Congratulations to the eight, yes EIGHT, Exeter Central Asian Studies associates and friends who completed their PhD and/or graduated in the year 2014/15.
Six doctoral dissertations were completed on the region,
- Catherine Owen (public scrutiny in Russia and a teeny bit of Central Asia),
- Kemel Toktomushev (regime security and political economy in Kyrgyzstan),
- Zulfiya Bakhtibekova (early marriage in Tajikistan),
- Zamira Dildorbekova (Ismailism in Tajikistan),
- Elima Karalaeva (public sector finance in Kyrgyzstan), and
- Lucy Morgan Edwards (Western support to warlords in Afghanistan).
Our friends Tatevik Mnatsakayan (on US/UK security discourse during the war on terror) and Serik Beimenbetov (on the legal responses of democratic governments to far-right movements) also graduated.
Thanks also Catherine Owen who has just completed a post-doctoral period working on the Rising Powers and Conflict Management project.