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Meerim Maturaimova

Assistant Professor

European Studies

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New Campus

Phone: +996 312 915000

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Room: 215

Assistant Professor

Sociology

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New Campus

Phone: +996 312 915000

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Room: 215

EDUCATION

 

Central European University, Budapest, Hungary                          

Master of Arts in Central European History

September 2014 – June 2015

Thesis Title: “Memory of Territory as an Ethnic Narrative. Kyrgyz and Uzbek Narratives in Kyrgyzstan”                                          

 

University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom                                 

Master of Science in Nationalism Studies

September 2010 – November 2011  

Thesis Title: “Nationalism and the State in Kyrgyzstan: the Case of Kyrgyz-Uzbek Interethnic Relations (1991 - 2010)”

 

Kyrgyz National University, Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic                  

Bachelor of Arts in International Relations (Hons)

Major: Regional Conflict Prevention

September 2006 – June 2010

Thesis Title: “Kyrgyz-American Diplomatic Relations: Future Perspectives”

 

SKILLS

 Excellent presentation, writing and communication skills

Excellent analytical and organizational skills

Excellent negotiation, conflict prevention and conflict resolution skills

Languages: Russian, English – fluent; Kyrgyz, Kazakh – intermediate

Computer skills: MS Office, Adobe Photoshop, Corel Draw

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

 Lecturer in Critical Thinking, Theory and Practice of Intercultural Communication

International Academy of Business, Almaty, Kazakh Republic

September 2013 – August 2014

Read lectures to undergraduate students in English and prepare Power Point presentations of lectures, run tutorials and facilitate seminar style discussions on:

- Critical thinking (e.g. fair-mindedness, the mind’s distinctive functions, universal intellectual standards, ethical reasoning)

- Intercultural communication (e.g. identity, nonverbal codes and cultural space, intercultural transitions)

 

Lecturer in Sociology, Political Science

University of International Business, Almaty, Kazakh Republic

September 2013 – May 2014

Read lectures to undergraduate students in English and prepare Power Point presentations of lectures, run tutorials and facilitate seminar style discussions on:

  • Sociological topics (e.g. social order, identity, class, environment) and methods of social enquiry (e.g. survey, ethnography, case study)
  • Political science (e.g. decision-making, political behavior, public policies)

 

Lecturer in Sociology, Academic Writing

International IT University, Almaty, Kazakh Republic

August 2012 –August 2013

Read lectures to undergraduate students in English and prepare Power Point presentations of lectures, run tutorials and facilitate seminar style discussions on:

  • Academic writing (e.g. how to analyze the implications of questions, use evidence)
  • Sociological topics and methods of social enquiry

 Research Analyst

Oxus International, Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic                         

January –July 2012

Assisted in conduction of field research for long-term research project on social issues related to gold mining sector in Kyrgyzstan for the World Bank:

- Collected information from various government sources

- Conducted focus groups and interviews (in collaboration with the lead researcher)

- Documented data via notes and photographs

- Sorted out the collected interview notes, photographs, and audio files

- Transcribed and translated interviews

- Contributed to the writing of the final report

 Intern Assistant to Project Management Specialist/Public Outreach and Humanitarian Assistance

USAID Kyrgyzstan, Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic

June 2009 – July 2010

Wrote press-releases for USAID projects

Translated and interpreted from Russian into English and vice versa

Corresponded with partner media organizations

Assisted in organization of events (social marketing campaigns, celebration of public holidays)

 

AWARDS AND GRANTS RECEIVED

 

  • Partial scholarship for studies at a Master’s program at the Central European University, May 2014
  • Individual grant for the “Explaining Nonviolence in Uzgen during the 2010 Kyrgyz-Uzbek Conflict in the South of Kyrgyzstan” field research project issued by Soros Foundation, March 2014
  • Meritorious award for active participation in University life and contribution to the development of IT in Kazakh Republic, issued by International IT University, May 2013
  • Full scholarship for studies at a Master’s program at the University of Edinburgh, issued jointly by Soros Foundation and University of Edinburgh, July 2010

 

OFFERED COURSES

  •       Sociology of Conflict

 

CONFERENCES AND PUBLICATIONS

 

  • “Global Minority Rights: The Impact of Boundary Politics on Identity and Inequality” International Summer School organized by Middlesex University and Tom Lantos Institute. National University of Public Service, Budapest, July 2015
  • “Teaching Integrity in Higher Education Institutions” Workshop organized by Integrity Action Network. KIMEP University, Almaty, March 2014
  • Conference Publication “Kyrgyz-American Cultural Exchange: Firsthand Experience”, the 9th Annual American Studies Symposium in Central Asia organized by US Embassy in Kyrgyzstan. Diplomatic Academy, Bishkek, May 2012
  • “The Politics of Memory in Transition: Applying Methods of Conflict Analysis and Approaches of Conflict Resolution to Central Asia” International Summer School organized by DAAD. Kazakh State Law Academy, Astana, September 2011

 REFERENCES

 Farrell Styers, Director, Oxus International, fstyers@gmail.com

 

Fatima Kasmahunova, Project Management Specialist/Public Outreach and Humanitarian Assistance USAID/CAR in the Kyrgyz Republic +996 553 080 255

Marsha Siefert, Associate Professor, Department of History, Central European University

+36 1 327-3000 x 2110, siefertm@ceu.edu

 

James Kennedy, Program Director, MSc in Nationalism Studies, University of Edinburgh

+44 (0) 131 650 4250, J.Kennedy@ed.ac.uk

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