Ali F. Igmen

Ali Igmen, Ph.D.

Dr. IgmenTitle: 
Associate Professor of History
Director of Oral History Program

Contact Information:
Office: FO2-116
Phone: (562) 985-8765

Fields of Interest

Professor Igmen’s research interests include: Central Asia, Eurasia, Russia, Soviet Union, Turkey, Middle East, China, World, Theater and Oral History.

Selected Publications

Speaking Soviet with an Accent: Culture and Power in Kyrgyzstan. “Central Asia in Context Series,” Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, July 2012.

“Four Daughters of Tököldösh: Kyrgyz Actresses Define Soviet Modernity” in Special Issue, “State-Society Relations.” Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and Middle East (CSSAAME), Durham: Duke University Press, 2012, volume 32, number: 1.

 “Kyrgyz Houses of Culture, 1920s and 1930s” in Reconstructing the Soviet and Eastern European Houses House of Culture, Joachim Otto Habeck and Brian Donahoe, editors, Max-Planck-Institut für ethnologische Forschung, New York: Berghahn Press, 2011.

“No Tulips This Time, But Hope: Where did the Tulips Go?” UCLA International Institute on-Line Journal, April 8, 2010.

 “Reconstructing the House of Culture” in Central Eurasian Studies Review (CESR), Central Eurasian Studies Society, Center for Russia, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Madison: University of Wisconsin, Spring 2008, volume 7, number 1.

Honors and Awards

Early Career Excellence Award, CSULB, 2011

SCAC (Scholarly and Creative Activities Committee) Awards, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012

Max-Planck-Institut für ethnologische Forschung (Max Planck Institute of Social Anthropology) Workshop Participant, Halle, Houses of Culture Workshop, 2007

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