Prof. Dr. Gulnara Malbagarovna Mendikulova

  • Role in Center:

    Advanced Researcher

  • Discipline:

    Historical Sciences

  • University:

    Satbayev University

  • Country:


Biography: Prof. Dr. Gulnara Malbagarovna Mendikulova is a Professor of History with a Post-doctorate degree in the Historical Sciences and an Academician of the International Academy of History and Social Sciences. Furthermore, she is a Professor in the Department of Social Disciplines at Satbayev University with eleven published monographs, textbooks, collections of documents and 300 articles in 15 countries. She was awarded the Breastplate “For Merits in the Development of Science of the R.K.” (2008), Jubilee Medal of 120th anniversary of K.I. Satpayev (2019), and the Best Teacher at the university in 2017 in the Republic of Kazakhstan (2018). She has won 19 international grants and scholarships. Since 2003, she has been the head of fundamental and applied research projects at the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan. She speaks Kazakh, Russian, English – fluently, Turkish, French and Latin – with a dictionary.

Selected Publications:

  • Mendikulova, G./Nadezhuk, E./Akatayeva, A. (2019): New Documents on Kazakhs in the European Resistance Movements during World War II // Journal of Modern Turkish History. Volume 15, Issue 29, 205–226.

  • Akatayeva, A./Baitasova, G./Gabdullina, A./Mendikulova, G./Nadezhuk, E (2018): Kazakhs in the WWII: Documents from Foreign Archives. Volume 1. Almaty: Satbayev University, 383 p. Collection of documents.

  • Mendikulova, G./Nadezhuk, E. (2018): Religious Migrations in Contemporary Central Asia. In: Religious Tourism in Asia. CABI International, 110-117.

  • Mendikulova, G./Nadezhuk, E. (2017): Education: Colonial: Kazakhstan Online Encyclopedia of Women and Islamic Cultures. Brill Online Reference works. Vol. XV.

  • Mendikulova, G. (2017): Contemporary History and Geopolitics in Central Asia. Almaty: Kazakh University, 306 p. Collective international monograph.

  • Mendikulova, G. (2009): The Founder of Architectural School and Science of Kazakhstan – M.M. Mendikulov – Architect, Professor, Scholar and Warrior. Documents and Memories. Almaty, 199 p.

  • Koblandin, K./Mendikulova, G. (2009): Historical and Contemporary Development of the Kazakhs in Uzbekistan. Almaty, 294 p. Monograph in Kazakh.

  • Atantaeva, B./Mendikulova, G. (2008): History of Migrations between Kazakhstan and China in 1860-1960s. Almaty, 230 p. Monograph in Russian.

  • Mendikulova, G. (2006): The Kazakh Diaspora: History and Modernity. Almaty, 344 p. Monograph in Russian.

  • Mendikulova, G. (1997): The Historical Fates of the Kazakh Diaspora. Background and Evolution. Almaty, 264 p. Monograph in Russian.

Areas of Expertise:

  • World History
  • The Historical and Current Problems of Ethnic Politics
  • History of Kazakhstan
  • Diaspora Studies
  • Ethnicity and Migrations in Eurasia

Current Position(s):

  • Professor at the Department of Social Disciplines, Satbayev University, since January 2017 (Almaty, K.Z.)
  • President of The Mendikulov Foundation, since November 2012 (Almaty, K.Z.)

Past Position(s)

  • 2014–2017: Professor at the Department of World History, Historiography and Source Studies, Al-Farabi Kazakh National University
  • 2013–2014: Fulbright visiting scholar to CURA Institute on Culture, Religion and World Affairs, Boston University (Boston, MA, USA)
  • 2011–2014: Chief Researcher at Institute of State History, MES RK (Astana, K.Z.)
  • 2005–2012: Director of Research Center on Diaspora Studies, the World Association of the Kazakhs

Prizes & Awards:

  • Grant for conducting research on “Kazakhs in the WWII: New Documents from Foreign Archives” in 2018-2020 (Ministry of Education and Science, Republic of Kazakhstan) (2018-2019)
  • The Best Teacher 2017 (Ministry of Education and Science, Republic of Kazakhstan) (2018)
  • Fulbright grant for conducting research, USA (1999-2000, 2005, 2013-2014)
  • Visiting Scholar grant of Foundation le Maison de Science de l’Homme, France (2009)
  • Imam Bukhari Scholarship at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies (1997)

Memberships & Networks:

  • The European Geopolitical Forum (since 2010)
  • Fulbright Association of the Republic of Kazakhstan (since 1999)
  • Central Eurasian Society (Harvard, USA) (1999-2018)
  • Member of the Expert group “Full legal and political rehabilitation of victims of political repression in Kazakhstan during the Soviet period”, created on behalf of the State Secretary of the Republic of Kazakhstan, by order of the Chairman of the Science Committee of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated February 25, 2020 (Kazakhstan)
  • Member of the editorial board of the research journals “The World of the Greater Altai” and “Kazakhstanology. Proceedings of the Institute for Post-Soviet and Interregional Studies. Edition II. – M., RSUH. – 2019
  • The European Geopolitical Forum
  • Fulbright Association of the Republic of Kazakhstan