Gulnisa Nazarova is a John D. Soper Senior Lecturer at the Department of Central Eurasian Studies and a Uyghur Language Developer at the Center for Languages of the Central Asian Region at Indiana University. Gulnisa Nazarova was born in Kyrgyzstan, grew up and graduated from high school in Uzbekistan, obtained bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Russia, and received her PhD in Kazakhstan.
Right now, she is working on the project regarding Uyghur migration from Xinjiang (China) to Soviet Central Asia in 1950s and 1960s.
She will spend two months in Kyrgyzstan to interview Uyghur people who witnessed that migration at the time.
While her stay in Kyrgyzstan she will also gather some materials such as pictures, books, videos related to Central Asia culture and the Uyghur language for the content-driven courses at Indiana University.