Rano Turaeva

Bruno De Cordier is professor at the Department of Conflict and Development Studies under the Faculty of Political and Social Sciences of Ghent University. Before, he was working for the international humanitarian aid sector, mostly for specialized bodies of the UN, and partly in different countries of the former USSR. His interests include social history, identity and social mobility, the social impact of globalization, the aid economy, and the social role and position of Islam, Christianity, and of religious actors in general. Adrien Fauve is Assistant Professor of Politics and International Relations at Paris-Sud University. Previously, he was a post-doctoral fellow at CNRS (2016-2017) and within Bruno Latour’s FORCCAST project on active learning (2013-2016). For seven years, he has coordinated the Central Asia seminar series at CERI-Sciences Po with Karlygash Abiyeva, Olga Spaiser, Bayram Balci, and Olivier Ferrando (2010-2017). His research focuses on political sociology and international relations, with fieldworks in Central Asia. Recent publications include articles in the Nationalities Papers, Central Asian Survey, and Revue d’Etudes Comparatives Est-Ouest. Jeroen J. J. Van den Bosch has a background in Area Studies (Slavonic Studies) and Political Science (International Relations). He studied at the Catholic University in Leuven; in Irkutsk (IGLU, Russian Federation); Cracow (Jagiellonian University); Moscow (Pushkin Institute); and since 2010 in Poznań (Adam Mickiewicz University). He was editor-in-chief of the political science journal R/evolutions: Global Trends & Regional Issues. Currently, at AMU he acts as coordinator of the EISCAS project and is assistant-coordinator in the EISIPS sister-project, also an Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership. His research fields encompass theories of dictatorships, autocratic cooperation, democratization, political regimes theories, African politics (sub-Saharan Africa), and Central Asia.