Biography

PhD Social Anthropology - SOAS, University of London

MA Social Anthropology - SOAS, University of London

MA Middle East Studies - El Colegio de Mexico

BA International Relations - National Autonomous University of Mexico

I am a social anthropologist trained at SOAS, University of London. I have also a background in International Relations (UNAM), Middle East Studies (El Colegio de Mexico) and Russian Language and Culture (Pushkin State Russian Institute, Moscow). I have in depth experience of research in Tajikistan: my doctoral research investigated subjectivity, temporality and everyday life in Kulob, southern Tajikistan.

The Camel Trust Small Grant for Anthropological Research (2015) funded my postdoctoral research “Intimacy and touch: embodied care and the shaping of Muslim families in Tajikistan”. This project analysed forms of care that are sensuous and tactile, and examined the ways in which this type of care shapes the diverse arrangements of Muslim families in Tajikistan. I have also conducted anthropological research and published about intimacy and multi-ethnic family life in the cosmopolitan port city of Odessa in Ukraine.

From 2015 to 2019, I joined a team of scholars working on the project: “Yiwu: Trust, Global Traders and Commodities in a Chinese International City” (TRODITIES) funded by an ERC-Advanced Grant. My focus in this collaborative project revolved around the circulation of people, commodities and knowledge, as well as the gendered aspects of trade from Yiwu to West and Central Asia. http://www.sussex.ac.uk/global/research/researchprojects/yiwu

Role

Lecturer in Social Anthropology, Department of Anthropology

Study Abroad Officer, School of Global Studies 

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