Gulzat Baialieva is a Phd candidate at the Social Anthropology Department, University of Tuebingen. She holds MA degree in Political Science from Central European University (Hungary) and a graduate diploma in European Civilizations from Bishkek Humanities University (Kyrgyzstan). Currently she is teaching at the Social Anthropology Department, University of Tuebingen (Germany). Her research interests include populism, environmental anthropology, post-socialist transformations, water use in Central Asia and digital ethnography.
Published in: oDRIn Kyrgyzstan, social media hate goes unchecked
In the wake of a contested election, Kyrgyzstan’s civil society activists, opponent politicians, and independent...
Published in: oDRHow Kyrgyz social media backed an imprisoned politician’s meteoric rise to power
Amid post-election chaos, Kyrgyz-language social media was increasingly flooded with support for nationalist...
Published in: oDR: OpinionA decade on, what has been learnt from Kyrgyzstan's 2010 clashes?
If ordinary people improve the prospects for dialogue, they can deescalate violence at critical times. That's how...
Published in: oDR: OpinionPolarisation grows as Kyrgyzstan tackles controversial corruption issues
A high-profile corruption investigation has divided public opinion along familiar regional lines.