Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Public Policy, Nazarbayev University
Dr Aziz Burkhanov is an associate professor in the Graduate School of Public Policy at Nazarbayev University. His research interests include nationalism and identity theories, national identity politics, policies and practices, with a special focus on identity issues and their perceptions in public narratives in the former Soviet area. He has worked in policy analysis and consulting as a research fellow at the Institute of World Economics and Politics, a think tank advising the Kazakhstan government, and as a senior associate at IHS Cambridge Energy Research Associates (CERA). In 2013, Dr Burkhanov received his PhD in Central Eurasian Studies at Indiana University.