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2014 PhD in Development Studies, Department of Philosophy, University of Bonn, Germany, Diploma with honors
2003 MA in Gender Studies, Department of Gender Studies, Central European University, Hungary, Diploma with honors
2002 BA in Psychology, Department of Psychology, American University of Central Asia, Kyrgyzstan, Diploma with honors
2020 – present Principal investigator “Eradicating campus-based violence in post-Soviet Kyrgyzstan: Inclusive research, policy and action”, funding provided by the University of California Global Health Institute, The Women’s Health, Gender, and Empowerment Center of Expertise
2019 (August Visiting Scholar Fellowship, School of Global Studies, University of Indiana, Bloomington, USA
2014-2015 Post-doctoral fellowship by Volkswagen-funded project “Translocal goods”, Institute for Asian and African Studies, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany
2010-2013 Doctoral fellowship by German Academic Exchange Service to pursue program at the Center for Development Research, University of Bonn, Germany
2005-2012 Returning Scholar fellowship by Academic Fellowship Program at Open Society Institute, Budapest, Hungary
2002-2003 Full scholarship by Open Society Institute to pursue MA program at Central European University, Budapest, Hungary
2000-2001 Full scholarship by the United States State Department’s Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (ACCELS/ACTR) to participate in a one-year academic exchange program at the State University of New York, NY, USA
2018- present Co-Director, Center for Critical Gender Studies, American University of Central Asia
2017-present Academic Coordinator
Executive Masters in Development Policies and Practice, Graduate Institute of Geneva and American University of Central Asia
2017 - 2019 Principal Investigator
“Combatting culturally endorsed gender-based violence in Kyrgyzstan through higher education”, Development Marketplace Award, the World Bank.
Grant awarded to implement project “The Impact of Community Empowerment on access to sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and services (including HIV) in line with the Sex Worker Implementation tool (SWIT) for female, male and transgender sex workers” funded by Aidfonds & SOAIDS, Netherlands.
2017 National Analyst
Gender in Society Perception Study, Component on Gender and Migration. Supervised data collection and analysis and produced research report on the national study. Research was funded by the United Nations Peacebuilding Fund.
2016 Quality Control Supervisor
Gender in Society Perception Study, Component on Violence against Women and Girls (Bride kidnapping and child marriage practices) in Kyrgyzstan. Supervised data collection and analysis and produced research report on the national study. Research was funded by the United Nations Peacebuilding Fund.
2015- 2016 Principal Investigator
Grant awarded to conduct research project “Women empowerment in rural Kyrgyzstan: Challenges and Opportunities” within the program Research beyond the Ivory Tower: Policy and Communications Training for University Teams funded by the Norwegian Institute for International Affairs.
2014 Principal co-investigator
Grant awarded to conduct collaborative research project in “Gender and Development” at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway.
2013-2014 Grant awarded to participate in the “Enduring Question of Hate in Human Civilization” program, Hannah Arendt Center, University of Bard, New York, USA.
Grant awarded by the German Society for International Cooperation
German Academic Exchange Service
Department of Development-Related Research
Research entitled “International development and cooperation in Central Asia”.
Grant awarded by the Fiat Panis Foundation (Germany)
Research entitled “Social organization of gender”.
Grant awarded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, International Opportunities Fund Program,
Research entitled “Women's non-governmental organizations in Kyrgyzstan, international funding, and the social organization of gender”.
Refereed journal articles
Kim, E. (in press). The global ruling of local crisis intervention. An institutional ethnography of anti-violence work in Kyrgyzstan. Violence against Women.
Kim, E. & Karioris, F. (2020). Bound to be grooms: The imbrication of economy, ecology, and bride kidnapping in Kyrgyzstan. Gender, Place, and Society. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1080/0966369X.2020.1829561
Kim, E. (2020). Re-feminizing the post-soviet women: Identity, politics and virginity ceremonies in contemporary Kyrgyzstan. Journal of Gender Studies, 29(6), 706-716. DOI: 10.1080/09589236.2020.1758043
Kim, E., & Standal, K. (2019). Empowered by electricity? The political economy of gender and energy in rural Naryn. Gender, Technology and Development. DOI: 10.1080/09718524.2019.1596558
Kim, E., Myrzabekova, M., Molchanova, E., & Yarova, O. (2018). The making of empowered women: Exploring gender and development practice in Kyrgyzstan. Central Asian Survey, 37(2), 228-246.
Campbell, M., & Kim, E. (2018). The (missing) subjects of research on gender and global governance: Toward inquiry into the ruling relations of development. Business Ethics: A European Review. DOI:10.1111/beer.12189
Werner, C., Edling, C., Kim, E., Sartbay, F., Kleinbach, R., Becker, C., Teachout, W. (2018). Bride kidnapping in post-Soviet Eurasia: A roundtable discussion. Central Asian Survey. DOI:10.1080/02634937.2018.1511519
Molchanova, E., Horne, S., Kim, E., & Yarova, O. (2017). Hybridized indigenous healing in the Kyrgyz Republic: Helping survivors of violence. Women & Therapy (41), 1-2, 69-82, DOI: 10.1080/02703149.2017.1324187
Kim, E. (2014). Conceptual practice of “rural wellbeing” in Uzbekistan: Contradictions and implications for gender equality. Rural Society, 23(3), 242–255.
Campbell, M., & Kim, E. (2011). Working across Boundaries: Exploring the Relations of Researching Gender and Development. Women & Therapy, 34(3), 261-278.
Kim, E. (2004). Women’s involvement in religious fundamentalism: A case study of Hizb Ut-Tahrir, Kyrgyzstan. Women’s Studies Review, 9, 39-59. Galway: National University of Ireland.
Kim, E. (2019). Child marriage in Kyrgyzstan: Exploring institutional ambivalences in constructing the “victim”. In D. Bühler-Niederberger and L. Alberth (Eds.), Victim, Perpetrator, or What Else?: Generational and Gender Perspectives on Children, Youth, and Violence (Sociological Studies of Children and Youth, Vol. 25), pp. 171-189. Bingley, West Yorkshire: Emerald Publishing Limited. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1537-466120190000025010
Kim, E., & Molchanova, E. (2019). Resurgence of ethnic sports in post-Soviet Kyrgyzstan: Still hunting for women. In G. Molnar, S. Amin, Y. Kanemasu (Eds.), Women, Sport and Exercise in the Asia-Pacific region: Domination-resistance-accommodation, pp. 49-61. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge.
Kim, E. (2018). Sustainability of irrigation in Uzbekistan: Implications for women farmers. In P. T. Chandrasekaran (Ed.), Water and sustainability. London, New England: IntechOpen.
Kim, E. (2018). Explicating translocal organization of everyday life: Stories from rural Uzbekistan. In M. Stephan-Emmrich and Ph. Schröder (Eds.), Mobilities, Boundaries, and Travelling Ideas: Rethinking Translocality Beyond Central Asia and the Caucasus. OpenBookPublishers.
Kim, E., Hornidge, A-K., & Schetter, C. (in press). Uzbekistani agrarian policy reforms and their gendered effects on women's water-management practices. In L. Bisaillon (Ed.), Impact of public policy on everyday life: The policy stories that people tell. The Netherlands: Springer.
Molchanova, E., Kim, E., Galako, T. (2016). Psychiatry in Kyrgyz Republic: Between the Soviet past and vague future. In I. Krasnov (Ed.), Handbook of Psychiatry in Russia and Central Asia. London: Routledge.
Kim, E., & Hornidge, A-K. (2015). IWRM in Uzbekistan: A global concept with local consequences. In Integrated water resources management: Concept, research and implementation. The Netherlands: Springer.
Kim, E. (2015). Exploring crisis intervention as practice: An institutional ethnography. In E. Molchanova & N. Agazade (Eds.), Mental health services in emergencies and crises: Guidelines for emergency responders. Bishkek: American University of Central Asia.
Kim, E., & Campbell, M. (2013). Violence against women and peace building: Tracking ruling relations in women’s development NGO in Kyrgyzstan. In A. Choudry and D. Kapoor (Eds.) NGO-ization: Complicity, contradictions and prospects, pp. 185-206. London: Zed Books.
Molchanova, E., Kosterina, E., Kim, E., Horne, S. G., Latipova, K., & Koga, M. (2013). Counseling in the Kyrgyz Republic. In T. H. Hohenshil, N. E. Amundson & S. G. Niles (Eds.), Counseling around the world: An international handbook, pp. 107-116 . Washington, DC: American Counseling Association.
Molchanova, E., Kim, E., Horne, S., Aitpaeva, G., Alymkulov, J., Ten, V., & Pohilko, D. (2009). Status of Counseling in Kyrgyzstan. In L. H. Gerstein, P. P. Heppner, S. Ægisdóttir, S. M. A. Leung, & K. L. Norsworthy (Eds.), International handbook of cross-cultural counseling, pp. 265-281. London: Sage Publications.
Kim, E. (2011). Qualitative methodology and the psychology of participation in religious fundamentalism. In Psychology laboratory review, pp. 58-69. Bishkek: American University of Central Asia.
Kim, E. A. (2014). International development and research in Central Asia: Exploring the knowledge-based social organisation of gender. Doctoral dissertation, University of Bonn, 2014). Retrieved from University of Bonn database.
Kim, E. A. (2003). Women’s involvement in religious fundamentalism: A case study of Hizb Ut-Tahrir Kyrgyzstan. Unpublished master’s thesis, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary.
Kim, E. (2017). Women and Labor Migration in Kyrgyzstan. UN Women Gender in Society Perception Study. Bishkek: UN Women.
Kim, E. (2016). Violence against Women and Girls. UN Women Gender in Society Perception Study. Bishkek: UN Women.
Kim, E. & Ukueva, N. (2016). Gender, poverty and environment in rural Kyrgyzstan: Issues of natural resource management, biodiversity and environmental degradation. Bishkek: UNDP/UNEP/PEI.
Kim, E. (2014). Case-based analysis of existing economic and environmental practices of rural women in Suusamyr ayil okmotu, Kyrgyz Republic. UNDP-UNEP Poverty and Environment Initiative. Bishkek: UDNP.
Ukueva, N. & Kim, E. (2014). Desk review of research on gender and environment. UNDP-UNEP Poverty and Environment Initiative. Bishkek: UDNP.