Dr. Irina Morozova

Ehemalige Postdoktorandin der Graduiertenschule
Affiliated Researcher

Kontakt

Graduiertenschule für Ost- und Südosteuropastudien
Leibniz-Institut für Ost- und Südosteuropaforschung/Universität Regensburg
Landshuter Str. 4
93047 Regensburg
Tel.: +49 (0)941 / 943 - 5431
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Forschungsschwerpunkte

  • Komparative Studien sozialistischer Gesellschaften
  • Wirtschafts- und Sozialgeschichte von Zentral- und Innerasien
  • Geschichte des Kalten Krieges und sowjetische Politik in Asien
  • Moderne Nationalbewegungen, postkoloniale und postimperiale Diskurse
  • Die soziale Rolle von Religionen in Zentral- und Innerasien
  • Oral history und Erinnerungen an Sozialismus und Transformationen in Zentral- und Innerasien

Forschungsprojekt

The Debate on Progress, Social Order and Economy and the Rise of New Inequalities in Central Asia, 1970-90s

For the wide sections of the population in Soviet Central Asia and Mongolia, which had lived through the socio-economic stabilisation of the 1960-70s, the perestroika reform of the second part of the 1980 unexpectedly resulted in a systemic change, - dismantling of socialism and the USSR’s and SMEA’s disintegration. The introduction and implementation of market reforms and public debates on social inequalities uncovered the sharp rivalry for the socialist state resources at the end 1980s-beginning 1990s. The history of these processes, not written so far, shall not only explain the similarities and variations in present development trajectories of such different states as a regional economic ‘leader’ Kazakhstan and a ‘weaker’, known for its revolutionary scenarios of power transition Kyrgyzstan, but also shall highlight the patterns of socio-economic transition internationally. The comparison with the de-jure independent and more successful in ‘democracy-building’ in post-socialism states such as Mongolia (which nevertheless experienced unprecedented social erosion and polarisation) highlights complex historical contexts and makes the study relevant to the questions on development of social systems and sustainability of structures and concepts of nation-state.

The research peruses comparison of the stages and pace of realisation of economic reforms in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Mongolia since their conceptual framing within the USSR and socialist world in the mid-1970s, the first experiments with introduction of market elements within the socialist system in 1987 and through launching full-scale market reforms and their further implementation in the 1990s. The project studies the concepts of economic progress, social order and inequalities as they were translated in the media and discussed among the population. The key question is: how the development of the public debate on economic progress, social system and inequalities resulted from, paralleled to and preceded these reforms. The comparative component helps to reflect upon the chosen terms and concepts. The research is largely based on the established database of written and oral original sources. The economic history study is pursued at various levels, as it investigates the privatisation of large state-owned enterprises, on the one hand, and analyses the economic history of everyday life, on the other.

The project shall have an impact upon research collectives and scholars engaged in studying economic history and social production of the concepts on (economic) progress and social inequality. 

Siehe auch die Projektskizze im Jahresbericht 2014 der Graduiertenschule

Curriculum Vitae

  • 2014 – Forschung an der Graduiertenschule für Ost- und Südosteuropastudien, Universität Regensburg
  • 2010 – 2014 - Projektleiterin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (HU Berlin), Institut für Asien- und Afrikawissenschaften, Zentralasien-Seminar
  • 2007 – 2009 Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin am German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA), Institute of Middle East Studies (IMES), Hamburg
  • 2006 – 2010 Forscherin und Dozentin an der Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU), Institute of Asian and African Studies
  • 2003 – 2010 Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin am International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS), Leiden University and University of Amsterdam
  • 2002 Ph.D., History, MSU, Institute of Asian and African Studies

Auszeichnungen

  • 2010-2014 Stipendium der VolkswagenStiftung für die Leitung des internationalen Forschungsprojekts "The History of Perestroika in Central Asia (social transformation in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Mongolia, 1982-1991)" 
  • 2007-2009 Forschungsstipendium der Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung (Forschungsprojekt "Transformation of political elites in Kyrgyzstan and Mongolia, 1924-2008 (a historical comparative analysis)"
  • 2003-2004 NATO Wissenschaftsstipendium, Stipendium von der Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) (Forschungsthema "Challenges to regional security in Central Eurasia")

Funktionen und Mitgliedschaften

  • 2012 – Gründungsmitglied der International Unit for Central and Inner Asian Studies (IUCIAS)
  • 2009 – Deutsche Arbeitsgemeinschaft Vorderer Orient (DAVO)
  • 2005-2009 - Aufsichtsrat der European Society for Central Asian Studies (ESCAS)
  • 2001- European Society for Central Asian Studies
  • 2001 - the International Institute for the Study of the Nomadic Civilizations (IISNC)
  • 2000 – Central Eurasian Studies Society (CESS)

Publikationen (Auswahl)

Liste von Publikationen.pdf

Konferenzen und Workshops (Organisation)

  • Mitorganisatorin der internationalen Konferenz "Changing Patterns of Power in Historical and Modern Central and Inner Asia", in Kooperation mit IIAS, Ulaanbaatar University and IUCIAS, Ulaanbaatar 7.-9. August 2014
  • Mitorganisatorin des internationalen Seminars "Knowledge Production and Knowledge Transfer in and on Central and Inner Asia" (im Rahmen des IIAS-Programms "Rethinking Asian Studies in a Global Context", finanziert von der Mellon Foundation, New York), Ulaanbaatar 5.-6. August 2014
  • Vorsitzende des Workshops "Left movements and ideology in Asia, Africa and the Middle East at the last quarter of the twentieth century: towards a comparative-historical analysis" in co-operation with Zentrum Moderner Orient and Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Berlin, 19 March 2014
  • Organisatorin der internationalen Konferenz "The History of Perestroika in Central Asia", sponsored by VolkswagenStiftung and Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung and hosted by Aigine cultural research center, Bishkek 30. May-1. June 2013
  • Vorsitzende des internationalen Workshops "The Legacy of perestroika discourses in knowledge production on Central Asia" (together with co-convenor Prof. J. Boldbaatar) in co-operation with Ulaanbaatar University, the Union of Historians of Mongolia, HU Berlin, VolkswagenStiftung, the IIAS, National Institutes for the Humanities (Japan), Ulaanbaatar 24.-25. August 2012
  • Mitglied des Organisationsteams der ESCAS-Konferenz XI "Studying Central Asia: in quest of new paths and concepts?", Central European University, Budapest, Hungary, 3.-5. September 2009
  • Co-Direktorin des NATO Advanced Research Workshops "Towards Social Stability and Democratic Governance in Central Eurasia: Challenges to Regional Security", IIAS, Leiden 8.-11. September 2004

Lehre

  • Die vergleichende Geschichte sozialistischer Bewegungen in Asien, Afrika und dem Mittleren Osten im letzten Viertel des 20. Jahrhunderts
  • Aktuelle Deballen in Zentralasiatischen Studien
  • Soziopolitische Geschichte und internationale Beziehungen in Zentralasien im 20. Jahrhundert
  • Die politische Ökonomie von Öl und Gas in asiatischen Ländern
  • Diskussionen über Religion und Politik im sozialistischen und zeitgenössischen Zentral- und Innerasian