Zhazira Agabekova
Assistant Professor
Office Phone:
(70) 5798

Research Interest

Her research interests include issues in the ethnolinguistics, onomastics, cultural studies, cognitive linguistics, Kazakh and Turkic linguistic terms.

Selected Publications
Courses Offered

Zhazira Agabekova holds a Candidate of philological sciences degree in Turkic languages from A. Baytursynuly Institute of Linguistics at NAS RK. Zhazira worked as a teacher, senior teacher, lecturer, deputy dean, head of the chair at the A.Yasawi International Kazakh-Turkish University. Before joining Nazarbayev University Zhazira Agabekova worked as Associate Professor at the Chair of Oriental Studies at L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University. She has about 30 scientific articles published in foreign and national press institutions and training-methodical manuals.


  • Winner of President Nursultan Nazarbayev international educational grant “Bolashak” (scientific practice, Turkey, 2011);
  • The owner of the educational grant ISESCO on practical course of Arabic language (2004);
  • Grant holder of the Egyptian Fund for Technical Cooperation with the CIS countries at the Foreign Ministry of Egypt (2003).

Teaching areas:

  • Ethnolinguistics
  • Contemporary Kazakh language
  • Kazakh language