Irina Morozova


Irina Morozova is a historian and specialist on the region of Central and Inner Asia. She graduated from the Institute of Asian and African Studies at Lomonosov Moscow State University. After her PhD (dissertation: "Social transformation in Outer Mongolia, 1920-40"), she continued research with a fellowship of the International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS ) at the Universities of Leiden and Amsterdam. Besides her work as a lecturer and researcher at Lomonosov Moscow State University, Dr. Morozova worked, as Alexander von Humboldt Fellow, at the German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA ) in Hamburg. There she ran the project: "Transformation of Political Elites in Kyrgyzstan and Mongolia from 1924 to 2007 - a Comparative Historical Analysis". From 2010 to 2014 at the Seminar for Central Asian Studies, Humboldt University of Berlin, Dr. Morozova was leading a project (funded by Volkswagen Foundation) "The History of Perestroika in Central Asia (social transformation in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Mongolia, 1982-1991)", after which she took a position of senior researcher at the Institute for East and Southeast European Studies and Post Doc at the Graduate School for the Eastern and Southeastern European Studies at the University of Regensburg. She works on her habilitation project: "The Debate on Progress, Social Order and Economy and the Rise of New Inequalities in Central Asia, 1970-90".