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Ali Igmen, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of History
California State University, Long Beach
1250 Bellflower Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90840
562 985-8765 | Fax: 562 985-5431 | Office: FO2-116

Research Interests

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 Modernityin 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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