Department of Sociology and Anthropology

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Nazarbayev University launches a new rubric on Instagram, “Professor Live”

You will spend a day with NU professor to learn more about the field of professor’s study, curriculum, school and the opportunity to ask interesting questions during live streams on August 6th at 4:00 pm on Instagram. Follow the stories and leave your questions in the comments. The first guest is Ulan Bigozhin, Assistant Professor […]

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“Ethnography of the Kazakh steppe of the colonial period”: Online lecture by Alima Bisenova

The Tselinniy Center for Contemporary Culture conducts a series of online lectures from leading experts in Kazakhstan and other countries created under quarantine. The first invited guest was Alima Bisenova, an assistant professor of sociology and anthropology at the School of Sciences and Humanities. In a short lecture course “Ethnography of the Kazakh steppe of […]

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Bioarchaeology and Bronze Age Kazakhstan: Visiting scholar hosts NU undergraduate workshop

During October 2019, the Sociology and Anthropology Department hosted Bioarchaeology Professor Elissa Bullion (University of Pittsburgh) who provided a hands-on learning opportunity in human remains analysis to the School of Sciences and Humanities students at Nazarbayev University. The workshop was held in the Anthropology Laboratory where volunteers learned skills for deciphering the age, sex, anatomy, […]

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Summer archaeology: Nazarbayev University’s faculty and students excavate east Kazakhstan’s Semey region

Summer archaeology: NU faculty and students excavate east Kazakhstan’s Semey region This summer Professor Paula Dupuy and history faculty Aidyn Zhunishkhanov led archaeological excavations in the Semey region to uncover new information on its ancient societies. The team included undergraduate and graduate students from Nazarbayev University, Shakarim State University of Semey, and the United States (Washington University […]

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Graduate student from Mexico is studying koumiss

Great steppe culture and Kazakh national cuisine are attracting great interest among foreigners. For example, Sandra Real from Mexico is currently exploring the koumiss nutritious drink. Sandra’s interest in the national drink grew stronger as she learned that in addition to taste, this drink helps to cure many diseases. Therefore, her first thesis in undergraduate […]

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