Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research

Making sense of the social world


 

About

I am Director of Graduate Studies (Taught) and a Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Kent’s School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research, Medway campus.

My main interests are political economy, social theory and ethics. Currently, I am writing up four research projects:

  • Geopolitics and competing economic imaginaries in Central Asia (with Dr Elmira Satybaldieva)
  • The moral economy of credit in Kyrgyzstan (with Dr Elmira Satybaldieva)
  • The neoliberal judiciary and property rights in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan
  • Social justice philanthropy in the UK

Career

Before joining SSPSSR in 2004, I was a visiting lecturer at the Sociology Department, American University – Central Asia (2002-04), at the Sociology Department, Novosibirsk State University (2000-02), and at the Economics Department, University of Central England in Birmingham (1999-2000). I was also senior research fellow at the Management Department, University of Central England in Birmingham (1998-1999).

Education

1993-97 - PhD Sociology, University of Lancaster

1991-92 - MSc Agricultural Economics, University of Oxford

1987-90 - BA Economics, University of Lancaster

Contact Information

Address

Room 230, Cornwallis East
University of Kent
Canterbury, Kent CT2 7NF

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Publications

Also view these in the Kent Academic Repository

Forthcoming
Sanghera, B. and Satybaldieva, E. (2018). Economic development in Central Asia: neoliberal strategies and counter-hegemonic projects. in: Montgomery, D. ed. Central Asia in Context: A Thematic Introduction to the Region. University of Pittsburgh Press.
Article
Sanghera, B. (2018). Contributive injustice and unequal division of labour in the voluntary sector. Sociological Research Online [Online] 23:308-327. Available at: http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/1360780418754905.
Sanghera, B. and Satybaldieva, E. (2018). Global capitalism in Central Asia and competing economic imaginaries. openDemocracy [Online]. Available at: https://www.opendemocracy.net/od-russia/balihar-sanghera-and-elmira-satybaldieva/global-capitalism-in-central-asia.
Sanghera, B. (2018). Emotions as evaluative judgements: understanding volunteers' evaluative feelings about things that matter to them. Voluntary Sector Review [Online] 9:273-291. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1332/204080518X15394189861962.
Sanghera, B. (2017). Charitable giving and reflexive individuals: how personal reflexivity mediates between structure and agency. Social Science Information [Online] 56:28-48. Available at: https://uk.sagepub.com/en-gb/eur/journal/social-science-information.
Sanghera, B. (2016). Charitable giving and lay morality: understanding sympathy, moral evaluations and social positions. The Sociological Review [Online] 64:294-311. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-954X.12332.
Sanghera, B. (2015). Economic dystopia in Kyrgyzstan. openDemocracy [Online]. Available at: https://www.opendemocracy.net/od-russia/balihar-sanghera/economic-dystopia-in-kyrgyzstan.
Sanghera, B. (2015). Unmasking Central Asia's neoliberal judges. openDemocracy [Online]. Available at: https://www.opendemocracy.net/od-russia/balihar-sanghera/unmasking-central-asias-neoliberal-judges.
Sanghera, B. and Satybaldieva, E. (2012). Ethics of Property, Illegal Settlements and the Right to Subsistence. International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy [Online] 32:96-114. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/01443331211201798.
Sanghera, B., Ablezova, M. and Botoeva, A. (2012). Attachment, emotions and kinship caregiving: an investigation into separation distress and family relatedness in post-Soviet Kyrgyzstani households. Families, Relationships and Societies [Online] 1:379-396. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/204674312X656293.
Sanghera, B., Ablezova, M. and Botoeva, A. (2011). Everyday morality in families and a critique of social capital: an investigation into moral judgements, responsibilities and sentiments in Kyrgyzstani households. Theory and Society [Online] 40:167-190. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11186-011-9138-4.
Sanghera, B. (2010). Why are Kyrgyzstan's slum dwellers so angry? openDemocracy [Online]. Available at: https://www.opendemocracy.net/od-russia/balihar-sanghera/why-are-kyrgyzstan's-slum-dwellers-so-angry.
Sanghera, B. (2010). Simpatizar con los chabolistas y comprender la economia moral de la tierra(Having sympathy for slum dwellers and understanding the moral economy of land). Ecología Política [Online] 40:96-101. Available at: http://www.jstor.org/stable/41420385.
Sanghera, B. (2010). Wanted: Economic equality to mend Kyrgyzstan. openDemocracy [Online]. Available at: http://www.opendemocracy.net/od-russia/balihar-sanghera/wanted-economic-equality-to-mend-kyrgyzstan.
Sanghera, B. and Satybaldieva, E. (2009). Moral sentiments and economic practices in Kyrgyzstan: the internal embeddedness of a moral economy. Cambridge Journal of Economics [Online] 33:921-935. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/cje/bem020.
Sanghera, B., Olsen, W. and Lyon, F. (2009). Introduction (This article appears in:Special focus: Moral Economy and Development Economics). Cambridge Journal of Economics [Online] 33:871-873. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/cje/bep053.
Sanghera, B. and Ilyasov, A. (2008). The social embeddedness of professions in Kyrgyzstan: an investigation into professionalism, institutions and emotions. Europe-Asia Studies [Online] 60:643-661. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09668130801999904.
Sanghera, B. and Iliasov, A. (2008). Moral sentiments and professionalism in post-soviet Kyrgyzstan: understanding professional practices and ethics. International Sociology [Online] 23:447-467. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0268580908088900.
Sanghera, B., Ilyasov, A. and Satybaldieva, E. (2006). Understanding the moral economy of post-Soviet societies: an investigation into moral sentiments and material interests in Kyrgyzstan. International Social Science Journal [Online] 58:715-727. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-2451.2008.00664.x.
Ram, M. et al. (2002). Ethnic Minority Enterprise in its Urban Context: South Asian Restaurants in Birmingham MacLachlan, I. and Syrontinsky, M. eds. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research [Online] 26:24-40. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1468-2427.00361.
Sanghera, B. (2002). Microbusiness, household and class dynamics: the embedding of minority ethnic commerce MacLachlan, I. and Syrontinsky, M. eds. Sociological Review [Online] 50:241-257. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-954X.00365.
Ram, M. et al. (2001). Making the link: households and small business activity in a multi-ethnic context MacLachlan, I. and Syrontinsky, M. eds. Community, Work and Family [Online] 4:327-348. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01405110120089378.
Ram, M. et al. (2001). 'Apprentice Entrepreneurs'? Ethnic Minority Workers in the Independent Restaurant Sector MacLachlan, I. and Syrontinsky, M. eds. Work Employment & Society [Online] 15:353-372. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/09500170122118995.
Sanghera, B. et al. (2000). Training and ethnic minority firms: the case of the independent restaurant sector. Education and Training [Online] 42:334-341. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/00400910010347803.
Sanghera, B. et al. (2000). Ethnic minority business in comparative perspective: The case of the independent restaurant sector. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies [Online] 26:495-510. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/713680492.
Sanghera, B. et al. (2000). "Currying favour with the locals": Balti owners and business enclaves. Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour & Research [Online] 6:41-55. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/13552550010323230.
Book section
Sanghera, B. (2016). The moral economy of post-socialist capitalism: professionals, rentiers and fraud. in: Whyte, D. and Wiegratz, J. eds. Neoliberalism and the Moral Economy of Fraud. Routledge, pp. 57-71. Available at: https://www.routledge.com/products/9781138930377.
Sanghera, B. and Bradley, K. (2015). Social justice, liberalism and philanthropy: the tensions and limitations of British foundations. in: Morvardi, B. ed. New Philanthropy and Social Justice: Debating the conceptual and policy discourse. Policy Press, pp. 175-190.
Sanghera, B. (2012). 'Am I bothered?' Everyday morality and moral concerns and their implications for charitable giving and the Big Society (Chapter 4). in: Steeds, A. ed. Philanthropy and a better society. London, pp.37-44: Alliance Publishing Trust, pp. 37-44. Available at: http://www.cgap.org.uk/uploads/PABS/PABS%20chpt%204%20BS.pdf.
Sanghera, B. and Ilyasov, A. (2007). Theorising Morality and Economic Behaviour in Kyrgyzstan: Some Issues of Professional Practices. in: Sanghera, B., Amsler, S. and Yarkova, T. eds. Theorising Social Change in Post-Soviet Countries: Critical Approaches. Pieterlen: Peter Lang, pp. 337-362.
Sanghera, B. and Amsler, S. (2007). Introduction: Post-Soviet Social Science - Reaching Beyond Neoliberalism and Neoconservatism. in: Sanghera, B., Amsler, S. and Yarkova, T. eds. Theorising Social Change in Post-Soviet Countries: Critical Approaches. Pieterlen: Verlag Peter Lang, pp. 11-19.
Sanghera, B. (2004). After the cultural turn, a return to the moral economy. in: Harrington, C., Salem, A. and Zurabishvili, T. eds. After Communism: Critical Perspectives on Society and Sociology. Pieterlen: Verlag Peter Lang, pp. 181-197.
Edited book
Sanghera, B., Amsler, S. and Yarkova, T. eds. (2007). Theorising Social Change in Post-Soviet Countries: Critical Approaches. Verlag Peter Lang.
Internet publication
Sanghera, B. and Satybaldieva, E. (2018). Central Asia is the new economic battleground for the US, China and Russia [internet magazine]. Available at: https://theconversation.com/central-asia-is-the-new-economic-battleground-for-the-us-china-and-russia-98263.
Monograph
Sanghera, B. et al. (2012). Illegal settlements and city registration in Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan: Implications for legal empowerment, politics and ethnic tensions. Open Society Foundations. Available at: http://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/reports/illegal-settlements-and-city-registration-kyrgyzstan-and-kazakhstan-implications-legal.
Sanghera, B. (2011). Charitable giving, everyday morality and a critique of Bourdieusian theory: An investigation into disinterested judgements, moral concerns and reflexivity in the UK. Centre for Charitable Giving and Philanthropy.
Other
Sanghera, B. (2017). ?????????? ?????????? ? ??????????? ????: ?????? «???????????» (Global Powers and Competing 'Fixes' in Central Asia). 2017 [website].
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Research Interests

My main interests are political economy, social theory and ethics. I am writing up four research projects:

  • Geopolitics and competing economic imaginaries in Central Asia (with Dr Elmira Satybaldieva)
  • The moral economy of credit in Kyrgyzstan (with Dr Elmira Satybaldieva)
  • The neoliberal judiciary and property rights in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan
  • Social justice philanthropy in the UK

Current

  • Geopolitics and competing economic imaginaries in Central Asia (with Dr Elmira Satybaldieva, started in September 2017) - examines how the US, Russia and China compete to regulate Central Asia to address their own capitalist contradictions and crises.
  • The new political economy in Kyrgyzstan: the rise of the rentier class (with Dr Elmira Satybaldieva, started in April 2015) - examines the rise of the rentier class and their effects on people's lives, focusing on microfinance, banking, real estate, monopolies and markets.
  • Illegal settlements, property rights and the judiciary: everyday politics and justice in Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan (started in August 2011) - investigates how poor groups understand property and human rights, focusing on what moral claims they make, and how they are subsequently treated by the judiciary and the state.
  • Social justice philanthropy: implications for policy and practice (with Dr Kate Bradley, started in January 2011) - explores how philanthropic foundations in pursue social justice and change, drawing upon cultural and moral beliefs and values to make their judgements.

Recent

  • The moral economy of charitable giving: working and middle class philanthropy in the UK (completed in June 2018) - examines how working and middle class groups morally frame their charitable giving and volunteering, and the implications for understanding class and morality.
  • Families and friendship: an investigation into ethics, emotions and poverty in Kyrgyzstan (with Mehrigiul Ablezova and Aisalkyn Botoeva, completed in December 2008) - investigates how poverty, human emotions and morality shape family responsibilities, inter-household practices and friendship.
  • Kyrgyzstani moral economy: an investigation into professional ethics (with Aibek Ilyasov, completed in May 2006) - explores the nature of professionalism after the collapse of the Soviet Union.
  • Kyrgyzstani political economy: moral aspects of the social and economic transformation (with Elmira Satybaldieva, completed in December 2004) - examines how people negotiate the shifting demands of the market, family, community and the state as they strive to attain a socially dignified existence.

Past

Prior to my interests on post-communism and philanthropy, my research focused on the social embeddedness of markets and businesses in the UK. I completed my doctoral thesis on fruit and vegetable market traders and marketplaces in West Midlands, at the Sociology Department, Lancaster University, UK. Then I became a senior research fellow at the University of Central England (now re-named Birmingham City University) to investigate ethnic minority restaurant businesses in Birmingham, UK.

Research funding

  • April 2015-16, Faculty of Social Science, University of Kent, research grant, The new political economy in Kyrgyzstan: the rise of the rentier class (£4,995). Balihar Sanghera (principal investigator) and Elmira Satybaldieva (co-investigator).
  • August 2011-July 2013, British Academy research grant, Subsistence claims, property rights and poor groups: everyday politics and justice in Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan (£7,500). Balihar Sanghera (principal investigator).
  • July-October 2011, Open Society Institute Central Eurasian Project research grant, Illegal settlements and residential registration in Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan: an investigation into human rights of poor groups and the constitution ($7,000). Balihar Sanghera (principal investigator).
  • January 2011-December 2012, ESRC research grant Social justice philanthropy: implications for policy and practice (£66,838). Balihar Sanghera (principal investigator) and Kate Bradley (co-investigator).
  • January-April 2009, British Academy research grant, The moral aspects of economic survival and political resistance in Kyrgyzstan (£7,410). Balihar Sanghera (principal investigator).
  • April 2008-13, ESRC research grant, The moral economy of charitable giving: working and middle class philanthropy in the UK, part of a larger ERSC grant for Centre for Charitable Giving and Philanthropy (£497,679). John Mohan (principal investigator), Iain Wilkinson, Balihar Sanghera and Matthew Bond (co-investigators), and Beth Breeze (research assistant).
  • May 2007-08, Faculty of Social Science, University of Kent, research grant, Families and friendship: an investigation into ethics, emotions and poverty in Kyrgyzstan (£665). Balihar Sanghera (principal investigator) and Mehrigiul Ablezova and Aisalkyn Botoeva (research assistants).
  • May 2006-07, Faculty of Social Science, University of Kent, research grant, Kyrgyzstani moral economy: an investigation into professional ethics (£744). Balihar Sanghera (principal investigator) and Aibek Ilyasov (research assistant).
  • January-May 2004, Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Security, Kyrgyzstan and the American University-Central Asia research grant, Kyrgyzstani political economy: moral aspects of the social and economic transformation ($800). Balihar Sanghera (principal investigator) and Elmira Satybaldieva (co-investigator).

 

Supervision

I am keen to supervise any PhD students whose interests relate to any of the above topics. If you have a proposal and you are interested in studying at the University of Kent, please email me to discuss it further.

Current PhD students

  • Lesley Alborough - Fundraising and philanthropy (ESRC-funded)
  • Theerapat Ungsuchaval - Metagovernance and the voluntary sector in Thailand (government scholarship)

Dave Yates - Place and identity (ESRC-funded) - completed in 2016
Veronika Stoyanova - Bulgarian political crisis (School scholarship) - completed in 2017.


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Teaching

Current

My teaching interests include sociological theory, social ethics, political sociology and research methods and philosophies. I enjoy teaching, and try to convey some of my enthusiasm for theorising and research to my students.

Most of my teaching is at the Medway campus where I convene four modules at the undergraduate level: SO345 Sociological Perspectives and Concepts, SO346 Social Practices and Institutions, SO556 Social Ethics and SO713 Politics and Power. I also contribute on SO647 Sociological Research Methods.

I also convene a postgraduate module SO823 Social Change and Political Order, and occasionally contribute on SO883 Contemporary Social Theory.

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Activity

Professional activities

  • Participated in the development of research skills and higher education in Central Asia through my collaboration with the Central Asian Research and Teaching Initiative (CARTI) programme, sponsored by the Open Society Institute, Budapest (2002-12)
  • Involved with the Sociology Department at Novosibirsk State University, to further teaching and research in social identities in transforming societies (2005-07)
  • Organised with Tatiana Yarkova and Mehrigiul Ablezova the International Sociology Conference in Bishkek, 17-21 June 2003
  • Worked for four years as a Civic Education Project visiting fellow, teaching economics and sociology at universities in Novosibirsk and Bishkek (2000-04)

External examiner

  • January 2013 - June 2017, External Examiner for BSc Social Studies programme, South Essex College, Essex
  • March 2011, External Panel Member, Periodic Programme Review for the BSc Social Studies programme, South Essex College, Essex
  • May 2010, External Examiner for an undergraduate thesis, Sociology Department, American University – Central Asia, Bishkek
  • May 2008, External Examiner, Sociology Department, American University - Central Asia, Bishkek
  • October 2007, External Examiner for a PhD thesis on NGOs in Balochistan at the University of Karachi
  • 9 August 2005, External Examiner for a PhD thesis on higher education in Kyrgyzstan at the London School of Economics

Referee

Journal Referee for Sociological Theory, Theory & Society, International Sociology, European Journal of Social Theory, Sociological Inquiry, American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Social Policy, Europe-Asia Studies, Central Asian Survey, Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, Social and Cultural Geography, Voluntary Sector Review, Australian Journal of Social Issues, Policy & Society, Families, Relationships and Societies, and Children & Society

  • 2013 British Academy Reviewer on moral economy
  • 2012 VolkswagenStiftung Reviewer on Kyrgyzstan
  • 2010 ESRC Reviewer on philanthropy
  • 2009 ESRC Reviewer on moral economy
  • 2008 ESRC Reviewer on humanitarianism
  • 2006 ESRC Rapporteur on Russian capitalism

Visiting fellowships

  • September-December 2017, George F. Kennan Scholar, Kennan Institute, Woodrow Wilson Center, Washington, DC
  • May-December 2013, Visiting Fellow, Sociology Department, Boston University
  • May-December 2013, Research Associate, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University
  • January-May 2009,Visiting Fellow, Sociology Department, Boston University
  • January-May 2009, Research Associate, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University

National and international presentations

  • 15 June 2018, ‘Justice and meaningful unpaid work,’ Re-imaging Civil Society Workshop, University of Kent
  • 6-8 June 2018, ‘Global power and competing economic imaginaries in Central Asia,’ EISA European Workshops in International Studies, University of Groningen (with Elmira Satybaldieva)
  • 22-23 March 2018, ‘Russia’s and China’s economic strategies in Central Asia,’ International Conference on One Belt and One Road, Laval University (invited, with Elmira Satybaldieva)
  • 11 December 2017, ‘Global powers and competing fixes in Central Asia,’ Central Asia Program, George Washington University (invited)
  • 16 November 2017, ‘Contesting visions and strategies in Central Asia: the Washington Consensus, EEU and BRI,’ Kennan Institute, Woodrow Wilson Center
  • 1-2 September 2017, ‘The neoliberal moral economy of property rights,’ Workshop on Property Rights in Emerging Economies, KIMEP
  • 29 June – 2 July 2017, Joint ESCAS-CESS Conference, ‘The neoliberal moral economy of credit,’ American University – Central Asia
  • 26-28 November 2016, ‘Why is credit a problem in Kyrgyzstan: unearned income, debt and interest,’ Workshop on Central Asia Days, Stockholm (invited)
  • 2 June 2015, ‘Using reflexivity to understand charitable giving,’ Workshop on Reflexivity, University of Warwick (invited)
  • 26 February 2015, ‘An eclectic account of lay morality and charitable giving,’ School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research, University of Kent (invited)
  • 17 February 2015, ‘An eclectic account of lay morality and charitable giving,’ Sociology Department, University of Warwick (invited)
  • 14 November 2014, ‘Power, morality and charity,’ Workshop on The Peculiar Institution of Charity: the morality of charitable giving and receiving, CASS Business School, City University (invited)
  • 13-19 July 2014, ‘Lay ethics, distortions and charitable giving,’ 18th ISA World Congress of Sociology, Yokohama
  • 13-19 July 2014, ‘The moral economy critique of philanthropy: understanding the limits of social justice in British foundations,’ 18th ISA World Congress of Sociology, Yokohama
  • 7-8 July 2014, ‘Lay ethics, distortions and charitable giving,’ ‘Why Charity?’ The Politics and Ethics of Charity, University of Brighton
  • 14-15 May 2014, ‘The moral economy critique of philanthropy: understanding the limits of social justice in British foundations,’ Conference on Charity, Philanthropy and Development, University of Sussex
  • 30 April 2014, ‘Moral economy and social theory: understanding lay normativity, moral concerns, suffering and inequalities,’ Management School, University of Stirling
  • 9-11 April 2014, ‘Liberalism, philanthropy and social justice: a critique of Foucauldian analysis of philanthropic foundations,’ Conference on Ideals and Reality in Social Ethics, University of South Wales, Newport
  • 17 March 2014, ‘The moral economy perspective in the post-socialist region: understanding moral concerns, suffering and inequalities,’ Workshop on Understanding Neo-liberalism in the post-socialist region, King’s College, London

2012 - 2013

  • 5 December 2013, ‘The suffering and politics of internal migrants in Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan: an investigation into social justice, the politics of need interpretation, the juridical field and political moderation,’ Central Asia and Caucasus Working Group, Davis Center, Harvard University
  • 22 November 2013, ‘Liberalism, philanthropy and social justice: a critique of Foucauldian narrative and an investigation into charitable and community foundations in the UK,’ Sociology Department, Boston University, USA.
  • 3-6 October 2013, ‘Theorising structure and agency and Central Asian scholarship: an investigation into human agency, moral concerns and social class,’ 14th Annual Conference of the Central Eurasian Studies Society, Wisconsin University, Wisconsin.
  • 3 April 2013, ‘Understanding philanthropic foundations and social justice: an investigation into liberalism, institutions and social embeddedness in the UK,’ British Sociological Association Annual Conference, London.
  • 3 April 2013, ‘Charitable giving and everyday morality: an investigation into moral concerns, visions and reflexivity in the UK,’ British Sociological Association Annual Conference, London
  • 27 March 2013, ‘Why Central Asian scholarship needs a strong theory: an investigation into human reflexivity and social class,’ Department of Politics, University of Exeter
  • 25-26 March 2013, Understanding philanthropic foundations and social justice: an investigation into liberalism, institutions and social embeddedness in the UK,’ Symposium on New Philanthropy, Social Justice and Social Policy, University of Bradford
  • 1 March 2013, ‘Understanding philanthropic foundations and social justice: an investigation into liberalism, institutions and social embeddedness in the UK,’ International Conference on Social Justice Philanthropy, National Council for Voluntary Organisations, London
  • 14 February 2013, 'Everyday morality and moral concerns and their implications for charitable giving,' Third Sector Research Centre, University of Southampton
  • 15 November 2012, ‘Why Central Asian scholarship needs a strong theory: an investigation into human reflexivity and social class,’ Centre for Contemporary Central Asia and the Caucasus, School of African and Oriental Studies, London
  • 11 July 2012, 'Everyday morality and moral concerns and their implications for charitable giving,' 10th ISTR International Conference, Sienna
  • 15 May 2012, 'Everyday morality and moral concerns and their implications for charitable giving,' 2nd Global International Conference on Living Responsibly: Ethical Issues in Eveyday Life, Prague
  • 27 April 2012, 'Illegal settlements and city registration in Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan,' Department of Sociology and Social Work, Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, Almaty
  • 21 April 2012, 'Illegal settlements and the right to subsistence: an investigation into land seizures in Almaty and Bishkek,' KIMEP International Conference, 19-21 July, Almaty
  • 13 April 2012, ''Illegal settlements and city registration in Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan,' Department of Sociology, Eurasia National University, Astana

2005 - 2011

  • 10 November 2011, ‘Are We Entering an Era of Discontent?’ School Research Seminar, School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research, University of Kent
  • 16 July 2010, ‘Economic Inequalities and Moral Repair in Kyrgyzstan,’ Roundtable on Kyrgyzstan, Lansdowne Club, London
  • 22 May 2010, ‘Understanding Looting and Land Seizures: the Moral Economy of Land Invasions,’ Roundtable on Kyrgyzstan : 7 April Uprising and the Aftermath, School of African and Oriental Studies, London
  • 24 March 2010, ‘Moral Judgements, Ethics and Social Class: The Moral Economy of Giving,’ Centre for Charitable Giving and Philanthropy Away Day, CASS Business School, City University, London
  • 12 January 2010, ‘Land Rights, Ethics and Poor Groups: Understanding Squatter Settlements and Shanty Towns in Bishkek,’ Social Research Center, American University - Central Asia, Bishkek
  • 23 December 2009, ‘Moral Economy, Land Rights and Poor Groups,’ Sociology Department, Eurasian National University, Astana
  • 8 May 2009, ‘Reflexivity, Class and Ethics: a preliminary analysis of moral judgements and philanthropic acts in the UK’, Departmental Research Seminar, Sociology Department, Boston University
  • 20-21 March 2009, Discussant on everyday moralities in Kyrgyzstan, Conference on The Changing Social Role of Islam in Post-Soviet Eurasia, Davis Center, Harvard University
  • 24 February 2009, ‘Moral Sentiments, Injustice and Family Relatedness: An Investigation into Family Responsibilities and Foster Care (Baguuga Beruu) in Kyrgyzstani Households,’ Central Asia and Caucasus Working Group, Davis Center, Harvard University
  • 6 November 2008, ‘Charitable Acts, Moral Judgements and Class Sentiments,’ School Research Seminar, School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research, University of Kent
  • 3-4 February 2006, ‘The Moral Economy in Kyrgyzstan: understanding morality and ethics in Central Asia,’ The Second Conference of the Eurasian Network of Political Science, Yekaterinburg State University, Russia.
  • 25-27 August 2005, ‘Understanding the moral economy in the post-soviet space: some issues of professional practices and ethics in Kyrgyzstan,’ Perspectives on Moral Economy: International Conference, Lancaster University - with Elmira Satybaldieva.
  • 5-9 July 2005, ‘Understanding professionalism in post-soviet societies: Some approaches to professional practices and ethics,37th World Congress of the International Institute of Sociology, Stockholm - with Elmira Satybaldieva.
  • 10-12 June 2005, ‘Understanding moral changes in post-soviet societies: Some approaches to moral economy,’ Centre for Russian and European Studies Annual Conference, Cumberland Lodge, Windsor Great Park
  • 21-23 March 2005, ‘Moral struggles in a post-socialist society: Kyrgyzstanis’ reflections on the market transition,’ British Sociological Association Annual Conference Life Course: Fragmentation, Diversity and Risk, York University

 

International and national advisory work

  • September 2015-17, International Scholar, Al-Farabi Kazakh National University
  • May 2011-13, International Scholar, OSI-CARTI program, Kyrgyzstan.
  • 18-29 December 2009, International Scholar, Sociology Department, Eurasian National University, Kazakhstan.
  • 24 August - 5 September 2009, Invited Expert, OSI-CARTI Summer School and Academic Writing Workshop, OSI-CEU, Budapest, Hungary.
  • 9 January 2009, Consultant on economics module, Economics Department, The Open University, UK.
  • May 2009-11, International Scholar, OSI-CARTI program, Kyrgyzstan.
  • 31 January 2008, Consultant on Kyrgyzstan, Farnham Castle International Briefing and Conference Centre, Surrey, UK.
  • 29-31 March 2007, Invited Expert, OSI-CARTI Research Design Workshop, American University – Central Asia, Kyrgyzstan
  • May 2007-09, International Scholar, OSI-CARTI program, Kazakhstan.
  • July 2005-08, Resource Faculty Person, OSI-HESP ReSET Social Identities in Transforming Societies, Novosibirsk State University, Russia.
  • July 2003-06, Resource Faculty Person, OSI-HESP ReSET Building Academic and Teaching Excellence in the Discipline of Sociology in Central Asia, Almaty, Kazakhstan.


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