American University of Central Asia - AUCA - Elisabeth Militz

Elisabeth Militz

elisabeth.militz@giub.unibe.ch 

Elisabeth is a feminist, cultural and political geographer based at the University of Bern. She received her PhD in Geography from the University of Zurich. Her dissertation developed the concept of affective nationalism, based on long-term ethnographic field work in Azerbaijan. Interested in the doings of emotions and affects in enabling and shaping nationalisms and global body politics her current research examines spaces of sexual education in Kyrgyzstan. She is particularly interested in digital spaces of social media and the ways in which these enable, shape and change the global circulation of knowledge about sexualised bodies, practices and ideas. In order to understand the innovative and multiple ways in which (young) people in Kyrgyzstan interact with social media platforms, Elisabeth conducts qualitative interviews and focus group discussions.

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