Elmira is from Kazakhstan. After receiving her BA in International Journalism from Kazakh National University, she worked in advertising for nine years. In 2014, she joined a research project on the Future Urbanism at Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture, and Design in Moscow. Since then, she’s worked in Moscow in non-profit projects related to education and urban studies. In 2019, she graduated from Tel Aviv University with a master's degree in Public Policy (Conflict Resolution and Mediation). She joined the Sociology Department at CEU.
What is the one thing people should know about you?
My belief in collaboration power; that every person has some unique skill, talent, or ability that can be contributed to the common goal. I have some urge to help people connect and realize new unexpected projects.
Why did you choose your particular course of study?
I love to explore human and social interactions and their contexts. I want to understand various critical approaches to that exploration and master practical research skills in order to pursue a further academic career.
What do you hope to gain from your time at CEU?
I am looking forward to gaining not only theoretical and practical knowledge from the professional researchers in the field of my interests but also to meet like-minded people and create a network of colleagues and friends.