Oybek is Postdoctoral Research Associate, GCRF COMPASS project at the School of Politics and International Relations, University of Kent. He finished his PhD in International Relations with the school in 2018. Prior to that he completed an MPhil in Politics at the University of Sheffield, and an LLM in Comparative Studies of Politics and Administration in Asia at Kyushu University in Japan.
His interdisciplinary research combines areas such as comparative political economy, political history, international relations, and international political economy. His recently published book examines the development of Uzbekistan’s international relations since the collapse of the Soviet Union and explores how concentration of power in the state contributes to the way in which foreign policy is conducted.
Oybek is one of the organisers and key members of the London Central Asia Research Network