Dilraba Anayatova in Education Policy and Evaluation at the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College; research interests include rural education in Central Asia with the focus on rural communities and environmental issues, environmental justice in postcolonial and decolonial context.
Hovig Artinian in Evolutionary Anthropology at the School of Human Evolution and Social Change; research interests in the role of social norms and identity in relation to cooperation and cultural evolution.
Gaukhar Baltabayeva in Political Science at the School of Politics and Global Studies; research interests in comparative politics and international relations, with a specific focus on migration and brain drain issues from Eurasian countries to the West.
Kelly Baur in Applied Linguistics at the Department of English; research interests in language policy and planning as it relates to marginalized and underrepresented languages.
Imani Crawford in Indigenous Education at the School of Social Transformation; research interests in Indigenous cultures of Eurasia, increasing study abroad and foreign language learning among Black American and Native American students, and exposing students to Eurasia-related career fields beyond academia, literature, and foreign policy.
Yonca Cubuk Uzundag in Religious Studies at the School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies; research interests in alcohol consumption in relation to memory, place, identity, gender, class, and politics.
Taylor Genovese in Human and Social Dimensions of Science and Technology at the College of Global Futures; research interests in anthropology of outer space, Russian Cosmism, the Soviet space program, Marxism and technology, multimodal ethnography, critical secular studies, and contemporary engagements with immortality and the cosmos in Russia and the U.S.
Ryan Grieser in Musicology at the School of Music, Dance and Theatre; research interests focus on the digital preservation of Balkan folk music and cultural heritage, primarily the Western region of Bulgaria.
Setrag Hovsepian in Educational Policy and Evaluation at the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College. His research interests include preservation of endangered languages, diaspora studies, refugee education, education in emergency situations, and education in MENA and Armenia.
Djurdja Jovanovic Padejski in Comparative Culture and Language at the School of International Languages and Cultures; research interests in quantitative sociolinguistics, and political and environmental discourse analysis, with a focus on the Western Balkans, Russia, and Eastern Europe.
McKenna Kellar in Environmental Public Policy at the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions; research interests in cultural effects on eating habits, food security, food policy, and disaster management.
Cagla Kilic (fka Demirduzen) in Political Science at the School of Politics and Global Studies; research interests in elite decision making, role theory, non-Western political leadership and foreign policy, public opinion literature, international relations of the Middle-East and China, and Turkey with its surroundings.
Arina Melkozernova in Comparative Culture and Language at the School of International Languages and Cultures; research interests in the digital humanities, including the development and implementation of creative solutions for digitizing culturally valuable information to promote the notion of “sovereignty” in relation to digital technologies and infrastructure.
Jadie Minhas in Political Science at the School of Politics and Global Studies; research interests in regime transitions and authoritarianism in the post-Soviet sphere, comparative politics and international relations between Russia and the U.S., and the U.S. and Western Europe's foreign policy in Eastern Europe.
Masha Monakhova in Environmental Social Science at the School of Human Evolution and Social Change; research interests in international economics, international law, and geography, and the geographic area of the Arctic region.
Nathanael Pierce in Philosophy at the School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies; research interests in political philosophy, philosophy of economics, well-being, bioethics, and health-care ethics; assistant at the Central European Cultural Collaborative at ASU.
Scott Prada in Linguistics and Applied Linguistics at the English Department; research interests in Vocabulary and Reading Comprehension in Second Language Acquisition, learning and preservation of the Languages of Russia, and Ecolinguistics.
Matthew Putz in History at the School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies; research interests in Holocaust and genocide studies, and the history of populism, with a focus on the Balkans.
William Rector in Political Science at the School of Politics and Global Studies; research interests in communist Europe, secret police, and modern memory.
Gina Scarpete Walters in Comparative Culture and Language at the School of International Languages and Cultures; research interests in cognitive linguistics and cultural linguistics (cross-cultural semantics and lexicology, human body metaphors, emotion metaphors, the universality of metaphors and variation in metaphor both across and within cultures), and also semantic change, etymology, grammaticalization, pragmaticalization, and discourse markers.
Liudmila Sharaya in History at the School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies; research interests in migration studies, Russian and Modern European history, history of empires, and memory studies.
Ekaterina Stoliarova in Agribusiness at the W. P. Carey Morrison School of Agribusiness; research interests are devoted to food insecurity, food policies, and food supply chain.
Rebecca Stuch in Innovation in Global Development at the College of Global Futures; research interests focus on helping others to understand the past and future implications of technology on communities and the economic, political, and social development of those communities, as well as to continue to support the usage of technology to assist social-entrepreneurship and organizational development.
Keti Tsotniashvili in Educational Policy and Evaluation at the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College; research interests in higher education policy, administration, and quality assurance, as well as the Republic of Georgia and its surroundings.
Adnan Turan in Education Policy and Evaluation at the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College; research interests include the comparative assimilation process of migrants, particularly focusing on Kurdish communities in the republics of the former Soviet Union.