Emma Sabzalieva was awarded a Vanier Scholarship for the remainder of her PhD studies. Her project is titled How does higher education respond to major institutional change? The fall of the Soviet Union and universities in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan.

A holder of a United Kingdom’s Leverhulme Trust scholarship for the first two years of her program, Emma has recently defended her thesis proposal and will soon be conducting her fieldwork in Central Asia.

Congratulations Emma!