Dr. Sergiusz Bober presents on ethnic community recognition in Central Asia at the ESCAS Conference in Exeter, UK

Last week, ECMI Senior Research Associate Dr. Sergiusz Bober presented a paper co-authored with ECMI Project Assistant Aziz Berdiqulov on the recognition/non-recognition/misrecognition of ethnic communities in Central Asia and Europe, during the 16th European Society for Central Asian Studies (ESCAS) Conference titled “The Globality of Central Asia” organized at the University of Exeter, UK.


The presentation constituted a part of the panel on minorities in Central Asia and provided an introductory and comparative background for following presentations delivered by Nick Megoran (Newcastle University; presentation on authoritarian methods of ethnic conflict prevention in Uzbekistan), Dilnur Reyhan (IFEAC/INALCO; the impact of mass repressions in Xinjiang on Uyghur communities in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan), Aksana Ismailbekova (Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology; Uzbek entrepreneurs in Osh in the aftermath of the 2010 ethnic clashes) and Shavkat Atakhanov (Academy of Science of Kyrgyzstan; adaptation of Uzbek catering business to the post-conflict reality of Osh).

The panel was convened and chaired by Professor Catherine Poujol, Director of IFEAC (French Institute for Central Asian Studies in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan).


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