Central Asia/South Asia Summit 2019

James E Baker

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Graduate Student

UNO - Geography
state elites, post-Soviet urban imaginaries and geonomastic regimes, Baku, Azerbaijan; Astana, Kazakhstan

I participated in a US State Department intensive language program in the former Soviet Union (CLS Azerbaijani '13). As an aspiring PhD student and applicant to UNL's Geography program, I am interested in studying how spatial regimes of affective nationalism persist in autocratic states and "frustrated democracies" and across the Former Soviet Union; I hope to direct my research to Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, and Tajikistan.