Director

Anita Sengupta is an area studies specialist and engages with research on the Eurasian region in general and Central Asia in particular. In the course of this she has collaborated with scholars in a number of Universities and Institutes in Tashkent, Bishkek, Almaty, Ankara, Istanbul, Sweden, Berlin and Washington. She has been a visiting scholar in Humbolt University, is part of the Swedish International Programme on Central Asia (SIPCAS) and the Nordic Network for Research on Migration, Identity, Communication and Security (MICS). She is part of Asia in Global Affairs an independent research forum that looks at a wide range of global issues from an Asian perspective.
 

She is the author of Myth and Rhetoric of the Turkish Model: Exploring Developmental Alternatives (Springer 2014) Heartlands of Eurasia: The Geopolitics of Political Space, (Lexington Books July 2009); The Formation of the Uzbek Nation-State: A Study in Transition, (Lexington Books, 2003) and Frontiers into Borders: The Transformation of Identities in Central Asia, (Hope India Publications and Greenwich Millennium Press Ltd, 2002). Her book Heartlands of Eurasia: The Geopolitics of Political Space published in 2009 was selected by the Oxford Bibliographies Online in 2011 as a must read on the section Geopolitics and Geo-strategy. Her book Symbols and the Image of the State In Eurasia has been published by Springer in October 2016.

She is member Editorial Board, Cambridge Journal of Eurasian Studies, and Contemporary History of Uzbekistan (Academy of Sciences Uzbekistan). She is also Advisory Board member of Strategic Foresight a journal published by TASAM (Turkish Asian Centre for Strategic Studies, Istanbul) and member of Editorial Board of Rising Powers Quarterly(Istanbul), International Research, Society, Politics, Economics (Institute of Socio-Political Research, published from Astana, Kazakhstan) She also peer reviews journals like Geopolitics, Cambridge Central Asia ReviewAsian Ethnicity and International Studies. She is a contributor to DNA Edit columns and contributes regularly to public debates for the Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi as an expert.

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