Nina Bagdasarova, PhD, is a professor of Psychology Department in American University of Central Asia (www.auca.kg). Nina Bagdasarova has been working on peace education issues since 2001. She was a member of many expert teams developing state documents (like the Concept of Multicultural and Multilingual Education of Kyrgyz Republic) and research papers (like Analysis of Textbooks and Learning/Teaching Materials on Representation of Human Rights, Conflict Management and Peace Building Issues). Recently she developed the Manual for textbook authors on gender and social inclusion issues. Based on this manual the Methodology of gender and anti-discrimination expertise of teaching and learning materials was developed by team of experts and implemented by Ministry of Education and Science of Kyrgyz Republic.
Nina is also working with the projects on conflict prevention and resolution. All these project activities are strongly connected with her constant activism in the field of diversity and gender issues. Moreover, she has been working with university education programs in the scope of ethnicity, nation building and conflict resolution. She was a co-director of the three-year project in Excellence of University Teaching Program: "Nationhood and Narratives in Central Asia: history, context and critique". Another important field of her activity is a training for professionals on diversity management and conflict resolution skills (state and municipal officials as well as school teachers). Nina Bagdasarova is a member of The Experts' Council on Interethnic Relations under the President of Kyrgyz Republic. As a member of GPPAC Peace education working group, Nina is continuing her work using international networking for mutual exchange of ideas and methodologies.
Region: Central Asia
Area of Expertise: Gender expert in educational projects, conflict prevention and resolution