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Mehrigul Ablesova

Assistant Professor

Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS)

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New Campus

Phone: +996 312 915000

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Room: 315

Assistant Professor


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New Campus

Phone: +996 312 915000

Phone extention: (0 312) 915000 + 447

Room: 315




August 2000 – May 2002, Master of Arts, Ball State University, Muncie, IN, USA

August 1994 – June 1998, Bachelor of Arts, American University in Central Asia, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan




Social and economic inequality, Environmental sociology




Qualitative Research Methods

Quantitative Research Methods

Applied Social Statistics and SPSS

Sociology of Religion

Globalization and social sciences




Everyday Morality in Families and a Critique of Social Capital: An Investigation into Moral Judgments, Responsibilities and Sentiments in Kyrgyzstani Households, Theory and Society, 2011


Kirghizistan : Un scénario où ceux qui partent perdent autant que ceux qui restent, Hommes & Migrations, 2010, n 1284

EACH FOR case study in Kyrgyzstan, Environmental Change and Forced Migration Scenarios, 2010


Teachers’ manual on Civic Education, Bishkek 2009 (second edition)


Teachers’ manual on Civic Education, Bishkek 2008


Tracking Global HIV/AIDS Initiatives and Their Impact on the Health System: The Experience of the Kyrgyz Republic Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic, Bishkek 2007


Electronic Information in the Academic Process: How to Increase its Effectiveness, Academic Review, 2006, 4, 189-198


Kidnapping for Marriage (Ala Kachuu) in a Kyrgyz Village, Central Asian Survey, June 2005, 24(2), 191-202

A Generation at Risk? Childhood Poverty in Kyrgyzstan, CHIP Report No.15, Bishkek 2004




-Youth, Livelihoods and Peace Promotion Project funded by UNICEF Kyrgyzstan

-Advisory support for the analysis of WFP Emergency Food Security Assessment (EFSA) in Kyrgyzstan funded by World  Food Program
-Advisory support for the Mitigation of Potential for Conflict Between Local Citizens and Investors in Talas Oblast study; funded by OXUS International

-The influence of registration system on the access to basic human needs financed by Danish Church Aid funded by Danish Church Aid, Social

-Environmental Migration: case of Kyrgyzstan funded by Each-For

-The Role of the Mass Media for Political Participation in Kyrgyzstan funded by SCOPES Joint Research Project

-Bride kidnapping in Kyrgyz Village research project is sponsored and coordinated by Soros Foundation, Kyrgyzstan

-Childhood poverty research project is coordinated by Save the Children, UK and Save the Children, Kyrgyzstan




Fall 2011-Spring 2012 – “Best Teacher of AUCA”, Teaching excellence special award named for Dr.Dryer




14-16 September, 2011

Regional conference: Policy responses to Climate-Induced Migration in Asia and the Pacific, Manila, Philippines
Paper presented: Social dimensions of climate-induced migration in Kyrgyzstan


17 December, 2009

International conference: The impact of the registration (propiska) system on access to basic services: experience and perspectives, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Paper presented: Registration records and access to basic services in Kyrgyzstan


11-12 March, 2008

Regional meeting for EACH-FOR, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Paper presented: Internal Migration, Child labor and Human Well-being: the influence of economic actions on basic rights


3 October, 2007

Round table organized by RAST Foundation in Kyrgyzstan, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Paper presented: Conditions and State of Social Rehabilitation of Labor Migrants-Citizens of the Kyrgyz Republic Following Their Return to Homeland


29-31 May, 2006

2nd UNICEF consultation on Child Poverty and Public Policy in the CEE/CIS region, Bucharest, Romania
Paper presented: Reinforcing the vicious circle of child poverty


21 – 22 February, 2006

Family and Poverty Regional Forum, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Paper presented: Livelihood strategies of poor families in Kyrgyzstan


May – June 2004

Ford Foundation, “Quantitative Analysis of Data Using SPSS,” Specialized course, Kazan State University


6-7 December, 2004

Child Poverty: Effective Strategies towards its Elimination in Kyrgyzstan, Bishkek Kyrgyzstan, UNICEF, UNDP, DFID, Meerim Foundation
Paper presented: Childhood Poverty in Kyrgyzstan


29-30 April, 2004

Inclusion and diversity, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, Save the children, UK
Paper presented: Effects of poverty on children’s education in Kyrgyzstan




2004-2009, Academic Fellowship Program, Returning Scholar, OSI

2000-2002, Faculty Development Program, U.S. State Department

June – August 2001, Washington Summer Semester Program in Business Administration, U.S. State Department

American University of Central Asia
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Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic 720060

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