Links for UW Travelers to Nazabayev University (NU)
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Places to Visit in Nur-Sultan
Map of Nur-Sultan
Culture and Food
Travelling with Electronics
Reports from International Non-Governmental Organizations
News Sources from/in Kazakhstan
- Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL), Kazakhstan Bureau
- RFE/RL’s Central Asia blog
- US Embassy in (Kazakhstan) News
- KazInform, international Kazakhstani news agency
Select Scholarship on Kazakhstan
- Robbins, C. (2010). Apples are from Kazakhstan: The land that disappeared. Atlas and Company.
- Silova, I., & Niyozov, S. (Eds.). (2020). Globalization on the margins: Education and post-socialist transformations in Central Asia. IAP.
Available in UW–Madison Libraries
- Ahn, E. S., & Smagulova, J. (Eds.). (2016). Language change in Central Asia. Walter de Gruyter.
- Aitken, J. (2009). Nazarbayev and the making of Kazakhstan: from communism to capitalism. Bloomsbury.
- Asemkulov, T., & Fairweather-Vega, S. (2019). A life at noon. Three String Books.
- Carmack, R. J. (2019). Kazakhstan in World War II: Mobilization and ethnicity in the Soviet empire. University Press of Kansas.
- Laumulin, C., & Laumulin, M. (2009). The Kazakhs: Children of the steppes. Global Oriental.
- Keller, S. (2019). Russia and Central Asia: Coexistence, conquest, convergence. University of Toronto Press.
- Laszczkowski, M. (2016). ‘City of the future’: Built space, modernity and urban change in Astana. Berghahn Books.
- Lillis, J. (2018). Dark shadows: Inside the secret world of Kazakhstan. Bloomsbury.
- Pomfret, R. (2019). The Central Asian economies in the twenty-first century: Paving a new silk road. Princeton University Press.
- Salhani, C. (2011). Islam without a veil: Kazakhstan’s path of moderation. Potomac Books.
- Schatz, E. (2004). Modern clan politics: the power of” blood” in Kazakhstan and beyond. University of Washington Press.
- Shai︠a︡khmetov, M., & Butler, J. (2012). A Kazakh teacher’s story: Surviving the silent steppe. Stacey International.
- Silova, I., & Niyozov, S. (2020). Globalization on the margins. Education and post-Socialist transformations in Central Asia. Information Age Publishing.
Scholarly Books/Articles by NU Faculty
- Bissenova, A. (2016). Building a Muslim nation. In Bigozhin, U., Bissenova, A., Blum, D., Diener, A. C., Koch, N., Kudaibergenova, Laszczkowski, M., Peyrouse, S., Rancier, M., Tutumlu, A. and Schwab, W.; Kazakhstan in the Making: Legitimacy, symbols, and social changes, 211–228. Lexington Books.
- Caron, J. F. (Ed.). (2019). Kazakhstan and the Soviet Legacy: Between continuity and rupture. Springer.
- Dubuisson, E. M. (2017). Living language in Kazakhstan: The dialogic emergence of an ancestral worldview. University of Pittsburgh Press.
- McGuire, G. (2017). Cultural histories of kumiss: tuberculosis, heritage and national health in post-Soviet Kazakhstan. Central Asian Survey, 36(4), 493–510.
Other Scholarly Articles
- Bekmagambetov, A., Wagner, K. M., Gainous, J., Sabitov, Z., Rodionov, A., & Gabdulina, B. (2018). Critical social media information flows: political trust and protest behaviour among Kazakhstani college students. Central Asian Survey, 37(4), 526–545.
- Fauve, A. (2015). Global Astana: nation branding as a legitimization tool for authoritarian regimes. Central Asian Survey, 34(1), 110–124.
- Laruelle, M., & Royce, D. (2019). Kazakhstani public opinion of the United States and Russia: testing variables of (un) favourability. Central Asian Survey, 38(2), 197–216.
- Martin, V. (2017). Engagement with empire as norm and in practice in Kazakh nomadic political culture (1820s–1830s). Central Asian Survey, 36(2), 175–194.