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Full Professor at the Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales, (INALCO), Eurasian Department, Paris from 2002, History and Civilization of Central Asia. Has conducted  fields researches in Central Asia since 1979, teaching history of Central Asia at INALCO from 1982 to 2016. She has published more than 120 articles, chapters and books on Central Asia. From 2014 to 2018, Chief Project for Sorbonne Paris City, for the project Institute Sorbonne Kazakhstan in Almaty

affiliation and current position

Regional Director of IFEAC in Bishkek (French Institute of Central Asian Studies) since September 1st 2016 (Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development.


History and Civilization of Modern and Contemporary Central Asia, Intercultural contacts, Islam, secularism, radicalization in Central Asia from the Colonial period to Independent States, Public health and Society, Urban spaces in post-soviet capitals, environment, Social and multiple crisis management.

works/publications on Central Asia

2017 : « Central Asia going on « hyper-Islamisation », Between Adaptation to Post Communism and Calls for Radicalisation », Journal UNISCI/Revista UNISCIn°45, Octubre/October 2017, Central Asia in the Changing International System.
2013 : Asie centrale : au carrefour des mondes, Paris, Ellipses. 240p.2005 : la croisée des chaines, Paris, Belin, 190p.

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