I am a qualitative researcher specializing in gender, public policy, culture, and social constructs with experience in due diligence, corporate research analysis, and project management. In my research and writing, I largely employ ethnographic methods, discourse and frame analyses, and support a decolonial approach toward academia. I authored various academic publications and opinion essays on gender-based violence, educational policy, state strategies, and nationalism.

My educational background includes a joint master’s degree in Gender Studies and Women’s Studies from the Central European University in Budapest, Hungary, and the University of Oviedo, Spain. In addition, I received my bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Nazarbayev University in Astana, Kazakhstan, and a master’s degree in Public Policy and Public Administration from the Higher School of Economics in Moscow, Russia.

Contact me via aarystanbek@gmail.com or LinkedIn.