2001- Defended dissertation: “The creative literary work of K. Jusubaliev,” Kyrgyz National Academy of science, 28 June 2001.
1996-1999 - Post-graduate study: Issyk-Kul State University, Dept. of Kyrgyz Literature.
1986-1991 - Przhevalsk State Pedagogical Institute, Dept. of Philology
2018 - Research Fellowship at Indiana University. US
2015 - EHESS. Paris. France. Islamic Education in post -Soviet Kyrgyzstan
2013 - Crossroads Asia Fellowship. (June- August). Berlin. Germany. Project: Transnational Tablighi Jamaat Network in Kyrgyzstan.
2010-2011 - Fulbright Fellowship. US. University of Pittsburg
2009 - Visiting Fellowship at the Univ. of Kansas, Anthropology Dept
2007 - Visiting Fellowship at the Univ. of Kansas, Anthropology Dept
2007-2009 - Research Project: “Language Policy in Kyrgyzstan” (under grant awarded by the Central Asian Research and Training Initiative, Open Society Institute, Budapest)
2007 - Resource faculty member, Regional Seminar on Excellence in Teaching: “Building Anthropology in Eurasia.”
2007 - Seminar on research design for CARTI grantees. Budapest, Hungary
2007 - Academic Fellowship Program; Seminar on Course Design, Kiev
2005-2006 - Regional Seminar on Excellence in Teaching: “Teaching Islam in Eurasia,” Kazan State University, Russia
2004-2006 - Visiting Scholar, Program on Central Asia and the Caucasus, Harvard University
2003-2006 - Research Project: “Religious Beliefs of Contemporary Rural Kyrgyz” (under grant awarded by the Central Asian Research Initiative, Open Society Institute, Budapest)
2003 - Program between AUCA and Indiana University in Bloomington .Course Development Program for AUCA Faculty
Folklore of Central Asia
Islam in Central Asia
Language and Culture
Islam in the context of Nation building in Kyrgyzstan: Reproduced practices and Contested discourses. Muslim world. 2020.Vol.110,No.1.pp. 51-63. 2019.
The Localization of the Transnational Tablighi Jama’at Network in Kyrgyzstan, in the book “Islam, Society and Politics in Central Asia” . University of Pittsburgh Press. 2017; p.223-243
“The Localization of the Transnational Tablighi Jama’at in Kyrgyzstan: Structures, Concepts, Practices, Metaphors.” In Crossroads Asia Working Paper Series, 2014. no. 17
Mazar Worship in Kyrgyzstan: Rituals and Practitioners in Talas. Bishkek. Maxprint. 2007. The book co-edited with G.Aitpaeva, A.Egemberdieva .
“Syncretism of religious beliefs” In the book : Mazar Workship in Kyrgyzstan. Bishkek. 2007.p 507-518 ( In Kyrgyz/in English)
“Le role de la da‘wa dans la réislamisation au Kirghizstan,” Cahiers d’Asie centrale, 15/16:83-102. ( In French) Co-authored with Malikov, Ablezova. Botoeva . Modenization of Islamic Education . Research Report for Eurasia fund ( In English, in Russian).SRC.AUCA. 2008
More than 15 articles on Kyrgyz literature published in University Reviews between 1997 and 2001 in Kyrgyz Language
Central Eurasian Studies Society (CESS) Memebership
European Society for Central Asian Studies (ESCAS) Membership