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Shirin Tumenbaeva

Assistant Professor (sabbatical leave)

International and Comparative Politics Department

Division of Social Sciences


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Phone: +996 (312) 915000 ext. 458

  • Introduction to Political Studies (ICP 101)
  • Public Policy Analysis (ICP 260.1)
  • Quantitative Research Methods in Political Studies (ICP 304)
  • The generation of migrants: Central Asia in the 21st century (ICP/SOC 385)

Master of Arts in Political Science, University of Mannheim, Germany, 2017. Main modules: Advanced Research Methods, International Politics, Political Sociology, Comparative Governments, Political Economy.

Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, American University of Central Asia, 2014. Accredited Bard College Diploma and Kyrgyz State Diploma with Honors. Main modules: Research Methods, Sociology of Gender, Sociological Theories.

Researcher with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry, public and international institutions. Skilled in Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods, Statistical Data Analysis in R, SPSS, MS Excel, Sociology and Political Science.

  • EU democracy promotion in Central Asia
  • Elections, voting behavior in Kyrgyzstan 
  • 2020 (in progress)  Tumenbaeva, Hoenig. Democratic Decline in the EU and its Effect on Democracy Promotion in Central Asia.
  • 2020 Tumenbaeva. Transition and Democratization in Central Asia” in Die politischen Systeme  Zentralasiens: Interner Wandel, externe Akteure, regionale Kooperation, Springer VS, Wiesbaden.

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