situation in Kyrgyzstan (in English). MECAS TU, 2003.
  34. Article, “Yazykovaya politika Kyrgyzstana: problemy i protivorechiia” (in Russian). Trudy Instituta Mirovoi Kultury. Vypusk 3. Bishkek- Leipzig, 2003.
  35. Article, “Islam: religiya, traditsiia ili tsivilizatsiia”, Trudy Instituta Mirovoi Kultury(in Russian). Vypusk 3, Bishkek- Leipzig, 2003.
  36. Article, “Ethnic and National Identities of the Kyrgyz”, Cultures and Historiography in Central Eurasia: Nations, Ethnicities and Societies (in English). The Center for Northeast Asian Studies. Tohoku University, 2003.
  37. Article, “The Role and Place of Islam in Socio-Political life of Kyrgyzstan”, Central Asia and the Caucasus(in English and Russian). 2003. 6 (30).
  38. Chapter, “Modeli perekhoda k demokratii” (in Russian). Politicheskaya transformatsiya: opyt Kyrgyzstana v mirovom kontekste. Bishkek, 2002.
  39. Brochure,External and Internal Migration of the Kyrgyz People in Modern Kyrgyzstan(in English). MECAS TU, 2001.
  40. Brochure,Restoration of Islamic Values and Cultural Traditions in Post-Soviet Kyrgyzstan(in English). MECAS TU, 2000.
  • Expert Council on interethnic issues under the President of Kyrgyzstan
  • Expert on interethnic issues, National Institute of Strategic Studies
  • Expert of Dissertation Councils on History and Ethnography

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