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Mukaram Toktogulova

Candidate of Philological Sciences, Associate Professor


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New Campus

Phone: +996 312 915000

Phone extention: (0 312) 915000 + 434

Room: 315




Philology, Language and Literature Study, Ethnolinguistic processes in Kyrgyzstan




Linguistic Anthropology, Islam, Language Policy in Kyrgyzstan, Religious Beliefs of Contemporary Rural Kyrgyz




2011-2012 - "Tabligi Movement" (Kyrgyzstan, India) supported by the Central Asian Studies Institute (CASI), AUCA



Islam, Modernity and Secularism

Fieldwork Research Methods

Anthropology of Islam Language and Culture

Senior Thesis Seminar

Research Methods in Anthropology

History of Anthropology

World Civilization




2009 Paper presentation “ Language Policy in Kyrgyzstan. ESCAS Conference. CEU. Budapest

2009 Paper presentation “Diverse visions of Islam”, Conference “The changing role of Islam in Eurasia”, Harvard University, Davis Center

2008 Syncretism of religious beliefs In: Mazar Workship in Kyrgyzstan: Rituals and Practitioners in Talas. Bishkek: AigineResearchCenter

2006 Islam in Kyrgyzstan: current changes, Academic review.American University-Central Asia.  Bishkek

2004 Rukovodstvo po polevoi rabote [A Manual for Field Research].  Bishkek

“Le role de la da‘wa dans la réislamisation au Kirghizstan,” Cahiers d’Asie centrale, 15/16:83-102.




2013 Crossroads Asia Fellowship. (June- August). Berlin. Germany

2010-2011 Fulbright Fellowship. (October- August)

2009 Visiting Fellowship at the Univ. of Kansas, Anthropology Dept. (March-April.)

2007 Visiting Fellowship at the Univ. of Kansas, Anthropology Dept. (Sept.-Nov.)

2007-2009 Research Project: “Language Policy in Kyrgyzstan” (under grant awarded by the

2007 Resource faculty member, Regional Seminar on Excellence in Teaching: “Building

2007 Seminar on research design for CARTI grantees. Budapest, Hungary, August 2007

2007 Academic Fellowship Program; Seminar on Course Design, Kiev, February 2007;

2005-2006 Regional Seminar on Excellence in Teaching: “Teaching Islam in Eurasia,” Kazan

2004-2006 Visiting Scholar, Program on Central Asia and the Caucasus, Harvard University, Central Asian Research and Training Initiative, Open Society Institute, Budapest) Anthropology in Eurasia.” State University, Russia, July 2005; AUCA. Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, July 2006.

2003-2006 Research Project: “Religious Beliefs of Contemporary Rural Kyrgyz” (under grant

2003 Program between AUCA and Indiana University in Bloomington . Course awarded by the Central Asian Research Initiative, Open Society Institute, Budapest) Development Program for AUCA Faculty, January-May, 2003.

American University of Central Asia
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Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic 720060

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