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Central Asia Workshop

The Central Asia Workshop is an interdisciplinary discussion group sponsored by the UCLA Program on Central Asia. The goal of the workshop is to encourage graduate student research on Central Asia by creating a space where students and interested faculty can discuss research, theory and ideas with others who have experience or interest in the region. The workshop is a forum for exploring recent research and classical and contemporary theoretical perspectives that inform work in Central Asia. Past discussion topics have included Tatar language and identity; environmental activism in Central Asia; mental health, religion and healing in Tajikistan and Uzbekistan; imagining modernity; gendered national identity; and the Uighurs of Xinjiang.

Central Asia Workshop 2016–2017

Theories and Methodologies for Researching Climate Change in Post-Soviet Spaces
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Lunch with Guest Lecturer Sara Koplik

CAW participants are invited to attend lunch with guest speaker Dr. Sara Koplik prior to her lecture later that day.
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Central Asia Workshop: Language Politics in Buryatia

A discussion led by Julia McLean, Anthropology
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Central Asia Workshop 2016/2017 Planning Meeting
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Meetings will be held weekly. Students who attend all workshops can receive course credit by enrolling in History M287/Anthropology M287.

For more information, Please contact Mia Bennett (mbennett7@ucla.edu)
or Aaron Miller (armiller@international.ucla.edu)

Click here to view an archive of Central Asia Workshop topics.