Four Russian Flagship Students Receive "Visualizing Central Asia" Grants

About "Visualizing Central Asia"

During the summer of 2020, the UCLA Program on Central Asia invited students to create short videos about the Central Asian region. These projects explore the students' connections with the area, drawing on relevant courses, study abroad, research, and/or issues of personal concern. The videos cover a range of topics, including politics, society, language, food, architecture, and gender. Together, they offer a portrait of Central Asia from a variety of perspectives, contributing to our understanding of a region that is often overlooked. 

Four UCLA Russian Flagship students and two doctoral students received grants to create their videos.

Alexa: Almaty architecture, based on studies in Almaty in summer 2019 (RLASP) and her senior thesis in the Department of History;


Camille: Kazakh cuisine, based on the Russian Language and Area Studies Program (RLASP), Summer 2020;


 Joseph: Contemporary activism, based on RLASP, Summer 2020 and research in the Department of Political Science


Juliette: Virtual language studies, RLASP, Summer 2020;


Brain, graduate student in Socio-cultural Anthropology: ethnographic research in Bhutan


Nivedita, graduate student in History: dissertation fieldwork in the Central Himalayas